Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh my...

If you need a chocolate fix - say brownies - and you have no eggs, are you out of luck?

Nope! This was the case last night, and I found THIS incredible recipe on And Oh, My is an understatement!

Here is the recipe with pictures. I made a few changes, as suggested by one of the commenters on


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a heavy saucepan combine the 1/3 cup of flour and water. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick. Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool. {This took a while. I used a whisk. Lost track of time. Just suddenly noticed that I had a very think glue-like mixture.}
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. When butter has melted, add the cocoa and mix until smooth; set aside to cool. Beat the sugar and vanilla into the cooled flour mixture. Stir in the cocoa mixture until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the batter until just blended. Add chocolate chips. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting into bars. {Mine took closer to 28 minutes. I used a 9X11 pan though.}
These were just wonderful! And egg free! I'd like to know what kind of magic is going on with the flour+water=glue stuff. But I can just live in ignorance. With these brownies.

They weren't NEARLY as sweet as boxed mixes. Which meant they were PERFECT with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce on top.

Oh my.

No comments:

Post a Comment