Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birthday Treats

This past weekend was my son's 8th birthday and I let him pick his favorite foods to celebrate. He is a funny kid and does not like to eat much - including cake. So for his birthday, we had his famous Tachos (Tacos and Nachos) for dinner and Mammy's famous homemade brownies for dessert.

Here is my Mom's recipe for making brownies - growing up, this was it (no box brownies ever). The first time I made these, I misread the instructions and added 2 sticks of butter - yuck! I had to toss out this batch and start over.


2 squares (2oz) unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional - Aidan says NO to nuts)
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a square pan 8x8x2".
  • Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat. Beat in (with spoon) sugar and eggs.
  • Measure flour by dipping method. Blend flour, baking powder + salt, stir into chocolate mixture. Mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until top has dull crust. A slight imprint will remain when touched lightly with finger.
  • Cool slightly. Cut into 2" squares.
I love a light dusting of powdered sugar to top these off and a large, cold glass of milk!

The dinner was delicious - Tachos are always a winner in my house and the brownies too were a treat! The best part of the evening was celebrating my little boy's special day with family and friends.

1 comment:

AVB said...

Okay so Tachos were awesome! Especially with all the fixins. And your mom's brownies were to die for!! Thanks for including us in Aidan's b-day celebration!!
-Kaia & Andrea