Henry's Fudgetastic Home School Brownies
Homeschooling means parents are looking for creative ways to help kids learn. At our house baking has become a regular part of our curriculum. And unlike math or social studies we all enjoy this activity.
Henry's Fudgetastic Home School Brownies are a beloved family favorite because no one in this house likes a cakey brownies. I edited the recipe to be early reader friendly. Our baking is sessions are a collaborative effort with everyone pitching in. Our son reads the directions and helps measure ingredients. Bigger kiddos can even manage the hand mixer. Talk about a home school activity that covers reading, math and fine motor skill development. It is also messy but that is part of the fun.
This recipe is truly fudgey. The addition of brown sugar gives a great flavor that will have you eating more than one. The recipe tells you to let the brownies cool completely before serving. If you can do that I salute your willpower. Our family usually scarfs down half the pan while the brownies are warm, ooey, gooey and oh so good!
12 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar¼ brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (I use Singing Dog Vanilla)
¾ all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
Combine flour, cocoa and salt. Mix and set aside.
Melt butter over medium low heat. Add chocolate stirring with a whisk until melted. Set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl combine sugars. Then add chocolate and butter and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined. Next add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
Add flour mixture with hand mixer on low speed. Mix until combined then stop. Pour into pan and even out the top.
Bake for 20-24 minutes and let cool completely before eating.
You can serve a brownie with vanilla ice cream and Ultra Sauce on top for a brownie sundae.