It was so great to meet up with some of my bloggy friends I’d met at AWBU last year and some I’ve never met but have wanted to! What a great group of people who love food!
A big “Thank You” to Christie (AKA Fancy Pants Foodie) for organizing everything. You rock!
Now my momma’s brownies are by far the best brownies around.
(And I might fight ya if you say otherwise!)
She uses the recipe from the 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book (one of the best cookbooks I own BTW)
and I’m not sure why but even when I follow the same recipe mine are not quite as delectable.
(She must do something secret I’m not aware of…)
Here is that recipe:
Browniesfrom the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (4 oz)
2/3 cup of shortening
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350.
Grease a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan.
Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat.
Beat in sugar and eggs.
Blend flour, baking powder, and salt and stir in.
Mix in nuts.
Spread in pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Cut into bars!
I know I have my favorite recipe for something and don’t vary from it- mainly where baking is concerned. (Honestly I’m not one to actually follow a recipe otherwise- such the rebel, eh?)
I adore chocolate, and brownies… can you get any better than one straight out of the oven with a cool glass of milk? (Chocolate chip cookies come in a close second in my book.) The ultimate comfort food.
I use two recipes for brownies normally. The “Fudge Brownie” recipe that makes a small glass square pan (so I won’t eat more) from BHG’s “New Cook Book” from 1989,
The old time Betty Crocker’s “Cooky Book” recipe from the 1963 edition (mom uses this one.)
It makes a 9×13″ glass pan so I only do that one when I know the kids will devour most of them before I do.
Last night I had a brownie craving and made the BC recipe in (gasp) my Pampered Chef jelly roll stone pan! And… I iced them! The kids were in shock this morning when I revealed them.
“But these don’t look like brownies, mom.”
“These are different.”
Sometimes change is good I think. The pan is a third gone already!