Better Homes and Gardens' Brownies -1951

Better Homes And Gardens' Brownies -1951

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Christine Cipperly

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I LOVE these brownies! Unlike most other brownie recipes, these are not 'cake', nor are they 'fudge'. They are chewy and not too sweet. More like 'Blondies' but definitely chocolate. My mom made these all the time, and I made them when I was in my teens and early twenties. But as I got older, didn't bake, wanted to reduce my 'sweets' intake and then my mom died, and I no longer had the recipe. I found a 1951 edition of Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook on eBay and ordered it. Here the recipe, just as good as ever! But don't ask me what 'California' walnuts are, I have no idea how they differ from other walnuts.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • ·
    ½ cup shortening 2 one oz. squares unsweetened baking chocolate ¾ cup flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup california walnuts, coarsely cut

How to Make Better Homes and Gardens' Brownies -1951

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350

    Melt shortening and chocolate together in a double boiler over hot water and let cool
    Sift flour with baking powder and salt
    Beat eggs until light; add sugar, then chocolate mixture, and blend.
    Add flour, vanilla, and nuts.
    Mix well.
    Pour batter into well greased 8 inch square pan.
    Bake for 30 -35 minutes.
    Cool and cut into squares
    Makes 16

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About Better Homes and Gardens' Brownies -1951

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate



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