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Brownies for Two: Chocolaty Goodness

User Rating 4 Star Rating (1 Review)


Chocolate Brownie with Milk
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The problem I have with brownies is I can't quit eating them. I'm neither a huge chocolate fan nor a big dessert fan, but there's something about brownies… So a regular-sized batch is a bad idea. This recipe still makes more brownies than I need but isn't outrageous for two people. And if you don't have a 6x6 baking pan I've found a 4x8 loaf pan works almost as well. (Larger image.) Makes 8 small brownies.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 8 brownies.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt*
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder*
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 6 x 6 inch baking dish/pan or a 4 x 8 inch loaf pan.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

3. Melt butter in a small sauce pan over low heat, cool, then whisk in egg and vanilla.

4. Stir liquid mixture into dry mixture. Scrape into baking dish.

2. Bake 25 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.

*Note: I just use a big pinch.

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 4 out of 5
very chocolatey, Member salvemater

This batter is very thick and needs to be ""spread"" into the pan. It will maintain the shape you put it in. I just took my brownies-for-two out of the oven and, while the rest are cooling, tried a square inch. Very tasty. I would reserve a 5 star rating for a very fudgy brownie- these aren't quite there, but more fudgy than cake-like.

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