Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hump-Day Quickie: Betty Feezor's Brownies are awesome

You know what? After making some dreadful (yet addictive) diet cake, it's time to make something absolutely divoon to make up for it! And so, we are going to make... BROWNIES!!! For the third time, we're in Marcus' (who's been featured on this enough to get his own tag) kitchen which means once again we'll be seeing him try this (sort of)!

This recipe comes from the Betty Feezor Show, which was like the forerunner of the Martha Stewart Show with a much nicer host. Going off the clips floating around YouTube, Betty seemed like a really nice everyday lady who happened to be on TV showing crafts, sewing and recipes and not like some rich businesswoman trying to pretend to be a housewife and showing crafts you'd need an army of servants to have time for. Here's an episode!

Despite previous experience, I'm willing to believe a brownie recipe from a Southern lady is sent to us from the gods above. Also, once you've melted the butter, all you do is dump in the rest of the ingredients and stir, so you'd really have to try to mess this one up!

Betty Feezor's Brownies
1 c butter (or margarine)
2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 c flour
½ c cocoa powder

Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13 pan.
Melt the butter in a large bowl or in a saucepan. Stir in the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in the first in thoroughly before adding the second. Stir in the vanilla. Add the cocoa powder, beating out any lumps (a whisk will make this faster but a wooden spoon will do if you're reducing dirty dishes). Finally, stir in the flour just until mixed.
Spread into the pan (I find it easiest to press it out with my hands). Bake 13-20 minutes. A knife, toothpick, spoon handle, or whatever you're using should come out of the center with no liquid batter on it. If little clumps of brownie cling to it but there's nothing runny on it, they're done even though it didn't come out clean.

Aside from melting the butter at the start, all you do is dump things in and stir.
#5 looks like tar but tastes divoon.
Having spent all of 10 minutes mixing these, we have this!
And with great willpower, we don't shove the spoon in our face.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look as tempting when you get it in the pan.

I have a sudden urge to go to a stock show.
Now it looks really promising.

Now it looks divoon.
However, that is not what we photographed ourselves trying. For you see, we left a lot of brownie batter in the pot.
Behold that heavenly glow that for some reason turned up in the picture.
Actually, I should go back further. Right after I finished getting the cocoa in, I handed off the whisk to Marcus so he could try some and then put it in the sink.
Reconciling the delicious smell of chocolate with the unfortunate excremental appearance.

"Are you going to be using this again?"
"Are you sure?"


  1. OMG! that is the best tasting photo I have seen on any blog :D

    1. Thank you! Part of this is from it being around 2AM, but I think it's mostly having friends who also like baking at that hour.

  2. I really don't like brownies.
    But I like brownie batter.
    What does that say about me?

    1. I don't know, but I think it's something good.