Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buttermilk Brownies

People ask me all the time.  Connie Weiss, have you ever been on The Today Show? 

I have to tell them no, I have not yet been discovered.

But when they ask me for a brownie recipe, I gladly share the one that my Mother has been making for almost 30 years!

She got it from a lady named Wanda that worked with her at The Greeley Gas Company. 

Wanda's Buttermilk Brownies

brownies:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

frosting:
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, shortening, cocoa and water.  Heat until almost boiling.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.  Add the chocolate mixture, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk.

Grease a jelly roll pan and add the batter.  Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, combine butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and boil for two minutes.  Add the chocolate chips and stir until they are incorporated.  Place the pan in cold water and beat with a mixer until spreading consistency.

Frost brownies and enjoy!