Monday, June 30, 2008

Doris Abel's Brownie Recipe

This is my mother's brownie recipe. It really is a no-fail, crispy on top and soft in the center brownie. She was well-known in our area for them.

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 large eggs
3 /4 cup oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup nuts of your choice

Sift dry ingredients together. Mix in eggs, oil and vanilla. Fold in nuts. Grease a 9X12 pan and spread mixture. It will be thick like cookie dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

These are excellent with or without icing. You can make mint flavored icing with peppermint extract and green food color, chocolate, cherry flavored with pink food color, or just plain vanilla white icing to go on these. Or just dust them with powdered sugar.

4 comments:

Ang said...

Hey Ronnie - do these work as well without the nuts? I'm going to try them this week...

Ronnie said...

We usually make them without nuts - Beth HATES nuts in anything.

Ang said...

What's the cooking time on these?

Ronnie said...

25 - 30 minutes. Should form a crust on top but be cooked through. Check with a toothpick.