Thursday, September 30, 2010

Frosted Fudge Brownies


Hello all!
This week has been a busy one & I am so glad that is winding down. I can't wait for an evening to sit out by the fire and just chill out!
I'm also anxiously counting the days down till our trip to the Amish country.
My best friend and I are leaving town (without kids) to spend a day out shopping in the Ohio countryside.
I've been there many times and love it!
Misty has been through there once, with her husband in tow and on a motorcycle and needless to say she wasn't able to shop much since she had very little space to haul anything home.
However, not this time!
It's all about US....a girl's day out....and one that we both are looking forward to!

The recipe that I'm sharing today is one of the many that I copied while sitting around the kitchen table at my MIL's house. We both shared a love of cooking and recipes and each time I visited her I always browsed through her many cookbooks and food magazines.

Frosted Fudge Brownies
 
1 cup plus 3 tbsp. butter
3/4 cup cocoa
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

In saucepan, melt butter.
Remove from heat and add cocoa. Let cool.
Beat eggs and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add to the egg/sugar mixture.
Stir in vanilla.
Next add the cooled chocolate/butter and mix well.
Spread into a greased 13X9.
Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes.
Cool.

Frosting:
6 tbsp. butter, softened
2 2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
Cream all and add enough milk to make desired spreading consistency.
Spread over brownies and cut into bars.
Enjoy!     

6 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Those brownies look sinfully delicious!!!! I'm sure you & Misty will have just as much fun as me & the hubby, I told him it's gonna be a *date*, LOL!!!! Have a safe trip and we'll compare goodies next week;)

Sandra said...

Oh, they look SO good. I can't resist a good brownie and a frosted one is even better!! I'm going to try this one out this weekend! Enjoy Amish country. I loved going through there myself. We're not cool enough to sit by a fire yet, but I sure am looking forward to it when it gets here.

Mama-Bug said...

Jessica, these look so good. I love anything chocolate! I'm so envious of your girls day trip; sounds like so much fun! Look forward to hearing what kind of goodies you buy!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, I wish I was going too.LOL! I love to go at least once a year and take in the sights, crafts and yummy food. Have a good time!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Those brownies look so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am envious of your trip. I've never been to Amish country but hope to get there one day soon! Have fun and be safe.
Hugs,
Donna

Nancy M. said...

They look so good! I'll bet they taste great!