"As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad drink, though."--Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

Brownies Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nora Hauck
Added: Friday, February 15, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. flour
4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
2 t. salt (I usually omit)
1 1/2 c. cocoa
1 3/4 c. vegetable oil
8 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix all dry ingredients well. Add rest of ingredients and mix. Bake @ 350 for 30-45 min in greased and floured pan.

My mom put it all in a roasting pan for big, thick brownies. Or you can half it into 2 9x13 pans (or 1/2 the recipe and use on). I've also found that a cookie sheet holds a half recipe well too, for even thinner brownies.
For 9X13 pan, check around 15 minutes. For cookie sheet, I think around 10 minutes is good.

They're also delicious with homemade chocolate frosting. It has always annoyed my sisters that mom doesn't have measurements for it, but if you make it somewhat often you get a good knack for it: powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and shortening, also cocoa to make it chocolate. Cream cheese is also good to add. About a teaspoon of vanilla, a scoop of shortening, maybe a 1/4 cup or less of cocoa to start. A good amount of powdered sugar, a little milk--these are the two ingredients you'll play with the most, for thinning and thickening. Keep tasting, add more cocoa for more choc. flavor.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Ready to eat in about 1 hr. total
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are the brownies my mom made for us growing up. They're also on my popular list. (This and the monster cookies are the yummiest dough ;))
These are on my popular list too. ;)

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

193W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!