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Thursday, March 25, 2010

FUDGY Brownies!!!

Ok, so I went and got a copy of Betty Crocker's OLD-FASHIONED COOKBOOK, because a friend recommended one recipe from it.. How funny and non-frugal is that??  So we decided, except for recipes we are allergic to (shellfish), we are going to make every recipe in this book!  Good luck with that!  So, here is the Fudge Brownies recipe, and yes the texture is fudgy. Peaches said they need more chocolate, girl after my own heart, but I thought they were good!

"Brownies have been popular since the 1920s, and were originally called "Bangor Brownies" after the city in Maine where they first became popular. Brownie mavens debate: Should these dark bar cookies be dense and chewy like candy or softly textured like cake? This version make a large pan of the fudgy variety."

1/2 cup butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional.. we don't use nuts)

Heat oven to 350. Grease 13x9x2 pan. Heat butter and 1 cup of the chocolate chips in 3-quart sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, salt and eggs until smooth. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Spread in pa; sprinkle with nuts. Bake about 25 - 30 minutes or until set; cool completely. Cut into about 2 x 1 1/2-inch bars. Store tightly covered.  36 brownies

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