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    Granny's Brownies

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

    Zurie's Note:

    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

    The wet mixture

    Optional but really makes a difference


    1. 1
      In 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.
    2. 2
      Transfer to an airtight container and keep at room temperature in a cupboard.
    3. 3
      Makes 10+ cups dry mixture.
    4. 4
      To bake a quick batch:.
    5. 5
      Heat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius. If using a convection/fan oven, lower temperature slightly.
    6. 6
      Line an 8 x 8" (approx.) square baking dish or tin with foil or non-stick paper, and grease the foil/baking paper as well.
    7. 7
      Shake the dry mixture in the tin to aerate, then sift 2 cups into a mixing bowl.
    8. 8
      Combine with the butter, beaten eggs, just enough water* and vanilla, until well blended.
    9. 9
      *Don't use 2 tablespoons water all at once, as you might not need it.
    10. 10
      Use 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.
    11. 11
      At 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.
    12. 12
      Then use just enough water: you want a firm, smooth, easily spreadable batter.
    13. 13
      At this stage you add the nuts and chocolate bits, if used. Someone also suggested chopped marshmallows -- I haven't tried that.
    14. 14
      The chocolate chips or grated chocolate plus nuts put this brownie in a higher league!
    15. 15
      Spread in prepared pan, and bake about 35 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
    16. 16
      Cool on a wire rack and cut into neat bars when cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 08, 2007


      I gave this 4 stars for convenience- I used 2 tbsp of Kaluha in the mix, but the flavor just wasn't there - they were also not as moist as I like my brownies to be, so I think that next batch I will make with buttermilk. ***Ok - so now it needs a 5 star rating - I used 3 tablespoons of buttermilk this time instead of the kaluha and they were extremely moist - I'll be making these again!!

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    • on December 25, 2006


      This mix is not only easy, it produced the best brownies I have ever made in 40 years of cooking! Never again will I buy the box mixes. Not only do I have a wonderful batch of brownies and a great smelling house, I have 4 pint jars to give as gifts - well, maybe I'll keep just one ;). To bake, I added the eggs, water, Watkin's Vanilla, 7 tablespoons of melted butter, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Used a buttered glass 8"x8" baking dish (no foil) and baked at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I am at sea level). To quote Rachael Ray: "Yummo!". Thanks, Zee, hubby and son scarfed them down - you made me a hero! 12/25/2006 - Made these again and substituted Kaluha for the water, absolutely delicious! Baily's Cream is the next version since everyone is already asking for more :)

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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

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