Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recipe of the Week #63- Grandma's Brownies

Grandma's Brownies
1 cup shortening
4- 1oz squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts- optional

Melt shortening and chocolate together in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Let cool. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Add sugar, then chocolate mixture. Blend and add flour, vanilla, and nuts.
Bake in a greased 15 1/4"x 10 1/4" pan at 350 degrees.

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup margarine
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, milk, and cocoa in a small pot.  Be sure to stir so the mixture won't scorch. Bring to a full rolling boil for one minute. Add margarine, salt, and vanilla. Cool and beat until it is a spreading consistency. You may add a little milk if it gets too stiff.

Yes, this is literally  my grandma's brownie recipe. And they are sooooo good! Especially when refrigerated.

Now, I usually am a brownie mix from a box kind of girl, but on occasion (usually when my brother begs), I will whip up a batch of these oldies, but goodies. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

For in You, O Lord, I hope;
You will hear, O Lord my God.
Psalm 38:15

This post is linked to My Dedicated House, Cheerios and Lattes, and My Girlish Whims.

1 comment:

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

These look so good. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is live right now. Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/make-it-pretty-monday-week-45.html Have a happy day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse