Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shaina's Best Brownie's Ever

My friend Shaina and I like to talk about food. A lot. We talk about the food we are eating, the food we wish we were eating, and sometimes, the food we never want to eat again. So when I told her I wanted to make brownies as a treat for the premier of Lost, and she told me she had the best brownie recipe EVER, I didn't doubt her. Because my Shaina would not lie to me. Not about something as important as chocolate.

And I was right to believe her.

Because she was telling the truth.

These are the best brownies ever. So good, in fact, that the entire pan was polished off so quickly - not solely by me, I might add - that I did not manage to even snap a photo of the finished product.

So I introduce you to the best (and quite possibly, easiest) brownies ever.

Shaina's Best Brownies Ever
2 sq unsweetened baking chocolate (or 6 T unsweetened cocoa powder)
1/2 cup butter (plus 2 T if using cocoa powder instead of baking squares - you need the extra fat)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Do not lick the spoon after this step. It won't taste good. I promise.

2. Remove from heat and blend in sugar. Do lick the spoon after this step. It will taste good. I promise.

3. Beat in eggs one at a time.

4. Stir in remaining ingredients.

5. Grease an 8x8 pan - bake around 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees, sprinkling with chocolate chips after 10 minutes.

Enjoy the yummy deliciousness - thanks to Shaina!


  1. Yay best brownies ever! Although your lovely readers must know that this is, in fact, my mom's recipe - and they really are the best brownies ever!!!! Growing up, I made new friends with mom's brownies...I always feared they were only my friends to get to the brownies!

  2. Yum!!! Those look so good! Why can't my hubby love chocolate as much as I do??

  3. They look so yummy.. I am ashamed to admit this, but I have never made homemade brownies.. only the box kind. HA!

  4. Brownies from scratch? That's crazyness! I'm so excited to try them...num num!

  5. Dude...these could not look better. Seriously yum!

  6. I'm gonna make these tomorrow for my mother-in-law's birthday! They look YUMMY!!

  7. The proportions of this are similar to a scratch brownie recipe I've made for years, but I've never put it together in this way--melting the butter and chocolate together, etc. I'll have to try this way of mixing it the next time I make mine and see if makes a difference.

  8. I made these last along with hot fudge sundaes. They were a big success!

  9. i tried these and LOVED them! I don't think it was a good idea becasue now i'll make them a couple times a week and become and ten ton tessie!