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Buttermilk Brownies Recipe

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2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1 c. butter
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 c. buttermilk or sour milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting
1/4 c. butter
3T. unsweetened cocoa powder
3T. buttermilk
2 1/4 c, powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 15x10" pan; set aside. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In medium saucepan combine water, butter and cocoa powder. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add the cocoa mixture to the flour mixture. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute. The batter will be thin Pour batter into prepared baking pan

Bake about 25 min or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Pour warm Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting over the warm brownies, spreading evenly Cool completely in pan on rack before cutting into bars.

Frosting directions
In medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk. Bring mixture to boiling. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium to high speed24 until smooth. Stir in pecans, if desired.

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For brownies, 15 mins. approx. + 25 mins. baking
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
While working on a volunteer project, I was having a discussion of brownies with a fellow volunteer. He spoke how he liked the soft kind that were almost like molten chocolate cake. That inspired me to go looking for a soft brownie.

Well, I found this recipe which was so different from any brownie recipe; I had made that I decided to try it. Even the way you prepare the batter is unusual! The finished project isn't soft in the middle but with the soft frosting on the top it gives that gooey texture. Aiming for that really soft textural experience, I did not include the pecans.

Not only my fellow volunteer but friends with whom I shared thought this was a most unusual and excellent brownie. (I must admit, it also gave me more pots for licking.)




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