Thursday, September 25, 2008

Die Happy Brownies

Feeding one, or a crowd, can get mundane with the same repetoire of dishes.... and the dishes never quite get completely done before the next meal is expected.

I hope you'll find a great assortment of tasty treats and sumptuous meals to feed whoever comes to your table for company and conversation.

The first recipe is for the to-die-for brownies that my high school girls got at small group this week. I realize this doesn't mesh with the new title, but you can take it up with me only if you don't like the recipe. :P

Die Happy Brownies

1 c. margarine
3/4 c. cocoa
2 Tbsp. oil
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 pan. In large-ish pot, melt margarine, stir in cocoa and oil. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Blend in sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Stir in remaining ingredients, spread in greased pan, bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. When I see the brownies starting to rise in the middle, I pick up the pan (with pot holders) and bang it on the rack or the counter to let it fall. This keeps the brownies moist and chewy like you've never had. Mmmmmmmmmm. Cut into eight pieces to feed the men (with ice cream) or about 24-36 if you're serving ladies (who will just take a lot of tiny pieces to be not so obvious.

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