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Texas Brownies Recipe

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This recipe for Texas Brownies, by , is from Freeman Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Freeman
Added: Saturday, June 9, 2007


2 C Flour
2 C Granulated Sugar
1/2 C (1 stick) Margarine or butter
1/2 C. Shortening
1 C Strongly brewed coffee or water
1/4 C dark, unsweetened cocoa
1/2 C buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 C butter or margarine
2 Tbsp dark cocoa
1/4 C milk
3 1/2 C unsifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1. In large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
2. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling.
3. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
4. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or shigh speed on electric mixer.
5. Pour into a well buttered 17 1/2X11 inch jelly roll pan.
6. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
7. Prepare frosting. In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring.
8. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
9. Pour warm frosting over warm brownies. Cool

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you do not have buttermilk,substitute 2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice mixed into 1/2 C. milk.
Using coffee instead of water makes a huge taste difference...my kids noticed right away and I never made them with water again!




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