Easy Fudge Brownies
1 1/4 c. unbleached flour
1/3 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. margarine
1/4 c. buttermilk*
3/4 c. Dutch process cocoa
2 t. vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees, coat a 9x13-in pan with nonstick spray.
Whisk flour and baking soda in a bowl.
Heat sugar, margarine and buttermilk, stirring constantly, in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Stir until smooth.
Cool 10 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, to sugar mixture, stirring well after each addition.
Add vanilla. Stir in flour mixture.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake until done, 18-20 minutes.
Cool in pan on wire rack.
*Buttermilk substitute: Simply substitute soured milk. To sour 1/4 cup milk, and 3/4 teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice to the milk. Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds.
Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips to batter.
Pairs Well With
Moist, fudgy and easy -- you don't need to drag out the mixer!
Source: Quick & Healthy, Spring 1996