recipes comes from Tracy
who has her own web site entitled 'Sweet Dreams'
Tracy describes herself as:
let's see . . . I'm in my (very) late 30's, married
and living in a small town in Northwestern Illinois.
My husband, Matt is a 'computer dude',
he has his own consulting business.
'retired' from making jewelry (after 9
years), hoping to be able to make some extra money
selling cakes locally. I have had several non-cake
related, yet still food-related, orders so I'm
branching out. I've already changed my business
cards to say 'Baking for all occasions' instead
of 'Cakes for . . .'! I also am a Wilton Method
instructor, teaching courses 1, 2, & 3 at an Ace
Hardware and the local community college.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Dutch-process black cocoa
1/4 cup Dutch-process or natural cocoa
a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the
sugar, eggs, melted butter, vegetable oil and
vanilla until smooth.
in the dry ingredients (carefully - as you know,
cocoa tends to form a dark cloud over the mixer
if you're not gentle), stirring until everything
is well combined.
the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 9 inch
pan, and bake the brownies in a preheated 350°F
oven for about 35 minutes, until a tester inserted
into the center comes out clean. Allow the brownies
to cool in the pan until they're just barely
warm before cutting.