Friday, September 16, 2011

Only The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever

Between last night and this morning I have made about eighty four thousand different dishes. I have three friends coming to visit and apparently I think they eat like elephants. Did you know that elephants can eat up to 300 kg/day? It's sort of disturbing how many websites discuss the eating patterns of elephants.

But I digress. Cooking makes me sort of loopy sometimes.

So do these brownies. They make me go so crazy I turn into the type of animal that steals the food meant for it's family. Whoa, did you know there's even a name for this? It's called kleptoparasitism. Gee, google is a splendid creature.

I should probably stop.

Let's talk about the important things here- butter, eggs, and sugar. Does anyone really need anything else in life?

Other than chocolate, that is. Why does cocoa powder always make such a huge mess?

Never mind. Focus! These brownies are awesome. They have crunchy tops, gooey insides (even when fully baked), and can be made with stuff you probably already have at home. And you can use margarine (hello non dairy!) and nobody will ever know the difference.

Too bad there won't be enough left by the time my friends get here. Better go make more food!

Until next time,

Country Kleptoparasite

The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever

1 cup margarine or butter, melted
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Melt butter, add sugar. Mix eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, and salt; mix. Add chocolate chips. Bake in 8x8 if you like really thick brownies or a larger pan if you prefer them skinny until middle is no longer jiggly; about 30-45 mins.


  1. These look awesome and delicious but that is one insane amount of sugar. Is there any way I could halve it have it still taste good, you think?

  2. I don't think it would taste nearly as good or hold together well by halving just the sugar. Your best bet is to make a smaller total amount or eat fewer... and enjoy the ones you do have!

  3. 165 or 350?! As far as I remember 180C corresponds to 350F...

  4. Thanks for noticing! Apparently it's 175, but who has an oven that precise?