Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SoNo Brownies

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter's friend came over to our house, to spend the afternoon with her. I made a simple lunch, but there's nothing to snack on later! With three teenagers in the house, I thought of baking, definitely something with chocolate, and brownies came to mind, as brownies are really easy and quick to put together, and do not take that long to bake. A quick browse thru my cookbook collection, and found this delicious recipe from "The Sono Baking Company Cookbook" by John Barricelli, a lovely book indeed.

These brownies are really quick and easy to make. Firstly, mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Then melt the butter in a saucepan, add in the sugar and corn syrup, then the eggs and the vanilla, whisking to combine after each addition.  Add in the dry ingredients, fold until the flours have been incorporated, then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

These brownies are so good! Very moist, soft, tender, and chocolaty good! A hit with the kids! And a request to make this again. :)

SoNo Brownies
(adapted from "The Sono Baking Company Cookbook", John Barricelli)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar (scant 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, or brush generously with softened butter; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the sugar and corn syrup and whisk to combine. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, whisking until well blended after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and fold until the flour has been incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then cut into 2-inch squares.

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  1. Joyce, these brownies definitely look good!! For a chocolate lover, this will definitely rock the boat ;) Yummy!!

  2. great recipe keeper for sure Joyce! this is one recipe that helps me cater easily for church mates

  3. Hi Joyce, nice delicious brownies ... also my girl's favourite.

  4. yumm these looks so nice and chewing and delicious

  5. the brownies looks so chocolatey, love it.

  6. Joyce, not only the teenagers but I also like your brownies, hehehe! But now I'm having sorethroat so I can only appreciate your brownies!

  7. Very moist brownies!! They look good and I believe they taste good too!

  8. Hi Joyce,
    Your sono brownies indeed look really invitng!
    Love the dark fudgy look, how i wish i can sink my teeth into them..hahaha

  9. Looks good, Joyce! They should have been called SoYes Brownies :)

  10. I am not surprised these were a hit! They look so GOOD.

  11. These sure look good! So rich and moist!