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Old 03-21-2015, 04:15 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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I was thinking about trying some new recipes, and after a little internet research I decided to try with brownies.

I prefer to ask this question here, instead of searching a recipe online by myself, because I don't know them well enough to distinguish a "standard" recipe from some revisiting. For example the main recipes sites we have proposes a brownies recipe with hazelnuts in them, but so that we put hazelnuts practically everywhere it seems kinda suspicious to me.

So, in conclusion, my question is: do you know a recipe to make standard/normal/original brownies?

Thanks in advance to everyone!
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Open box of Ghiradelli double chocolate brownies ... follow the directions on the box ... get high on the smell of brownies baking ... eat them, hopefully over several days!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I like cooking and baking but my from-scratch brownies don't taste any better than the boxed ones, so I just don't make them from scratch any more.
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:59 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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Open box of Ghiradelli double chocolate brownies ... follow the directions on the box ... get high on the smell of brownies baking ... eat them, hopefully over several days!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I like cooking and baking but my from-scratch brownies don't taste any better than the boxed ones, so I just don't make them from scratch any more.

I doubt that I could find something like that here in Italy
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:35 AM
 
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Cocoa Brownies Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

A good, basic brownie recipe for you.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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Is Hershey's cocoa powder available there? The can had the best basic brownie recipe...have not made in years, but they were great, easy, & my children loved them. I'm sure any kind of cocoa powder can be used.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Cocoa Brownies Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

A good, basic brownie recipe for you.
Thanks, I will give a look to that.

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Is Hershey's cocoa powder available there? The can had the best basic brownie recipe...have not made in years, but they were great, easy, & my children loved them. I'm sure any kind of cocoa powder can be used.
Never heard it before, but online I've found this https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/rec...ils.aspx?id=98
Could it be the same?


However I think that it would be more difficult than how I thought, I will have to do a lot of measure conversions...
because we are used to measure the weight of the ingredients, while your recipes uses cups and spoons (so volume measures) a lot!

Oh well, it is not such a big deal. I'm used to math
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have made the Hersheys cocoa brownies for years. Truthfully, I have switched to Nestle cocoa because its cheaper, but the result is the same. Sometimes, if I want to go really crazy, I throw chocolate chips on top before baking.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 brownies.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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I like brownies that are chewy and have that super thin crisp crust. Not cake like or crumbly as a lot of recipes turn out for me. This is as close as to the box mix that I'm happy with the results. Turns out that the sugar is what gives you that chewy fudgey texture. I will have to try the ones recommended here as well.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/143667/...hell-brownies/
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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Thanks!

However, I've just done my measure conversions: there is really a lot of butter! I've also showed the recipe to my mum and my sister, and we are all really surprised by this!
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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Thanks!

However, I've just done my measure conversions: there is really a lot of butter! I've also showed the recipe to my mum and my sister, and we are all really surprised by this!
Yes, baking uses a lot of butter/sugar. If you are concerned, you can sub out half of the oil/butter for applesauce. Some people do all of it for applesauce.

There's a crazy but actually really good recipe that's fat/dairy free. Puree a can of black beans till smooth. Add box of brownie mix (or just omit all liquid/fat from above recipes leaving only dry ingredients) blend, bake as directed. I've made it for my vegetarian friends and family, they like it a lot.
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