Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mama's Brownies


 
I found this recipe in Grandmother’s old recipe book in my mother’s

handwriting, therefore, I cannot verify the origin or the date it was written.

 

2/3 cup of shortening (Mama used Crisco) I used butter when I made this recipe.

1 lb. of light brown sugar

4 eggs

2 2/3 cup of flour

¾ cup of chocolate chips

1 teaspoon of baking powder

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

 

Melt butter, stir in sugar and put aside to cool for about 12 minutes.

Add eggs---one at a time---stir briskly after each egg added.

Combine flour, salt and baking powder and shift together.

Add dry mixture slowing while beating.

Add vanilla

Add chocolate chips

 
Pour into greased baking pan and bake at 35 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Sprinkle nuts on top after cooling---just add a little chocolate frosting so
the nuts adhere to the brownie.

I sometimes add nuts to the mixture before baking.
About 1/2 cup of pecans or chopped walnuts.

 

Mama always gave me a cold glass of milk and a hot brownie.

Such happy memories  to cherish being in the kitchen with Mama.

 

I like to serve them as a desert to dinner guest (or as a treat to my friends or just me)

with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

drizzled with chocolate on top.

 
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