Thursday, April 22, 2010

Brownies

From my kitchen window I used to watch our children play together. Karen and George lived behind us and every so often she came over with a plate of her wonderful baking. I still pull out the hand written recipes she gave me. Why not treat your neighbours to some brownies, or make up a tray for the girls at work.

Ingredients:
-1 cup margarine
-2 cups sugar
-4 heaping tbsp cocoa (fry's)
-4 eggs, slightly beaten
-1 cup flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup chopped walnuts, chopped (optional)

Icing:
-2 cups icing sugar
-2 tbsp margarine
-2 tbsp cocoa
-2 tbsp boiling water
-2 tsp vanilla
Beat together while brownies are baking.

Method:
Cream margarine, sugar and cocoa together. Add beaten eggs and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour. If adding nuts fold in last.
Bake in a greased 9x13 pan at 350ยบ for 35-40 minutes.
Top will appear to be under baked, that is how it should look.... don't over bake. (it should fall a bit in the middle) They should be moist and chewy.
Ice immediately after removing from the oven so it will melt into a shiny glaze.

*you can half this recipe, baking for 20 minutes. Freeze well.

15 comments:

  1. I try to always share my baking with my neighbours and I'm sure they'd love this. My neighbour, the farmer, has been out in his fields everyday now & I'll have to make some of these for him to show him how wonderful we think he is... he's in his 80's and still farming like a trooper :)

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  2. Love the presentation of the brownies in the photo! Beautiful...

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  3. Thanks! I was looking for a good brownie recipe:)

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  4. Another fantastic brownie recipe. .I'll give it a try next time the family is coming home.

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  5. You say moist and chewy brownies..that sounds wonderful!

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  6. They look wonderful!
    Can you use real butter instead of margarine?

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  7. Kathy, what a lovely photo!
    I'd love one of those brownies!!

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  8. Your brownies just came out of my oven! Looking good. And the frosting was the simplest little recipe yet. I already have a sugar high, and the brownies are still uncut! -- Frosting taste-testing. -- michele

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  9. I just want to say thank you for this recipe. As someone who is trying to move away from boxed mixes this recipe was just the thing. I made a pan and they were gone in minutes. I used margarine in the brownies but butter in the icing and it was just amazing.

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  10. Andrea, yes you can use butter in this recipe. Glad to hear that some of you have already had success. Kathy

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  11. I made these today and they are awesome! I think this is my new favorite brownie recipe. Thanks for the recipe(s)!

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  12. These Brownies Rock!
    The only thing I changed was I used butter instead of margarine. Took some to work with me...Gobbled up. My hubby couldn't stop eating them. Moist and fudgy - this will now be part of recipe collection.
    Thanks!

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  13. Those were the BEST Brownies I have ever made.. They only problem was that I couldn't eat that many because there were no Rejects..........all ready in my deep freeze........Will make these again for sure!! Brownies are my Grandkids fav.........love your site......Blessings from Lynn

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