I have a special baker being featured on my blog today! She has had many successes in the baking world, and today she outdid herself by completing a recipe from scratch perfectly. This recipe definitely deserves a spot on the blog! So, let's get to it! Here she is.........
My little 9 year old daughter.
She has been absolutely obsessed with baking ever since watching the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network. She vowed to be on the show someday and has been hard at work ever since. We do little baking lessons just here at home. We tackle one recipe a month like so:
1st week: Intro to recipe. Give tips, give help and educate.
2nd week: Review. I'm there to help if needed but stay pretty hands off and quiet otherwise.
3rd week: Test. No help from me in any way shape or form and we just hope for the best! Mistakes are how we learn so we don't sweat it too much :).
4th week: Perfect. Make it again to take to some friends or neighbors. This ensures confidence in skill since it most likely won't be able to be tested before sending them off to someone else.
Well, my kids had only had their intro (walk-through) on brownies when I came down with a pretty crazy sickness that lasted 2 weeks. They decided to lock me in my room to rest while they took on the brownies by themselves without any help. Needless to say, they were amazing! So my daughter got really into the brownie thing and can't stop making them. She tried out this recipe today from the Recipe Rebel and it's a fam favorite now!
They are exactly what most people want from a brownie. Rich and gooey (but not so gooey that it feels underdone), yet can be held without falling apart. Oh, so delicious!
What you will need:
- 1 C butter, melted
- 2 1/2 c white sugar
- 1 T vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
- 1 C cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray
- Combine melted butter, sugar and vanilla and mix well
- Add the eggs one and time, mixing well after each addition
- Add in the cocoa powder and mix well
- Add in the flour and salt and mix well
- Spread batter evenly into baking dish
- Bake 26-30 minutes (mine took about 32 and my oven cooks things faster than usual)