Thursday, October 27, 2011


There's a crisp chill in the air. For the last few months you've been good about eating healthfully. High fiber, low fat, low carbs. You've earned a reward. Whether you like them cake-like or chewy fudge, with walnuts or pecans, perhaps a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top---is there anything better than the smell of fresh homemade brownies baking in the oven.

Holiday time is just around the corner. Homemade brownies are a great Halloween treat and they're so easy to make there's no trick to doing it. But why limit them to just one celebration. They are just right for tailgating or a snack on a hayride as you watch the Autumn leaves' colors change.

Stumped for a Thanksgiving dessert when you want to either add to or do something besides the cherry, pumpkin, apple, or sweetpotato pie[s]? Brownies are the answer. They're also nice to take as a gift to your friends who may have been doing the cooking all day and you're the guest. Especially if the cooking time for the turkey is a bit more than expected and you need something to snack on while you're waiting.

And how can you not bake a batch for the jolly old elf who'll be coming down the chimney before you know it. Be sure to have a nice tall cold glass of milk to go with them.

Recipe For Brownies ~ 12 oz flour 1 lb 4 oz sugar 4 oz cocoa 1/4 oz baking powder
3/4 oz salt 11 oz shortening 4 ea large fresh whole eggs 1/2 cup + 2 1/2 Tbsp corn syrup 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts, optional. As needed nonstick cooking spray. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl; blend well at low speed for 1 minute.

Add shortening, eggs, syrup and vanilla to dry ingredients. Mix at low speed for 1 minute then scrape down bowl. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Add nuts to batter; mix at low speed for 30 seconds. Lightly spray each pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread batter in sprayed pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done at 325 degrees. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center of baked brownies comes out clean.

Recipe Text Credit: The Grill Sergeants Image Credits: The Grill Sergeants USDA

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