Then, just when you think things can't get any better, warm from the oven brownies appear.
And you remember that you picked up a new book from the library today when you were returning books that aren't even due back until Monday, so for once you won't have any fines (bad librarian). Super Saturday. It happens sometimes.
Chocolate Brownies - from Anna Olson
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease an 8 x 11 inch baking pan.
Melt butter (over stove or in microwave) and pour into a larger bowl. Sift cocoa into butter and stir in. Stir in sugar.
Add eggs to mixture, blending well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt (do not sift). Add to cocoa mixture and blend.
Pour into pan and bake for 35 minutes, until firm when touched.