Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Grandma's Best Brownies

Here is a recipe from my MIL for a rich, fudge like brownie. Definitely not low fat. In fact if you are doing Weight Watchers, just looking at one of these brownies is 5 points. You can mix everything in the sauce pan for easy clean up.

14 TBS butter divided
4oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1.5 Cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 tsp vanilla, divided
2 large eggs
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

2 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3-4 TBS milk

Grease 8" square baking pan
In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt 8 TBS butter and the chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar, 2 tsp vanilla and eggs. Blend in flour and walnuts.

Spread in pan and bake until brownies just start to pull from sides of pan 18-20 minutes
To prepare frosting: In medium bowl with electric mixer, beat remaining butter and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and cocoa, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition until frosting is smooth and fluffy.
Frost brownies when cool, and then gobble them up in one sitting....or share with some friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For some reason, as I was reading this recipe, I became very away of my tummy folding over the top of my sweat pants. I've had these brownies and they are rich and delicious. Almost work the extra tummy roll. -- Aly