Baking with Etta



Look at that face.  Proof that this is a good recipe.  Etta and I had a great weekend.  She sits at the counter with me and we bake.  I measure she pours.  I mix, she mixes.  I bake she tastes.  It’s a good partnership.  We made bread and she loved pounding it down and kneading it.  We juiced and she loved putting the fruits and vegetables into the chute and using the pusher to push them into the juicer.  We made brownies and she licked the pan and spoon and gave the nod of approval.

So this brownie recipe is good because it is luscious and chocolate and also because it doesn’t use a lot of dishes or pans.

G’s Luscious Brownies

(This doubles well too if you want to use an 9 x 13 pan.)


1 stick of butter

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder)

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour the bottom and sides of an 8″ square pan.  (I like to mix cocoa with the flour for just that added goodness.

2.  In a large saucepan, melt the butter.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.  Mix with a spoon.  Add the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder.  DO NOT OVER MIX!

3.  Spread the batter into the floured pan.  Tap pan on counter to even out.

4.  Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.  

One pan.  Can you dig it?  Etta would have liked to have eaten the whole pan!

And my new word?  Fabulish.  Hey, Rachel Ray has “yummo”  Emeril has “Bam.”  I can use “fabulish.”

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