My love affair with baking started with the brownies. I remember I was in 5th grade then and our home economics class hosted a bake sale. We have to bring in something that we made and sell it in our booth. I chose to make the brownie because it was one of my favorite goodies.
My mom is a good cook but I never really remembered her baking any cake or dessert when I was growing up. Yeah, she can make good desserts just not baked ones. So when I had my first attempt at baking, I was really exploring it by myself with not much help what so ever.
I was not to attempt baking anything from scratch, so a box of brownie mix was the way to go. It was pretty much dumpalltheingredients kind of thing, but I still very much enjoyed the process. The best part for me was taking the pan of brownies from the oven and I marvelled at my baked creation. I got hooked on baking from then on.
It came full circle for me when a couple of years ago, my then 10 year old daughter came up to me wanting to bake some brownies by herself. She never really baked anything by herself before this but she had assisted me plenty of times in my baking. I am completely confident with her skills and I challenge her by making it from scratch using the brownie recipe from the back of the Fry's cocoa can.
Her brownies were a success. I'm a proud momma...sniff...sniff.
Now that I know better, it really is easy to make brownies, even from scratch. A good brownie is fudgy, a bit chewy and full of chocolate goodness. You can't really go wrong when baking it because it is even good slightly under baked.
This recipe from Fry's cocoa is really an easy brownie recipe where you pretty much dumpalltheingredients kind of thing that even a 10 year old can do. It is also pretty delish too, meets all the criteria for a good brownie. You don't have to use Fry's cocoa, whatever cocoa you have on hand will do. This post is in no shape or form sponsored by Fry's cocoa. I use it just because it's easily available for me.
In honor for my love of baking, I made these brownies extra special by cutting them with a heart shaped cookie cutter. What I did was carefully turned the cooled brownie on to the table and used a small and a big heart cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
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