Friends with food: How to earn some brownie points

What? Fudgey-Gooey Brownies

How Much? About $6 for chocolate and butter, plus all other standard baking ingredients

Why? Because brownies are better from scratch

We have discovered that the best brownies on campus (and maybe in the world) are sold at Architecture Café. So, we have taken it upon ourselves to bring you a recipe that rivals this brownie standard.

Fudgey-Gooey Brownies

• 1 cup butter

• 1 cup brown sugar

• ¾ cup white sugar

• 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

• ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips

• ½ cup cocoa powder

• 1 cup flour

• 1 ½ tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp vanilla

• 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350º and butter a 9×13 in. pan.

Melt the unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate together, either in a double boiler or by 30-second intervals in microwave.

Meanwhile, cream together the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix the melted chocolate into butter. Add flour and baking powder. Finally, pour the batter into the buttered dish and stick it in the oven.

Start checking the brownies after 20 minutes and take them out when the top cracks and the batter no longer jiggles (too much) when you move it.

Sprinkle your finished brownies with icing sugar for a touch of sophistication. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

Our philosophy is: the more undercooked the better, but feel free to cook your brownies fully – we don’t judge!

Check out the FWF blog for hamantaschen recipe in celebration of the upcoming Jewish holiday. And, as always, come back for more tasty treats every other Thursday.