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This is really the ideal recipe for a granny! You mix the dry ingredients and keep in a tin at room temperature. Then, for the kiddies or the adults, you use 2 cups mix plus the wet ingredients, and quick as a wink you have a plateful of fresh brownies. I amended the recipe very slightly after Kat's Mom's helpful review, as her tweaks perfected this old recipe! (POSTSCRIPT: Read the last part of Kat's Mom's review: I thought her idea was brilliant! Thanks, Kat's Mom!!)
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The dry mixture
- 5 cups sugar
- 3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, bitter not sweetened
- 3 cups flour
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
The wet mixture
- 7 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 large eggs, largest size, beaten
- 1 -2 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional but really makes a difference
- 1In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients very, very well using a whisk and turning over with a spoon. Make sure the mixture is smooth and without lumps.
- 2Transfer to an airtight container and keep at room temperature in a cupboard.
- 3Makes 10+ cups dry mixture.
- 4To bake a quick batch:.
- 5Heat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius. If using a convection/fan oven, lower temperature slightly.
- 6Line an 8 x 8" (approx.) square baking dish or tin with foil or non-stick paper, and grease the foil/baking paper as well.
- 7Shake the dry mixture in the tin to aerate, then sift 2 cups into a mixing bowl.
- 8Combine with the butter, beaten eggs, just enough water* and vanilla, until well blended.
- 9*Don't use 2 tablespoons water all at once, as you might not need it.
- 10Use your own judgement here: because the dry mixture might have settled and become denser, your wet mixture could be a little dry. Add a teaspoon of water at a time and blend, adding a little more if necessary.
- 11At the same time you might be using cup measures smaller than an 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup, in which case do not add the water until you have blended in the eggs and butter.
- 12Then use just enough water: you want a firm, smooth, easily spreadable batter.
- 13At this stage you add the nuts and chocolate bits, if used. Someone also suggested chopped marshmallows -- I haven't tried that.
- 14The chocolate chips or grated chocolate plus nuts put this brownie in a higher league!
- 15Spread in prepared pan, and bake about 35 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- 16Cool on a wire rack and cut into neat bars when cool.
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Nutritional Facts for Granny's Brownies
Serving Size: 1 (2039 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 592.8
- Calories from Fat 116
- Total Fat 12.9 g
- Saturated Fat 7.5 g
- Cholesterol 53.0 mg
- Sodium 828.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 123.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
- Sugars 87.6 g
- Protein 8.8 g