The name for this recipe was spot-on – FUDGY Saucepan Brownies. They were surprisingly quick and simple to make, and they turned out great! These brownies are mixed up right on the stovetop, and it was a cinch to clean up afterwards. The only prep work involved was cutting up the unsweetened chocolate and the pecans. Quick and easy!
After cutting up the chocolate, I tossed it in the pan to melt with some butter. Stirring over low heat for a little while, everything smoothed out into nice shiny chocolate.
Next, I added the sugar, followed by the eggs, vanilla, and flour mixture. The recipe only called for 2/3 cup of flour. When I first read through the recipe, I was surprised by such a small amount, but it definitely helped give the brownies that fudgy texture.
Once everything was mixed together, I added in some pecans. They were optional in the recipe, but I’m really glad I chose to use them. The crunch in the brownies added a nice extra touch.
Then, just pour everything into the pan and bake! I learned something new this week on how to line your pan with aluminum foil. I am probably kind of late in the game on figuring this out, but oh well! Here it is: flip your pan upside down and fit the aluminum foil around the outside; when you turn the pan over, the foil it will fit right in. I usually end up tearing the foil in a few places while lining the pans, so I found it to be helpful!
Ok, back to the brownies. Once they came out of the oven, I let them cool while mixing up some icing. Yep, Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting. Better Homes and Gardens, you knew what you were doing with this one. There are only three ingredients – chocolate chips, cream cheese, and powdered sugar – leaving hardly any room for error.
Melt the chocolate; mix in cream cheese; mix in powdered sugar. I really enjoyed how simple this whole recipe was.
Once the brownies cooled, I added on the icing. Ta-da!
Look at that fudgy center! These were really good. I’ve only been through two recipes in the cookbook so far, but I would already recommend you check it out. Hopefully everything continues to go smoothly as I get into some of the more difficult recipes in coming weeks. It is looking like cake will be on the menu for week 3!
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