Here is a recipe I make when I am desperate. Either for something sweet just for GF and I (in which case I quarter the recipe), or when I don't have much time to make something that people will enjoy. It's a ridiculously easy resipe...and it might not have the, er, complexity of "better" brownies - but people don't care, do they. They looove chocolate, that's all that matters. And it's yummy!! People are always on about how good it is.
I have made these today because I am desperate...I have committed myself to bringing tons of food this weekend...GF and I are going to a close friend, A's, cottage with her and her new girlfriend. So today I've made a pasta sauce for dinner tonight, and muffins, and these brownies as a desperation-dessert for tonight. In between shopping for other foods to bring, and another errand, and pulling a job application together to send out today, and going for a long run because I was desperate for burning-lungs feeling (go figure). Gah - I can't wait to just veg at a cottage for 48 hours, with all this food.
Warning: UNhealthy (2 cups of sugar??!)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
10-12 tbsp cocoa
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add flour and cocoa. Bake in 350-degree oven for approx. 25 minutes, in 9 x 13 pan.