I`m back from my week-long road trip with my family, which means more brownies this Monday! I hope you all are still excited. 🙂 I`m sorry about not being able to post last Monday. I was on the road, without internet, so I couldn`t write a post and I didn`t have time to prepare ahead of time.
Oh yeah, I officially graduated!! As a celebration, my family and I went on a Pacific Northwest road trip. I got back last night and I`m exhausted! LOL. It was definitely fun, though. I went with both of my parents, my two younger sisters, and my 3 younger cousins. We live in Southern California, so we drove from SoCal, to Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon! There was A LOT of driving involved, especially to all of these states in one week! We ate lots of food, but I`ll write more about them later when I organize my pictures.
I have been researching many brownie recipes since I started Brownie Mondays. It took me a long time to decide on the final Brownie Monday recipe. I scoured through my bookmarks and my favorite blogs for the right brownie recipe and landed on these brownies from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.
Three weeks ago was my last ever finals week, so I decided to bake some goodies for my friends since I didn`t have any exams. I baked some chocolate chip cookies, blueberry muffins, and these brownies for them. I packaged them in a cute red paper bag and sealed them with deco/washi tape. Let`s just say they were happy to receive these goodies!
The brownies were denser than those cakey brownies and more chocolatey for sure. I dusted powdered sugar on top of my brownies to equalize the bitterness of the chocolate. Overall, a 4/5 from me!
§ 2 cups granulated sugar
§ 1 cup vegetable oil
§ 4 large eggs
§ 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
§ 10 tablespoons Hershey’s cocoa powder
§ 1 teaspoon salt
§ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
§ 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
– 1- 9x13nonstick pan
– 1 medium bowl
– 1 large mixing bowl
– 2 whisks
– 1 fine mesh sieve