Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I am going to post a recipe each Tuesday of this series that would be great to make during the holidays. Last week I started with my favorite Crème Brulee French toast casserole. Have you tried it??
This week I’m going to share a recipe that I stumbled upon this summer: Brownies for a Crowd. This really does serve a crowd – I cut mine a little on the small size and got 40 brownies out of the recipe! YUM!
Do you know the trick to cutting brownies cleanly? Use a plastic knife! It works EVERY time!
This recipe comes from the blog, Your Homebased Mom. She got it from a friend’s cook book. Add it to your recipe box…these brownies are delicious, easy to make, and bake in only 25 minutes!
Brownies for a Crowd
4 C sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. vanilla
2 C butter, melted
3 C flour
1 1/2 C cocoa
4 C powdered sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C cocoa
To make brownies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs in mixer until blended. Add in sugar, salt and vanilla and beat for 1 minute.
Add in melted butter and blend together well. In another bowl mix flour and cocoa and whisk until well blended. Add flour/cocoa mixture to wet mixture and mix until well combined.
Spread into a greased 12 x 17 jelly roll pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes and then frost.
To make frosting:
Mix together powdered sugar, butter, and cocoa along with enough milk to make the frosting a good consistency to spread.
Spread over brownies after they have cooled for 15 minutes.
The frosting will melt, making it nice and even with the brownies. Allow to cool.
I didn’t make the frosting as these were used as the base for brownie sundaes…they were delicious without the frosting, but I’m sure they’d be even more decadent with it!