Monday, July 23, 2012

Brownies for Two (Or one!)

I'm pretty sure in my last post, I promised not to neglect you all so much. And I'm pretty sure it's been 13 days since I posted last. I guess I lied, sorry. Hopefully, there will be more to come. Summer has just been so busy for us! 

Okay. So, the last couple of times I've made brownies, half of the pan has gone to waste because they weren't eaten before they went stale. Solution? Brownies that are the perfect amount of chocolate for two people (or one if you're pretty hard up!). 


1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 tbsp mild oil (like vegetable or canola)
3 tbsp water
splash of vanilla extract
Chocolate or hot fudge sauce (optional)


Combine dry ingredients in whatever vessel you choose. You can use a mug, a bowl, whatever. I used a 1.25 cup tupperware bowl and it was perfect. Add the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Microwave for 1:30 to 1:40 (depending on your microwave, mine took 1:35). Drizzle chocolate over the top and enjoy!

Okay - so here's the fun part.. VARIATIONS! There are so many ways you could do this!! Substitute white sugar for the brown and add a splash of mint extract for a chocolate mint delight. Add chocolate chips (or butterscotch or peanut butter or whatever kind of chips or chunks you want!) with the dry ingredients. Add a bit of caramel with the wet ingredients for a caramel brownie (which would be a fantastic way to use up some leftover salted caramel from my Salted Caramel Cupcakes!) with a drizzle of it over the top in place of the chocolate. Endless variations! Please feel free to share your variations, I'd love the new ideas!! 

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