The ingredients for brownies vary slightly and depend upon whether they are homemade or created from a mix. Simple brownie ingredients only require a few ingredients.
Rachael Ray's homemade basic brownies require sugar, unsalted butter, salt, eggs, unsweetened cocoa powder and flour. The recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare and requires 30 minutes of baking.
Boxed brownie mixes are available in a variety of flavors and can be purchased at most grocery stores. The Duncan Hines milk chocolate brownie mix requires the use of oil, water and eggs. Baking times vary by the type of brownie desired and the size of the pan in which the brownie batter is poured.
The brownie has been around since the end of the 19th century. This dessert originated in Chicago, Ill. Brownies can be cakey, chewy or fudgy. They can be made with nuts or without, and can contain chocolate chips and candies. Some brownies are frosted with icing or dusted with powdered sugar.
There are many type of homemade brownie recipes online at several different websites, including Rachael Ray's website. Recipes are offered for all levels of cooking skills and user reviews are available to provide feedback and helpful tips.