Friday, July 31, 2009

Campagne Maison Brownies

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

This is not a recipe for the typical, everyday, run of the mill, “your mother’s” brownies—especially if she is Betty Crocker—and they certainly aren’t for the diet conscious! The secret to the super decadent, delicious fudge center of these made-from-scratch brownies is the egg and oil ratio to the remaining ingredients. I bet you can’t eat just one!

Campagne Maison Brownies

4 eggs – beaten
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
2 cups *flour
4 Heaping Tablespoons Cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare **two (2) 8 x 8 square or one (1) rectangle 9 x 13 baking dish/pan with vegetable spray.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the oil and continue to beat until the mixture is well incorporated.

Mix the *flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder together. Add this mixture slowly to the liquid ingredients. Stir in the vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared baking dishes and bake no longer than 30 minutes. Leave in pan until completely cooled then cut into serving sizes.

You CANNOT test the center with a toothpick as the center will remain moist but still fully cooked.

* If you use Self rising flour, omit the salt and baking powder

** I prefer to use the two square baking dishes because I love the corner pieces….

The batch shown above were made for my man's birthday! I prefer mine served a la mode!

me know if you try this recipe and what you think about the brownies.

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Au revoir and
Bon Appetit


Musings of a Sea Witch said...

Fax me some right now please. They look fantastic. Sea Witch

Jacque said...

Don't you wish life was THAT simple? I sure do! I live in that microwave world--i want everything RIGHT NOW. Thanks for the comment

Anonymous said...

The birthday man really enjoyed these brownies. They melt in your mouth. Just knowing you made them, makes my day. Oh yeah, the corners are good too. TL

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh this sounds good and easy ! My kind of recipe ! Have a good day sweetie !

stagingworks2009 said...

Reading this post has pushed me to go home soon from my office and tell my wife to make some for me. Thanks Jacque for sharing this appetite. I will be back to get some other new ones. Check out this one also Home Staging Photos