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Frosted Fudge Brownies

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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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!     
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