Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 175: Grandma's Brownies

Hi everyone!  Just another quick post on this crazy day.  I can't seem to be home long enough to get anything done!  After tomorrow, I'll be back to normal!  I promise!  This is my grandma's brownie recipe.

Grandma's Brownies
12" dutch oven

2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine
4 eggs
3 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup broken nuts (I left these out--nut allergies)

Cream sugar and margarine until fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Blend well then add melted chocolate and nuts.  Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well then add to chocolate mixture and stir until combined.  Spread into a 12" dutch oven and bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until no imprint is left when touched with fingers.  Do not over bake.  Serves 12.

The Finished Product

The Review

I really can't say anything bad about grandma's brownies.  I think I got my love of cooking from her.  She was amazing.  As a general rule, I prefer fudgey brownies, but if I make cake brownies then these are the ones I want.  I'm eating one right now, in fact.  Sometimes we frost them, sometimes not, today is a not.  But they are yummy either way.  Grade A.


  1. What would the three squares of chocolate be in cups or spoons or even weight. Sometimes I have problems with ingredients as ours in Australia dont always come packaged the same as other places. :)

  2. The squares of chocolate are 1 oz. each. You can also substitute 3 Tbs. of unsweetened baking cocoa + 1 Tbs. vegetable oil for each square of chocolate. Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks Toni - good luck with the competition I look forward to seeing the photos when you get time.

  4. Oh my goodness, thank you Grandma! I made these for our last camping trip (my first Dutch Oven attempt) and they were delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.


    1. My grandma was a great cook and I thank her and miss her every time I make these. I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

  5. So sorry for the loss of your grandma. :( I have a cherished one that's 92, so I know how special they are. Pics of the brownies on my blog now. Thanks again. They were divine! Suzie


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