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Minnesota Cooking: Crispy, Chewy Cocoa Powder Brownies

Char is a creative writer, artist, and inventor—in and out of the kitchen.

Brownies!

Brownies!

Brownies With Cocoa Powder Are Tasty

Brownies, historically, are my downfall. I hate cake. Even though they are "technically" cake, I still think that they are different.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour

25 min

1 hour 25 min

1 pan of brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Melt your butter. Mix the sugar, butter, water in large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. In second bowl, mix your flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Place in buttered pan. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Recipe From Nestlé

I actually sort of used the general gist of the recipe, but I had a two cup tin measuring cup and a 1 cup glass measuring cup.

I did not use Nestlé products, but instead had a tin of Hershey's Cocoa powder. I was listening to some women in church discussing how their mother or grandmother had a great recipe using the old chocolate syrup cans. But, now, since everything has gone plastic, she was unsure how much syrup to use.

The other person was discussing how their mother had used cocoa powder and 3/4 cup of flour.

I googled 3/4 cup of flour brownies. I even looked through some older cookbooks. Well. I found a few recipes and decided if there was cocoa and flour and eggs, how could I do it wrong. So. I share with you what I discovered.

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on November 30, 2017:

Renee21, these were good. Really good! Thank you for your comment! I did not see any Special Dark cocoa, but I will have to look.

Tori Leumas on November 30, 2017:

These look good. I love using Hershey's cocoa. If you like dark chocolate, Hershey's Special Dark cocoa is really good in brownies, cakes, etc. I made a cake recently with the Special Dark cocoa and my family raved over it.