Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12: Texas Brownies

This recipe is a favorite from Grandma Scott.

2 c flour
2 c sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1 c water
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 c buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the flour and sugar. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, water, and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar mixture. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer. Pour into a well buttered jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center. While brownies bake, prepare the frosting.

1/2 c butter
2 TB cocoa
1/4 c milk
3 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as they are out of the oven. Cool. Cut into bars.