Only one more week until I heard off to the beginning of the rest of my life-college. Though part of me is extremely anxious, another part is very excited. I’m excited to get a chance to be independent, make new friends and hang out with my awesome orientation group, and lastly, to experience the college life. One time that will truly suck about college is the fact that I won’t be able to bake anymore since I’ll be living in the dorms which don’t have a kitchen. So I came up with a little challenge for myself, everyday until the 19th, I will bake something. It’s kind of like Julie & Julia where the main character, Julie Powell challenges herself to bake every recipe from Julia Child’s cookbook within one year. So today I made brownies using Baker’s Unsweetened Baking Squares which I think are extremely adorable because they are wrapped up in cute little individual wax paper. Recipe from Kraft Foods.
4 squares BAKER’S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Grease foil.
MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and pecans; mix well. Spread into prepared pan.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool in pan on wire rack. Remove brownies from pan, using foil handles. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
I have been searching for the perfect brownie recipe and sadly this wasn’t it. 😦 It was close though! My idea of the perfect brownie is one that tastes just like the kind of the box, but isn’t. The texture and look was there, just not the taste, it was a little bit too sweet for me. However, it was still a good brownie!