Friday, November 09, 2007

Feed-Me! Friday


Mr Karate says these are really good with vanilla ice cream. Or with whipped cream. Or just a cold glass of milk. A pan of these rarely lasts more than 24 hours at our house. Mr Karate says these are the bestest brownies in the whole wide world. Mom got the recipe from her Mom's Betty Crocker 1953 Red and White Cookbook. Mom likes brownies with nuts, but Mr Karate doesn't. Since there is no beef in them, I don't like them at all.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Melt together over hot water:
2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces)
1/3 cup shortening or butter (5-1/3 tablespoons)

Add to bowl containing these ingredients and mix well:
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

Mix in: ½ cup broken walnuts (optional)

Spread in a well-greased 8” square pan. Bake 30 minutes, until top has a dull crust. A slight imprint will be left when top is touched lightly with fingertip. Cool slightly, then cut into squares.

This recipe doubles easily: put in a 13 x 9 x 2” pan and bake for the same amount of time.


poppyq said...

Mum says she will have to try your brownie recipe as it looks very simple. She says not nuts or beef in hers either.

I am very worried about Monty Q. If he is not with you and not with me and not at home - where has he gone?

Have a nice day.

Parker said...

Mommy will try this for Daddy - he s like Mr.Karate and does not care for nuts in his brownies - but boy-oh-boy, he loves brownies!

Anonymous said...

My mom will be all over that! But what about me and my dog friend? We can't have any, boo-hoo.

Pets For Sale

Tybalt said...

Oh my goodness. BROWNIES. My mommy is a brownie FIEND!
*hides recipe*

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hey, dat is where our mommy gots her recipe too! She hadded her mommy's book wif notes and now our bean sisfur has it (she stole it!) and mom has a new one.

The Meezers said...

OH OH OH! our mommy's mommy has that red and white cookbook from 1957 or 1958 maybe. Or maybe it's from 1953 - she will haf to look at it the next time she goes ofur to her mommy's house. It's all held together wif rubber bands.

Angus said...

My mom is drooling, Millie. I have never seen her do that. I thought only I drooled, and I only do that when I am "kneading" her. She says she would make those brownies, but they would probably cost her too many Weight Watchers points. What that means I couldn't tell you.
P.S. We are purraying hard hard for Monty, too. We know you miss him very much, and his mom and kidbean, too!

The Furry Kids said...

Gramma has that cookbook, too. It's like a squillion years old. Momma's drooling now - thinking about nice warm brownies.


Mickey said...

According to Mom,brownies "are the bomb"!!!!
Warm with ice creammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Mom is gone to her happy place ;)

DK & The Fluffies said...

*thud* ~DKM

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Mommy's gonna make 'em rite now.


LHK said...

Mmmmmmm Brownies *drool* *drool*!!!

I might have to make some this weekend to celibate Monty's safe return.
---Beezer's bean
PeeEss. If ya add some chocolate chips to the batter its extra yummy. But, no nuts. Ever.

Annie said...

Hi, Millie. I made these brownies (nutless) for Christmas and they were delish. They came out just the way I like my brownies. Thanks for the recipe!