I first learned about The Mom 100 Cookbook from my friend Lizzy at That Skinny Chick Can Bake, who has shared several family friendly recipes from The Mom 100 Cookbook with her #Sunday Supper group. My copy of The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman arrived from Amazon week before last- just in time to peruse before choosing the Fudgy-One Pot Brownies to make for the first delivery of my 49ers Pre-Season Press Box Goodies that I make for all our home games. Last year I made several brownie recipes from Lizzy’s collection of brownie recipes for my son Taylor, who is the Digital Media Coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers and his lucky friends in the press box at all the SF 49ers home games. This season I’m going to continue the tradition I started last year but this year I will be sharing all the recipes I make for the press box goodies. I can’t think of a better brownie to start the season than a fudgy brownie made entirely in one pot, just make sure to use a generous pot and heat the chocolate and butter over a low heat. The brownies bake up beautifully in a about 25-30 minutes and by the time you pull the pan out of the oven your chocolaty pot that’s been soaking in the sink should be easier to clean up and put away. Completely cooling your brownies before cutting will give you a batch of perfectly cut square brownies with left over edges that are just as good, maybe better than the pieces from the middle, ask my taste tester JD.
Keeping it fun in the kitchen with easy delicious family recipes is the main reason why I’m passing The Mom 100 Cookbook on to my daughter Jen, wife to Shane and mother to ‘the littles’ and ordering another copy for myself. I could cook through this book and make the entire family very happy in the process. Just for fun Lizzy, who is a big Packers fan, and I are going to wager a pan of brownies on the 49er-Packers game this Sunday, Go Niners!
JD with brownie edges and homemade spicy plum jam
Slightly adapted from The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup all-purpose baking cocoa, I used King Arthur Flour brand
- 2 & 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla paste, or vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spray a metal 9x13 pan with baking spray.
- Place the butter and chocolate in a medium large heavy saucepan over a low heat until melted, stir until smooth.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cocoa, sugar and salt, blend in vanilla.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stirring in quickly.
- Stir in the flour until blended.
- Pour the thick batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the edges pull away from the side of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool brownies on a wire rack before cutting into squares.