If it's warm enough for an afternoon in the park where you are then these would be a perfect treat to pack. Or, if you live where I do and you are currently spending your evenings staring out your window willing the snow banks to melt then these are the perfect reward for having to put up with winter for six months. Whatever situation you happen to be in. I totally wish I was having a picnic right now.
3/4 C. butter
12 oz. coarsely chopped semisweet baking chocolate.
1/2 C. cocoa powder.
1 1/2 C. flour.
1/2 tsp. baking powder.
1 1/2 C. sugar. (i like really rich chocolately brownies, if you aren't so much into dark chocolate ,add 2 cups of sugar)
4 teaspoons vanilla extract.
makes one 9"x13" pan. this recipe can easily be halved.
In a double boiler melt the baking chocolate and butter, once melted sift in the cocoa powder and mix to combine. Sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside. In a mixer beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until pale and frothy, approximately 5 minutes. Add chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Grease and flour your baking pan (or line it with parchment) and pour your batter, smoothing the top with an offset spatula. bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out with a few moist crumbs..(think less cooked than a cake, but you don't want the toothpick coming out with liquid batter stuck to it) let cool, cut into squares and keep willing the snow to melt..
Have a wonderful day! xo, T.