Friday, March 8, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Brownies

I love the soft, thick brownies you can get in the bakery section of our grocery store.  Every bite full of chocolate is something to relish and I have been known to resort to hiding my bounty in the fridge out of the boys' line of sight.  Although I crave them, I dislike paying the outrageous price at the checkout.

Homemade brownies have never passed muster before, until I unearthed an old recipe from a forgotten cookbook.  Now I possess a homemade version that is just as good and a lot cheaper.  I can indulge the whole family and have a little more free space on the top shelf in the old Frigidaire.

What more can a girl ask for?

Here is the recipe:

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup hot water
1 1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts

Prepared Favorite Frosting-  (Of course, we prefer chocolate!)

Cream together the shortening, sugar, cocoa, and eggs. 

Add the hot water and mix.

Then add the flour, milk, and vanilla.

Add the walnuts and mix well.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30- 40 minutes.  You will want to keep an eye on them and test for doneness using your fingers or a toothpick.

Remove from the oven.  While warm, frost with your favorite frosting.

Cool and enjoy!


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