On our recent Facebook ‘survey’ about favorite desserts, brownies came out top of the list. That sent me scampering for a great recipe. I found this one in my printed recipe files and, of course, tweaked it. Alas it is one of those where the original source is not visible, but here’s my huge vote of thanks to whoever originated it.
It was a big hit at my book club and at several social events. It’s so easy (one bowl, no mixers needed, although I still use the stand mixer on stir) and it’s a keeper.
You will need:
Add melted butter.
Add eggs, vanilla, and Kahlua, and stir with a wooden spoon just until blended (Do not over mix).
Bake for 40- 45 minutes or until the edges of brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the dish.
Cover baking dish with tin foil to hold in heat.
Add toasted almonds here and there. Or sprinkle a bit of sea salt. We did it with and without almonds and sea salt. We like all the versions.
This is the plain choco version.
They are quite rich, so we found cutting into small squares was best. But then, you will know your book club or audience best.
This makes a generous 9 x 13 pan. We usually freeze some for brownie emergencies, of which there are many.
That shadowy figure known as Victoria Abbott is actually artist and photographer, Victoria Maffini and her mother, Mary Jane, author of three other mystery series.
Jordan is the research assistant and book scout to Vera Van Alst, wealthy curmudgeon and book collector. Jordan’s also the first person in her large family to go straight. The Marsh Madness brings Vera and Jordan and Uncle Kev (the less said about him the better!) to Summerlea, the palatial summer home of the wealthy Kauffman family for a special luncheon. The sole heir, Chadwick Kauffman will transfer a complete set of fine first edition of Ngaio Marsh’s mysteries. Vera will leave behind a satchel of cash, in turn. Jordan has a raspberry dress for the occasion. She has had her troubles what with murder and mayhem and it hasn’t always been easy staying on the right side of the law. She deserves this wonderful outing. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
We hope you like it and you find time to nibble a brownie or two while you’re enjoying the ride.
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