Since I have a bit of time off…please come over to cook and bake with me? This week’s small victory was the ponytail. I have been able to haphazardly stuff my hair inside a rubber band without help. Hooray! Another victory? Streusel-topped brownies. Probably a larger victory than the hair…but don’t tell my physical therapist that.
Adapted from Hungry Girl Por Vida
Makes 9 brownies
For the streusel:
3 Tablespoons melted, unsalted, butter
6 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
tiny pinch of cinnamon
Stir together all ingredients until they form a kind of chunky topping. Refrigerate while you make the brownies.
For the brownies:
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
2 large, cold eggs
1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease an 8×8 pan.
Combine melted butter with sugar, cocoa, and salt.
Stir in the vanilla and add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously.
Add the flour and mix until incorporated. I don’t use a mixer so I mixed everything until smooth and combined. Scrape the batter into the pan and evenly top with streusel. Bake for 25-35 minutes until toothpick comes out pretty clean.