I have not been feeling crafty lately but I have been craving chocolate. I found a make a mix cookbook about a week ago and so today I decided to try out a recipe.
6 cups AP flour
4 tsp baking powder
4 tsp salt
8 cups sugar
1 (8 oz) can unsweetened cocoa
2 cups vegetable shortening
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar and cocoa. Blend well. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Put into a large airtight container. Label and store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10-12 weeks. Makes about 17 cups of brownie mix.
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups brownie mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and brownie mix. Beat until smooth. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes, until edges separate from pan. Cool and cut into 2 inch bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost.
I made these brownies tonight and let me tell you I think I am feeling crafty again. I used a combination of chocolate and peanut butter chips and it was yummy, I mean really, really yummy. Try this, your taste buds and your creativity will thank you! Hopefully this weekend I will be sharing more recipes that you can make with this mix.
Recipe copied from Make-A-Mix Cookery HP Books copyright 1978