quick brownies from the pantry! . . .

When I remembered that the Celtics (Boston!) were scheduled to play Game 7 tonight in the NBA playoffs, I looked around the pantry for ingredients to make some brownies.

Here’s the simple recipe – mixed by hand with some leftover salad glazed walnuts and poured into a buttered porcelain baking dish  into a preheated 350 oven:


Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter

Add 1 cup sugar and beat with butter

Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs into the creamed mixture

Add 1/2 cup flour and 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and same of salt

Preheat 350 oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (do not overbake)

The Celtics lost by one point in Game 6. Let’s hope they’ll have better luck (and a bigger winning margin playing at home tonight!)

Footnote: we sliced up the brownies after dinner and had a taste with our coffee. They were tasty and moist – a good combination!