The brownie recipe is 5 stars as is, but I enhanced the yummy as follows (stir everything by hand): melt butter completely in microwave (use a glass "batter bowl," then add the sugar and vanilla (I also added about 1tsp strongly brewed coffee. Let it sit.
Beat the eggs (just use a fork) in a separate bowl until they're consistent and a bit frothy. Let them sit.
Combine all dry ingredients and mix together with a fork. I made my own baking powder (it's just baking soda and cream of tartar), but you don't have to if yours is fresh. Let that sit.
Go back to the eggs, beat them.again, and add them to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat that until well incorporated (about 30 seconds).
Get your dry ingredients and dump them into a sifter (I use a strainer) and sift that dry mixture right into the wet. You can toss in the unsifted crumbs left in your sifter, too.
With a wooden spoon, stir the wet and dry ingredients together JUST until they're combined. The amount of stirring will affect the texture, and we're shooting for melt-in-your-mouth yumminess.
Dump the mixture in a baking pan, then drop the pan (carefully) several times on a hard surface - you'll see the bubbles move to the top, thereby reducing air pockets (holey brownies, Batman!).
Bake exactly 30 mins depending on your oven. I used my awesome toaster oven (less heat and energy use).
I ignored the frosting recipe and just melted some butter, added some powdered sugar and vanilla, and drizzled it on top. It solidifie
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Jul. 15, 2014