Small Batch Brownies (makes 3 – 4 brownies)

04.21.2015

Small Batch Brownies | Cooking Classy

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect brownie recipe for years. I’m pretty picky about my brownies. I don’t like them to have an overbearing chocolate flavor (call me crazy), I don’t like them to be so gooey they have no structure – I definitely like a little chew to my brownies, I like a fair amount of vanilla to compliment the chocolate flavor and I don’t like a brownie to be so rich I can only take a few bites. Oh and I like it to have an even consistency throughout, sometimes I end with dry edges and a super moist center. Not that picky right? Well on Sunday I considered testing out more brownies but instead an idea come to me, why not just make a small batch? I thought since I had just made a banana cake the day prior I should save myself the temptation of having a big a pan full of brownies sitting around and make just enough that I can only have one brownie for me and a few left to share with the rest of my family.

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made this Single Chocolate Chip Cookie and this Peanut Butter Cookie, oh and let’s not forget the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. I love that they are large enough to share yet there isn’t a whole pan of them so it makes portion control easier (unless you eat the whole thing by yourself at once). I turn to those recipes far more than I do an entire batch of cookies. They are a breeze to make and I dirty one bowl, one spoon and a piece of parchment paper. Maybe I’m not doing myself a favor with these recipes because they make it just so easy that they kind of become a spur of the moment kind of thing, plus you don’t have to dread a huge mess in your kitchen. Now we have small batch brownies and they are pretty much perfect!

It only takes 6 ingredients (if you don’t have cooking spray just butter the pan, works just as good), one 8 by 4 loaf pan, a quick blend of ingredients and even the baking time is minimal since it’s such a small batch. My kind of brownies! You can adjust the recipe to suit your taste, if you are a more of a dark chocolate lover you’ll probably want to go with 1/4 cup cocoa as noted in the recipe. Read more »

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