Easy Brownie Recipe

Wilma Brooks, Manhattan, Kansas, sends a slightly different version. “I have a recipe for a brownie that is quite thin, but it makes a large amount,” she writes.

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GRIT Recipe Box: January/February 2011

Brownies

1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup water
1?4 cup cocoa
1?2 cup oil
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1?4 teaspoon salt
1?2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Frosting:

1 stick butter or margarine
1?2 cup cocoa
1?3 cup buttermilk
1 pound (1 box) confectioner’s sugarHeat oven to 400°F.

In saucepan, combine butter, water, cocoa and oil; bring to a boil.

In bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add to butter mixture, mixing well. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla; mix well.

Pour batter into baking pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes.

For frosting, combine butter, cocoa and buttermilk in saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and beat in confectioner’s sugar until mixture is smooth.