photo courtesy of... retorte.blogspot.com
Yes, I had to use someone's photo, because stupid here forgot to take a picture, again.
I made these a few days ago for my wife's friend at work and I decided that you may all want to have a go at these brownies. I have made these several times over the years and I must say that it is the best brownie recipe I have ever come across. I originally got this recipe from About.com and I will provide a direct link to them at the end of this article. In the meantime, sit back, grab a cold glass of milk, and get ready to enjoy some of the best brownies you will ever taste. Oh, in case you're wondering, yes, I allowed myself a small piece of one.
What you need...
For the brownies...
Coffee...1 cup strong (I use an instant espresso for this)
Unsweetened cocoa...¼ cup
Baking soda...1 tsp.
Vanilla Extract...1 tsp.
For the frosting...
Powdered sugar...1 ½ cups
Vanilla Extract...1 tsp
Putting it together...
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Lightly grease an 11 X 17 inch baking pan (I don't have a pan of this size, so I just used a 9 X 13 inch pan and it worked just fine)
- Grab a large bowl and add the flour and the sugar
- Mix well
- In a large saucepan, add butter, shortening, coffee, and cocoa
- Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils (this takes about ten to fifteen minutes)
- Once it comes to a boil, pour over the flour/sugar mixture
- Using a whisk, mix to combine
- Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla
- Mix until combined and then pour into you baking dish
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Whilst the brownies are baking, grab a saucepan and over medium-high heat, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk
- Stir constantly until it comes to a boil
- When it boils, turn-off the heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla
- The Frosting...
- I add the sugar ½ cup at a time and mix well after each addition.
texas brownies from about.com