Lunch Lady Brownies – Are you ready to relinquish in a timeless treat with these Lunch Lady Brownies? These delectable brownies are a combination of nostalgia and luxury. The rich flavors of cocoa, the fudgy texture, and the luscious frosting make these brownies a delight. In this post, we will show you through the process of making these squares that will charm you back to those days, in the school cafeteria.
The Lunch Lady Brownies hold a place in our hearts because they bring back memories of the first time I made a batch for my family. The kitchen was filled with the aroma of cocoa as my husband and child gathered around fascinated by the magic taking place. With one bite their eyes lit up with delight. It became the dearest recipe that now graces our dessert table during all our affairs.
What makes this Lunch Lady Brownies stand out?
What makes these Lunch Lady Brownies stand out is their harmony of flavors and textures. The fudgy goodness of the brownie base, enriched with butter and real cocoa offers a taste of happiness. But it doesn’t end there; the smooth frosting, topped with a hint of vanilla elevates these brownies to levels. This recipe isn’t a treat; it’s a way to transport yourself to another era, a culinary experience that will be recalled as legendary in your own kitchen.
What You Need To Make This Lunch Lady Brownies Recipe?
Melted salted butter: Using melted salted butter not only adds a flavor to the brownies but also balances the sweetness with a subtle hint of saltiness creating a perfect harmony of flavors.
Unsweetened cocoa powder: To achieve that indulgent chocolate taste it’s important to opt for quality unsweetened cocoa powder. This ingredient is the heart and soul of these brownies so make sure not to compromise on its quality.
Granulated sugar: Besides being a sweetener granulated sugar works its magic by enhancing the texture of the brownies. It contributes to creating an interior while giving a slightly crispy exterior.
All-purpose flour: Acting as the backbone of the brownies all-purpose flour provides structure and stability to the batter. For a smooth mixture remember to sift the flour before adding it in.
Salt: Even though it may seem like a pinch salt plays a role in elevating the chocolate flavor and balancing out the sweetness. It creates a taste profile that’s hard to resist.
Eggs: The eggs not only bind all the ingredients together. Also, add moisture resulting in tender and luscious brownies. They play a role in achieving that rise as well.
Vanilla extract: Never underestimate the power of vanilla extract. Its warm and inviting aroma infuses, into every bite of these brownies enhancing your experience.
Whole Milk: Using milk in the frosting gives it a consistency that enhances its texture and richness.
Melted Butter: Similar to the brownie batter incorporating melted butter into the frosting adds a velvety touch. Brings out the buttery undertones of this treat.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: When it comes to the frosting adding cocoa powder not only imparts a deep chocolate flavor but also ensures a smooth and luscious texture.
Vanilla Extract: Enhancing the chocolatey goodness with a hint of vanilla extract in the frosting brings forth its aromatic charm elevating it to another level of delectability.
Confectioners’ Sugar: Also known as powdered sugar this ingredient is indispensable, for achieving that velvety texture in your frosting. Remember to sift it to avoid any lumps.
Steps To Make Lunch Lady Brownies:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Step 2: In a bowl mix the melted butter and unsweetened cocoa powder until it becomes smooth and well combined.
Step 3: Add the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and salt to the mixture making sure to combine them well.
Step 4: Incorporate the eggs and vanilla extract into the mix. Use an electric hand mixer to beat the mixture until it turns into a velvety consistency.
Step 5: Take a 9×13 cake pan. Line it with parchment paper. Give it a spray of nonstick cooking spray.
Step 6: Pour the batter into the pan. Spread it out evenly.
Step 7: Bake for 25 minutes. Until a toothpick inserted comes out clean when you test it.
Step 8: While allowing the brownies to cool slightly prepare the frosting by mixing melted butter and milk together. Stir in cocoa powder and vanilla extract until they are well mixed.
Step 9: Gradually add confectioners’ sugar to this mixture while using a hand mixer. Beat until you achieve a luxurious consistency for your frosting.
Step 10: Adjust the texture of your frosting by adding a touch of milk if you want it thinner or confectioners’ sugar if you prefer it thicker.
Step 11: Once your brownies have cooled for 20 minutes generously spread the frosting over the surface.
Step 12: Be patient. Allow your brownies to cool completely before cutting them into pieces and serving them.
To reach the perfect fudgy consistency in your Lunch Lady Brownies. It’s crucial not to overmix the batter once you add the flour. Overmixing can cause too much gluten to form resulting in a denser and less tender brownie. Rather gently fold the flour into the wet ingredients until everything is just blended. This will help hold the preferred texture that truly sets these brownies apart.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use unsalted butter for the brownies?
Yes definitely! You can replace salted butter with unsalted butter. Just remember to make the adjustment to the amount of salt used in the recipe.
Can I freeze these brownies?
Absolutely! These brownies freeze well. Just make sure to wrap them to maintain their taste and texture.
Can I add nuts to the recipe?
Certainly! Feel free to add your favorite nuts for an added crunch and flavor boost.
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