A lot of the people I know make brownies from some box mix. Well, I just found this recipe and decided to try it and I have to say it is as easy as making a recipe from a box, plus the ingredients are not that hard to find in your pantry. I recommend anyone who has made boxed brownies before to try this one and tell me if they don't taste a lot better with the same amount of effort!
1 and 1/4 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of bittersweet cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of chopped walnuts
Turn on oven at 325.
Put foil inside an 8x8x2 inches pan leaving 2 extra inches on the sides.
Butter the foil or use non-stick spray if you have it.
Melt the butter in a pot on the stove until is bubbly and slightly browned. Remove from heat.
Add the sugar, the cocoa powder, the water, the vanilla extract and the salt while stirring.
Let cool 5 minutes.
Add the eggs while stirring vigorously then add the flour and stir 60 times.
Add the walnuts and mix.
Pour the mix in the pan.
Cook for 25 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let cool off. Then remove the foil from the pan and cut into 16 squares.
(This recipe was adapted by the February 2011 issue of Bonappetit Magazine)