Brownies are one of my favorite desserts, but somehow I always end up messing them up- they're too hard, too soft, have a mysterious oily layer on top (yeah, I don't know either. That recipe definitely got trashed), but these brownies are the richest, most delicious ones I've ever had.
Usually when I make brownies, I make a very, very low fat version sprinkled with a tiny bit of powdered sugar- under 100 calories a piece and amazing. Sometimes, however, you want all the richness associated with a three egg and multiple chocolate brownie.
This one is it:)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
3/4 cup peanut or canola oil
3/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup halved maraschino cherries
Mix everything but the chips and cherries in a bowl by hand (don't overmix!). When it's combined, but just barely, add the chips and the cherries. Gently mix in.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a baking pan with canola oil or line with parchment paper. Pour in the brownies and bake for 30-35 minutes.
You can either...
-wait until they cool, cut them into tidy little squares and serve them to your friends and family like the lady/gentleman you are.
(and this is my favorite method)
-Slice them up scalding hot and eat with a glass of icy cold chocolate soymilk. Offer to share if you feel like it.
Seriously, how easy was that? Original, untampered recipe from this website.