Friday, December 9, 2011

Family Recipe Friday–Brownies

I got this brownie recipe from my mother years and years ago.  It’s a Roberts family recipe (on my maternal side of the family).  I’m not sure how far back it goes, either my mother’s generation or my grandmother Leona’s generation. I love this brownie recipe!  They’re so moist and chocolatey.  This recipe is so very easy.  Why buy a box mix?
Melt 1 stick of butter and 2 1-oz. unsweetened chocolate squares (I’ve also used unsweetened cocoa in place of the chocolate squares when I desperately wanted brownies but didn’t want to go to the store.  I always seem to have cocoa.  3 tablespoons cocoa + 1 tablespoon oil = 1 square.)
Beat 2 eggs
Add 1-1/2 cups sugar
Add melted butter and chocolate
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
Add 1 cup flour
Add 1 cup nuts (Down South we use pecans.  I use walnuts or pecans…whatever I have on hand.)
Put in a greased pan; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I test for doneness with a toothpick or a knife.  I usually have to cook things a bit longer in my current oven.
I should have baked a batch for a photo opp (and for eating).  Trouble is, when I bake them, I eat them all up in two days (maybe three at the most). 

Try them!  They are sooooo good!  Oh dear, I think I’m going to have to bake a batch.



  1. The brownies recipe I use is pretty close to this and they are delicious! I can't imagine making brownies from a box mix. Welcome to GeneaBloggers!

  2. Thank you Elizabeth! I'm happy to be part of GeneaBloggers :)

    I just love homemade brownies!

  3. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"

  4. Thank you Dr. Bill! I'm looking forward to it! I've enjoyed reading so many great blogs through GeneaBloggers and listening to GeneaBloggers Radio. The themes will be a great help to get me writing!