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Trisha Yearwood's Frosted Brownies Recipe

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Michaela Braun
Added: Saturday, February 4, 2012


Trisha Yearwood's Brownies

2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening, such as Crisco
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans (I did not add nuts)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grease the bottom of an 8x8x2-inch pan.

Melt the chocolate and shortening together over simmering water or in the microwave.
Cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs well.

Add the sugar and combine thoroughly, then stir in the chocolate mixture.

Sift the flour together with the baking powder and salt, then stir into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the nuts and vanilla.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

After cooling for about 20-30 minutes, spread icing on top and let cool completely before cutting.

Chocolate Icing for Brownies
1 stick butter, melted
4 cups powdered sugar (add more if you like thicker consistency)
cup baking cocoa
cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla flavoring.

In a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar and the cocoa powder and stir to mix well. Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla and mix until smooth. It's ok if icing seems somewhat thin, it firms up when thoroughly cooled.




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