Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Funday - Sloane's First Brownies

Both Sloane and Presley were all over attempting a recipe all on their own, from a Cookbook they had recently picked out at the library titled Usborne Farmyard Tales: Children's Cookbook.

And so we agreed that would be our Sunday Funday activity, but shortly after this picture was taken, Presley lost all interest, and was playing cars while Sloane took this on all on her own. Boys.

The recipes in this book are laid out step-by-step, with easy to follow instructions, and she was able to gather her ingredients and figure out the measurements, with very little assistance.  And for my stubborn girl who struggles with math as much as her mom, this was a perfect chance to show why you need to know fractions for real life!

Unfortunately the recipe turned out really dry, I'm sure they'll still be great with ice cream for tonight's dessert though!  But the experience was what counted;  Sloane was SO proud of herself, and now has another recipe to add to her ever-expanding repertoire!

Chocolate Brownies
Recipe adapted from: Usborne Farm Tales: Children's Cookbook

3/4 cup margarine
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup cocoa
1/2 cup peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In medium mixing bowl add melted margarine to sugar and vanilla.  Beat eggs in small dish, and then slowly add to sugar and vanilla mixture a little at a time, beat them in well. Add flour, baking powder, and cocoa to sugar bowl, and stir everything together. Chop up nuts, and add to the mixture, and stir it well again.  
Use an 8 x 8 baking dish and greased parchment paper, pour mixture into prepared dish, and smooth it down with your fingers or back of spoon.
Bake it for about 40 min, and leave in the pan to cool, then cut into squares.


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