Monday, October 10, 2011

Anyone For A Brownie?

Now that the weather has cooled off a little I will be doing more baking. This week I baked my favorite brownies. I have had this recipe for almost 40 years. It was given to me by a neighbor friend in Vermont, who has since passed away at a too young age from cancer. I thank her every time I make these. I have added a couple of ingredients that were not in the original recipe; maraschino cherries and mini chocolate bits; oh, and chocolate icing. These are not the thing to bake if you are trying to diet...they are very, very rich!

Barb Beckwith's Village Luncheonette Cocoa Brownies

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla sxtract
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix everything except the walnuts together. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add walnuts, mixing well to distribute evenly. This is the point I have added my twist to the recipe...that would be 1 cup of quartered maraschino cherries and 1 cup mini chocolate morsels.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350° in a 9"x13" jelly roll pan. Do not overbake! They are supposed to be barely done...not cakelke brownies, but very dense.

Marilyn's Chocolate Icing

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons milk

Beat ingredients together until smooth adding enough milk to make of spreading consistency.

I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as we do...they are very addictive!

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Anonymous said...

I love brownies but can't eat walnuts. Like the idea of the cherries and chocolate bits. Love frosting too. I posted on your last two tablescapes but I see that it says comments must be approved by blog author so not sure if they went through to you. Where is the foliage? Color is minimal here this year, probably because of all the rain and wind. love, bbb

Delma said...

They look so good I'm tempted to make a batch....but I'm going to hold off since I need to eat less sweets!

Carol at Serendipity said...

These sound divine! I like the idea of the cherries. Chocolate and cherries - definitely a winner.


Anonymous said...

perhaps "delma" could bake the brownies for wednesday dinner??????
anything you bake is delicious ......
just wish you were next door instead of in dorothy land...

On Crooked Creek said...

This appears to be a keeper recipe, dear! I know there will be an upcoming dinner and I'll be sure to take these!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love brownies and this looks like an awesome recipe! hugs, Linda

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- these look wonderful! I've put cherries in brownies before -- now I need to try them with the mini chips and some frosting too :)

Isn't nice to have such a sweet reminder of your friend? :)


Pat said...

Oh, yum, the idea of the cherries and all that chocolate! And they are good pics, sometimes chocolate is so dark it is hard to take pics of them.

Kathleen said...

Marilyn from the CF, our old hangout?

They look delicious! Almost as good as spare ribs! :)

I like icing on my brownies too.
Now post those delicious rolls you make!

Babs said...

Okay! I'm on my way over. Do you have any left? Love the addition of the cherries. Yum!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I enjoy the cherry and chocolate combination very much. These would be nice for Valentine's day!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, yum! I'm not supposed to have chocolate (and haven't for seven months!!) I think if I were there the temptation would be too much and I would have to have one of those!

Yes, those silk flowers in my foyer are Chinese lanterns. I found them at Michael's a few years ago.


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love your brownies, especially that icing! Nice. Great additions, too! Wish I had one. Or two.

Anonymous said...

Oh, YUM-O! I just love cherries and chocolate. Gotta try this recipe!

I always put a little corn syrup in my icing. It makes the surface less sticky so things that are frosted with it pack better.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my...brownies!! Yum!

Beautiful fall colors!!

Sandra said...

How yummy is this! This is the first brownie recipe I've seen with cherries in it. I am bookmarking this one.

bj said...

O, girl, these look soooo good. I made brownies tonight, from a mix and they look pretty dang sad beside these beauties. :(
I'll make these for my card-playing gal friends and they will think I am such a good cook. hahhaa...
xo bj

Anonymous said...

Those brownies look AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Now these are the kind of posts I like. You are one of the best cooks I've ever met in my life. I can't wait for the holiday cookie The toad from Beantown RC

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Boy these really look great, noticed the cherries right away! Great tribute to a friend too:@)

Jo's This and That said...

The brownies look wonderful! Thanks for vistingand sharing ,JoAnn