Grandmom’s Brownie Recipe

5 Jul

With family getting on in age, one of the treasures that hopefully gets passed down from generation to generation is recipes.  One recipe our kids and their cousins love is Leora’s brownies.  They seem to always be on-hand to enjoy during a visit, and are a primary dessert addition to “cowboy” lunch boxes.  The key difference compared to other brownies is they are perfectly chewy.  Enjoy!

Recipe – One Bowl Brownies (from the Callahan, McBride, Goertz families)

  • 1 cup oil
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Put oil in a bowl.  Stir in cocoa, eggs, sugar, karo syrup and vanilla.  Mix flour, baking powder and salt together; add to cocoa mixture.  Stir in nuts.

Pour into greased 8×12 inch pan and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.  If a glass pan is used, bake at 325 F.  They are chewier if not over-beaten or over-baked.


Guy Lipof

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