The Old Standby Brownie Recipe for Fiesta Friday
I spoiled myself last night after making the main dish for the Fiesta Friday celebration of Broccolini, Sausage, Beans with clams. I craved this brownie and made it in literally minutes.
This recipe for brownies is the only one I had for many years. It is economical to make. Besides it is a quick recipe that is very forgiving.
For Fiesta Friday I dressed it up with some chocolate chips and raspberries with a side of raspberry jam sauce. (Gotta’ a theme going lately.)
This brownie recipe is from page 87 of the “Kitchen Kompanion: Recipes by Members of the Lansing Michigan Reformed Church”; Ladies Christian Fellowship. I have had this book since 1985, when I found it thrown out! It was my first church ladies cookbook, which has served me well.
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
½ cup of melted butter or oleo (margarine)
¾ cup sifted flour
½ cup of chopped nuts
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Cream sugar, cocoa and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla. Then add sifted flour and nuts – mix well. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Notes: I used baker’s sugar and substituted about ¼ of the white sugar with brown sugar. Instead of nuts, I used maybe ¼ cup of dark chocolate pieces,
Grease an 8”x8” square pan and pour the batter into it. Tap bubbles out gently like you would for a cake.
These brownies are served slightly warm and could be even better with some ice cream or raspberries.
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