I'm not really a baker. I'm more of a dinner cook, or I use those no-bake recipes for desserts. That's just how I roll.
Plus I don't measure anything. I'm usually thinking "a pinch of this, a splash of that" when I cook.
But these brownies were so awesome! Usually our boxed brownies are kinda over cooked on the edges and under cooked in the middle, no matter which pan I bake them in. These brownies were done to perfection! Moist on the inside, perfect top, and no sticking to the pan! Not too sweet, and delicious with light and cocoa-y goodness.
So here's what I did, other than follow the recipe above.
Some Baking 101 tips for anyone who's not a baker (ahem - me):
-Baking requires that you measure, so be sure to use dry measuring cups & spoons for dry, wet measure for wet.
-Mix all the "like" ingredients together first - i.e. - mix all the dry in a bowl together, and mix all the wet in a separate bowl together. After each are mixed well and blended separately, combine the wet into the dry and mix just until combined.
-brownies are better, lighter, and fluffier if you don't over mix them. Once all the ingredients are mixed, put them in the pan.
I think this has become my favorite way to make brownies! The box kind are pretty easy, but this is incredibly easy as well, and comes out tasting so much better! I never would have thought baking brownies was as easy as this...too many recipes call for melted chocolate (which I burn), and we didn't have any real butter (only tub margarine) in the house. Seriously, I'm not a baker. I burn bread very frequently, and have tried over and over to make bread with yeast and only once have I had relatively good results.
Who knows, maybe this has opened up my cooking world into the realm of baking as well! Not sure this should be happening right before