Thursday, February 3, 2011

It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This ...

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I've been up to my ears this week in paint!  I'm redoing our cozy main bathroom and haven't had much energy for crafting or cooking this week. (Photos to come in a future post.) I did find time to make some brownies though - rich, chocolatey brownies.  It made for the perfect afternoon treat with a cup of Lady Grey tea. 

Here's the secret for the most delicious brownies ever - Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix.  I can hear my family gasping as they learn my secret since I almost always bake from scratch (my grandmother wouldn't have it any other way).  But honestly, this mix makes The Best Brownies.  The perfect balance of moist cake yet just-a-little-bit-fudgy ... but not too much chocolate that gives you a sugar headache.  I've thrown out all of my brownie recipes and stick with the Ghiradelli mix.  I usually have a box in my pantry so that I can whip up a batch of brownies on short notice when friends drop in.

All you need to add to the mix is an egg, some oil and water.  Stir it all together then pour it into a parchment-lined baking pan.  I like to use an 8" square baking pan for a thicker brownie.

Bake in the oven according to the manufacturer's directions and before you know it, you have a pan of beautiful, decadent brownies.

Treat yourself to an afternoon delight today!
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