2 cups flour
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 cup nuts (optional)
1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Cook water and 1 cup of the flour over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a gluey paste (yum).
Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Mix sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa powder and vegetable oil, and then add the flour-water mixture.Mix well.
Add the remaining 1 cup of flour, plus the baking powder and nuts/chocolate chips.
Spread mixture into a greased 11x7-inch pan.
Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes, or until knife inserted into center of pan comes out clean.