This is the basic brownie recipe that I use when we are craving something sweet.
1/2 c. butter
2 T. oil
3/4 C. flour
1/2 C. Cocoa
1 C. Sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
Melt butter on stove, then add the cocoa and oil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and blend eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, then flour and nuts. Mix well. Spread in a greased 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, cut into squares.
My Brownie Hints
You can add nuts to this recipe if you would like, but seriously why ruin your brownies like that? 🙂
Try using egg beaters instead of eggs. They will make your brownies super fluffy.
Cut your brownies with a plastic knife. It works. Trust me. My MIL keeps a plastic knife if her kitchen just for brownie cutting.
Don’t eat the whole pan at once. It will give you a tummy ache. Trust me, I’ve done it, but that was pre-marriage when I still thought all men were stupid.