Thursday, October 11, 2007

Weekly recipe

Hello! I am back on track with the recipes! This week we are doing Brownies! Yummy!

Brownie Mix

5 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
3 and 1/2 cups shortening

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening til mixture resembles evenly distributed, coarse crumbs. Store in the freezer. To measure, pack mixture into measuring cup, level with a spatula. makes about 7 and 1/2 cups packed mix.

Brownies

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup packed brownie mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts, semisweet chocolate pieces or butterscotch pieces

Grease an 8x8x2 inch baking pan. In mixing bowl beat eggs and vanilla. Add brownie mix, stir til nearly smooth. Stir in nuts or chocolate or butterscotch pieces. Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 25 to 30 minutes or til done. Cool on a wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. makes about 16.

Peanut butter Brownies

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup packed brownie mix
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

In mixer bowl combine peanut butter, sugar and 1 egg;
beat til well mixed. Spread into ungreased 9x9x2 inch baking pan. Beat the 2 eggs and vanilla. Add brownie mix; stir until nearly smooth.
Spread over peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. bake at 350 degrees about 35 minutes or til done. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars. makes about 20.

Marbled cream cheese brownies

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups packed brownie mix
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1 3 ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Grease and lightly flour a 9x9x2 inch baking dish. Beat together 2 eggs and the teaspoon vanilla. Add brownie mix stir til nearly smooth. Stir in chocolate pieces; set aside.
beat cream cheese for 30 seconds to soften. Add sugar; beat til fluffy. Beat the 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Spread half the brownie mixture in the pan. Pour cheese mixture over; spoon remaining brownie mixture on top. Swirl layers to marble. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or til done. Cool, cut into bars. makes about 16

So there ya go!

8 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Michelle,
Brownies are my weakness! Those marbled cream cheese ones sound so good :)
Thank you dear friend for the birthday card. I so appreciate your sweet thoughts!
xo

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Wow, what wonderful recipes. Can't wait to try them. Thanks!!

By the grace of God ... said...

These sound great -- I especially like it that there is no processed stuff and you can freeze the mix. Husband LOVES brownies -- brownies and cream cheese is just plain Heaven. LOL!

T*mmy said...

Now I'm craving an ooey gooey chocolate brownie!!

Love & Hugs!

Candy said...

Just dropping by to say you have a nice blog :)

Candy

Mrs Amy said...

These sound good, I think I will give them ago!
Silly question, will it work the same with Australian measurements?

Penless Thoughts said...

Lots of yummy stuff here!!
Susan

deb said...

What a nice idea to create your own mixes.