I'm grumpy and sleep short this morning. Nothing big, just too much to do and not enough time to do it. I could use some cheering up, so with her permission, I'd like to share a friend's brownie recipe. Butter, sugar and chocolate makes even bad days a little better.
Survive Anything Double-Chocolate Brownies.
9 oz bittersweet chocolate
7 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons coffee
2 Tablespoons sugar (optional - I like them without the extra sugar)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the bittersweet chocolate and butter.
Beat three eggs in a large bowl at medium-high speed until thick and pale, it takes a few minutes. Add vanilla extract, coffee, milk, sour cream and extra sugar if you're using that. Beat until fully mixed (just a few seconds). Reduce speed to low and add the chocolate mixture.
Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. I make this recipe gluten free by substituting the flour etc for a GF pancake or biscuit mixture and that works great.
Fold the flour mixture into the liquid batter. Add as many semisweet chocolate chips as you need to survive anything.
Grease a large cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Cover with batter and smooth it out. Bake 30 minutes or until the brownies are cooked through. Allow brownies to cool before cutting.
Enjoy. Everything looks better if you have enough of these.