Friday, August 29, 2008

Buttermilk Chocolate Brownies

Okay, so I've totally been a slacker at posting recipes. My life has been so crazy the last month. I ran a 1/2 marathon at the beginning of the month, my husband was out of town for a week, and we went on a week long family vacation to Southern California and got back just in time for my kindergartener to start school. We will be taking off again tomorrow to go up to Bear Lake for the Labor Day weekend. I'm excited to see my sister who has been awesome at posting recipes! Hopefully life will start to slow down a little, I doubt it, maybe I need to be a little more organized. Anyway, this brownie recipe is a huge family favorite. My grandma and mom have been making them for years. They are always a hit. I made them for the first time for my mom's birthday in July and they were oh so yummy!!!

Buttermilk Chocolate Brownies
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp sald
1 tsp soda
Mix in a bowl and set aside.
In a pan combine.
1 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup water
Cook until cocoa is dissolved. When dissolved add to flour mixture, stir well. Add:
1/2 cup buttermilk (stir well to help cool mixture before adding eggs)
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well and spread on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for exactly 20 minutes.
Frosting
In a saucepan combine:
3 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 Tbsp cocoa
Until cocoa is dissolved. Then, add:
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar (approx)
2 tsp vanilla
You want the consistency of the frosting to be in between thick and thin. Spread on brownies right after you take them out of the oven. I love nuts on my brownies, however not all people do. My mom always puts nuts on half of it. I love walnuts or pecans. Put nuts on right after you put the frosting on and press gently into frosting. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

9 comments:

Sara said...

I'm with you Rach! They are yum to the tum! Great to have you back! It will be a fun weekend.

Prudy said...

What a busy weekend and kudos to you for the half marathon. I love buttermilk brownies and I've just got to try your recipe. I love buttermilk in everything. Have fun at Bear Lake!

Dan ~ Holly said...

Yummy!! Those look heavenly!! :)

Jenny said...

Looks great! I am impressed with all of you talented runners. That is one thing my body doesn't agree with. Good for you. I know, life seems to get so busy!!

I can just imagine how yummy these brownies taste!

Barnes said...

So when are you going to make them for me Rach??? Just kidding they look good. I'll have to give them a try.

The Chicken Farmer's Wife----------------- said...

I came across your blog and love it! Can't wait to try these, they look YUMMY! The only other recipe I have that makes me love buttermilk is buttermilk pralines, I'd be happy to share! Thanks for sharing your talent(s)! Congrats on your race! I try not to run unless a very large dog is after me! Have a blessed week!! Jerri in KY

Sara said...

Thanks for visiting Jerri from KY. We would love to try your buttermilk pralines. They sound fantastic! Keep reading!

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hot garlic said...

No wonder they are a huge hit! They look so decadent!

And congrats on your half-marathon!