Best Cocoa Brownies

The South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors made the Best Cocoa Brownies for sales in a Christmas craft fair hosted at the South Arm Community Center.  The proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank.  It is a good course for the Senior Kitchen.

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This Best Cocoa Brownies are not the dense type. It is light and cakey. The aroma of cocoa fills the kitchen when the brownies are being bake.

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While there were 3 pairs of people working on the brownies, 2 other members made a Butternut Squash Apple Soup for lunch.  Charlene also brought some bread to go with soup.

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During lunch, we had an apple tasting and apple guessing game.  It’s a fun way to know our apples.  I can only distinguish Gala and Granny Smith.  Can you name the apples above?

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Click on the images above to review the name of the apples.

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cold large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

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This recipe is taken from Alice Medrich and it makes 16 2-inch brownies.

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