Hold the phone. Today is National BROWNIE Day! How did we not have this day off work? Call your Congressman!
Naturally, I have to break the all the blogging rules you might have heard, because today calls for TWO posts. Since we're nearing the close of the day, we can file this under "better late than never." If you read my new About page, you know brownies are my jam. I can't diss them. For the sake of all that's holy, let's make some brownies so we don't have to live with the regret of not celebrating this day.
The recipe I have for you is killer.
But we have to get one thing straight. Boxed brownies are not inferior. Actually, #boxedbrownies4lyfe. Uh huh, I'm a blogger who abandons any purist or absolute notions. I like semi-homemade. I like from scratch. I like real. And sometimes, you just need a dang shortcut. There is no shame if you're making and baking for the enjoyment of yourself or others. And when it comes to brownies from the box, we (even the haters) really need to admit they're usually pretty spectacular.
Okay, now we can proceed.
These brownies start with a mix and are then zhuzhed up with buttermilk, chocolate chips, and chocolate frosting. Need I say more?
Classic Frosted Brownies (aka your new favorite)
Brownie Mix (use your favorite family-sized boxed brand)
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
What to do:
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
What to do:
Now it is time to share with your family. Or hoard them. Either way, it's a win.
This recipe comes to us from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. But, I halved it and added the chocolate chips. She's the genius behind your enjoyment.
My work here is done.
Until next time,