Friday, April 1, 2011

JUDY'S BROWNIES

This was my late cousin, Judy's, recipe for brownies. They are very good.

3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup oil*, divided
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
chopped nuts**, optional

Stir cocoa and baking soda together in a mixing bowl. Blend in 1/3 cup of the oil. Add the boiling water and stir until thickened. Stir in sugar, eggs, and the remaining third cup of oil. Stir until smooth. Add the flour, vanilla and salt. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x2-inch baking pan or 2 8-inch square pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for oblong pan or 30-32 minutes for square pans. Cool. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting, if desired.

*To update this recipe, use canola oil for its' health benefits.
**In Southern Indiana we often used hickory nuts. Pecans are a good substitution. Or use your favorite nuts.


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