Saturday, January 23, 2010

Donna's One Bowl Brownies and a WINNER!!

Drum roll..... the winner of the one year subscription to Simple & Delicious magazine is Donna-FFW. Congratulations Donna!! I wish I could give away subscriptions to all 33 who took the time to enter, but a lunch lady salary doesn't stretch that far :) I thought since Donna was the winner I would post these delicious brownies I made from her site My Tasty Treasures. Donna's site's a little racy and a whole lot of fun. I'm a huge fan of her recipes and she always makes me laugh. When Donna said these brownies would now be her go-to recipe I knew I must try them. They were unlike any brownie recipe I've created from scratch and I couldn't wait to get cooking. I've tried many brownie recipes to always be at least a little disappointed they weren't more similar to the boxed mix. These fugdy, gooey, chocolate morsels didn't disappoint! Donna said they were firefighter approved, so I whipped up a batch along with Snickerdoodle Blondies for my husbands firefighter training. She must have been right because the platter came back completely clean.... Enjoy :)

1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips (use the kind you prefer)
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ts vanilla
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate chips. Stir constantly and remove from heat when chips are fully melted. In the same pot, blend in the sugar and vanilla. Then add eggs, blending fully one at a time. Add flour and salt and beat until air bubbles form in the batter. Pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan (this recipe works great doubled and poured into a large 11 x 17-inch rimmed baking sheet). Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat down to 325 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes. *I had to bake an additional 10-15 minutes)


Willoughby said...

Those brownies look fantastic! All of Donna's recipes do. She's the best!

Congrats, Donna!

Patti said...

The brownies look really yummy! I will be trying those! I had a question about your homemade microwave popcorn recipe... what size brown paper bag do you need to use? Would a lunch size sack be large enough?

Just Breathe said...

They sound wonderful. What caught my eye was the Snickerdoodle Blondies, must try those! I have made PB Blondies that I adore.

Heidi said...

Patti- Yes, I used a regular lunch brown paper sack. I posted the recipe on tastykitchen and one of the people who commented said the staples didn't work in her microwave and she used tape instead. I had no problem with the staples, but you may want to take that into consideration.

Just Breathe- The Blondies are wonderful, just be sure not to overbake them!! I want the recipe for the peanut butter blondies!!!

Willoughby- They were great. That Donna does have some wonderful recipes!! You didn't think the list of favorites was really me because of the lack of taco-ish recipes... but did you notice the nachos!!! I have decided I have to post a Taco Soup because I've posted taco everything else!!!

Patti said...

Thanks for the info Heidi!!
I'll just use tape just to be safe!
Hope your having a nice weekend!

Chicago Mom said...

Congrats to Donna! Chocolate anything is always good. :)

teresa said...

Congrats donna! i love that brownie recipe too!

Kim said...

Congrats to Donna! I've been wanting to try her one-bowl brownies. I bet they were really good.

megan said...

How funny! I just posted these exact same brownies on my site tonight! I got the recipe from my kitchen cafe. They are so so good. perfectly dense and fudgy and rich. great minds think alike ;)

Ingrid said...

They looks just as yummy as they did on Donna's. Snickerdoodle blondies are a no brainer! :)

Donna-FFW said...

Heidi-- I am so excited that I won, thank you so much!!! I cant wait to receive the magazine!!

I am thrilled that you enjoyed the brownies. Thanks for the kind shout out and for the link back to my blog:)

Katy ~ said...

Congratulations to Donna!

I'm a great fan of Donna's cooking as well. I don't know how she does everything she does. She's amazing.