Texas Brownies (oven version)

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By Rev BJ Friley
from Vicksburg, MS

These tender brownies are quick to prepare, using ingredients that are handy in the kitchen. This recipe makes a large pan. Great for a potluck. Oven Temp: 400 degrees F Tips: If you don't have buttermilk on hand, substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice. Mix into 1/2 cup milk. Or use powdered buttermilk. Mix according to package directions.

serves one 17 & 1/2-by-11-inch baking pan, about 48 brownies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    strong brewed coffee or water
  • 1/4 c
    dark, unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark cocoa
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 3 1/2 c
    unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
  • 3
    Set aside.
  • 4
    In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa.
  • 5
    Stir and heat to boiling.
  • 6
    Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl.
  • 7
    Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
  • 8
    Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer.
  • 9
    Pour into a well buttered 17 & 1/2-by-11-inch jelly roll pan.
  • 10
    Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
  • 11
    While brownies bake, prepare the frosting. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa and milk.
  • 12
    Heat to boiling, stirring.
  • 13
    Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
  • 14
    Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.
  • 15
    Cool.
  • 16
    Cut into 48 bars.

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