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November 01, 2004

Brownie Recipes, Updated

Thanks to all who responded to my desperate plea for a non-boxed mix brownie recipe! I'm posting them all together so MaltaGirl and I can find them easily in the future. (And so you can find a quick chocolate cure for your PMSy days. . .)

CarolynM's Guilt-Free Recipe

Melt together in 1 1/2 qt. saucepan, stirring until smooth:
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (or 4 oz. semi-sweet or *dark* chocolate bar)
1/2 cup salted butter

Remove from heat; let cool. Stir in:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Add, mixing well:
2 large eggs

Stir together in 2nd bowl, then slowly fold into chocolate mixture:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Pour into greased 8x8" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Test with toothpick to determine doneness -- these will *fall* if removed from oven too soon.)

Missy's Mississippi Mud

Have you ever made Mississippi Mud? I made some brownies for a church ice-cream social a few weeks ago. The brownies flopped, so I frantically made some Mississippi Mud. Since I was out of marshmallows & pecans, I made the frosting w/o. (I think it's better w/o the pecans & marshmallows.) It was unbelievably good, especially when it was still warm with a scoop of ice cream on top! The texture is a little different than regular brownies, a little fudgy and gritty. Gritty, not as in sandy but as in sugar that's not quite dissolved. I thought of it b/c it meets all your conditions.

Mississipi Mud Cake

1 c butter
1/2 c cocoa
2 c sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 c Flour
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
4 c mini marshmallows (optional)


16 oz powdered sugar
1/2 c milk
1/3 c cocoa
1/4 c butter, softened

Combine butter and cocoa in saucepan, until butter melts. In large bowl, add sugar and eggs to butter mixture. Mix until blended. Add flour, salt, and vanilla & beat until blended. Stir in pecans. Bake (in a lightly greased 13x9 pan) @ 350 for 35 min. Remove from oven, sprinkle on the marshmallows & spread frosting over marshmallows.

Frosting: Combine all ingredients in bowl; beat until smooth, adding additional milk if frosting is too stiff. (I like it runny enough to pour)

Fittsy's Brownies

I'm not going to win the *brownie* points, but the very best recipe is on the back of Baker's Chocolate Unsweet Chocolate Squares (8oz. pack.) Make the recipe as is, omitting the nuts. After pouring the batter into the pan, top with 1/2-3/4 c. chocolate chips, 1 c. chopped pecans, and 3/4 c. Heath Brickle, and then bake according to the recipe directions.
Mmmm Boy. They are so good.
(Since bar chocolate is hard for you to get, you can add the chocolate chips, toffee (don't know about that availability) and nuts on top of any other recipe. I'm sure it will enhance just about any fudgy brownie recipe.)

Christy's One-Bowl Brownies

Here's our quick and favorite "One-Bowl Brownies". My 10 year old daughters make it independently with success. Just don't overmix! We usually skip the nuts.

2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2/3 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add oil, eggs and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Don't overmix. Spread in a greased 13x9 in. pan. Bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Sherri-Ann's Gooey Brownies

This so far is the best ever gooey moist brownie recipe. People always ask me for it. So here goes
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz semi sweet chocolate coarsley chopped (I use chocolate chips too)
1 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 grease a 9 X 13 pan. In a med saucepan over low heat melt butter, add sugar, vanilla and eggs blend well. Stir in flour cocoa and salt;mix well. Add chocolate and pecans. Pour into greased pan.
Bake for 30-40 min. or until set
cool completely but into bars.

EarthGirl's Raisin Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
3 Tbs. cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup raisins (or 1/2 cup nuts or nothing)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add. Add vanilla and raisins. Pour into an 8 inch square pan, greased and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar while warm.

Deborah's Brownies

4+T. cocoa
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup or less sugar
1 T. vanilla or liquer (raspberry, orange)
2 eggs
1+T. oil
3/4 cup flour

Mix all together and pour into a 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minuts: just when you start to smell them and the knife comes out clean.

Laura's Southern Living Brownies

2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. + 2T. cocoa powder
1 c. melted margarine or butter
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

Mix all ingredients. Pour into greased dish of some size - 9x9, 8x13, whatever - and bake for 35 minutes at 325F. Allow to cool completely before cutting. Sometimes we add nuts or chocolate chips to the batter, but they're great plain, too.

Judith's About.Com Brownies

8 (1 oz.) squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter
5 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
2-1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat; set aside. In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for 10 minutes. Blend in chocolate and flour until just mixed. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 inch pan.

Bake for 35-40 minutes. (Don't overbake.) Cool and frost if desired, but that is not necessary.

Still waiting for MtnMama's 'flourless choc cake' recipe . . .

And I've noticed several people starting separate blogs for recipes. Well, I'm not going to do that, but TulipGirl.com does have a Computer Cookbook category where I post my frequently used and favorite recipes.


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