I'm not sure if I have ever shared this recipe here but just in case here it is (my youngest requested a batch of my brownies). I found this recipe a couple of years back in a Good Housekeeping magazine. I tried it because it looked easy and I love baking with cocoa...I love the rich flavor cocoa gives.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (for my Croats I use oštro brašno)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt (if using salted butter than skip this)
6 Tbsp. butter (85 grams)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C.). Grease 8 x 8 inch metal baking pan. In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
2. In saucepan, melt butter on low. Remove saucepan from heat; with spatula, stir in sugar, then eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips if using.
3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownies 2 inches from center comes out almost clean. Cool brownies completely in pan on wire rack (if you cut into them while they are still warm it'll be tricky cutting them because they are just too soft).
4. When cool, cut brownies into 4 stripes, then cut each strip crosswise into 4 squares.
Each Brownie - About 120 calories, 2 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (3 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 39 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium.