“I love being fancy”, says Fancy Nancy (the storybook character from the Fancy Nancy series written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser). Who doesn’t girl! Ha!!
Are you familiar with Fancy Nancy? If not, you need to find one of these bright and colorful pictures books. I promise you will instantly be transformed into the world of all things fancy as you read about the adventures this little gal, Nancy, goes on. You will be smiling and laughing as you turn each page. Every night that we read Fancy Nancy, it is a little treat to see what Nancy gets into next.
I laugh, because when I think of this brownie pudding recipe, I think of one of the words that Fancy Nancy uses a lot, “extraordinary”. I would describe this dessert as just that! It isn’t just a brownie but a special one, a fancy one, an extraordinary one! Serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream…oh my! Happy fancy brownie eating friends!
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter,
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325. Spray a 2 quart oval baking dish with Pam.
- Melt 2 sticks of butter and set aside to cool.
- Combine the eggs and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer. Beat together until thick and light yellow in color.
- Whisk together flour and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
- Pour the vanilla extract into the egg and sugar mixture and beat until combined.
- Slowly add the flour and cocoa mixture into the bowl and blend well.
- With the mixer still on low, pour the melted butter and mix again just until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Place the baking dish into a larger pan. Add very hot tap water to the outer baking pan to create a water bath, coming halfway up the side of the baking dish.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving with ice cream.
Enjoy! XO, Carrie
Recipe courtesy and adapted from Annie’s Eats and Ina Garten