Homemade Brownie Mix and Walnut Brownies

Homemade Brownies Piled on a Plate and made from Homemade Brownie Mix.
Some of you may recall how much I enjoy the blog, The Iowa Housewife,  as I visit it often and share some of the "finds" there!  One of which is a cookbook I sent off for after seeing some of it's treasures extolled there.  Make-A-Mix is the title and it was written by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward, and Madeline Westover.

I was intrigued by the Brownie mix in particular because one of my daughter-in-laws, Julie 2 ( We have two daughter-in-laws with the same first name.) is an avowed chocoholic and I thought of this as a gift to her.  Both daughter-in-laws work full time and I try to do thoughtful and helpful things for them as I can.  After making my adaptation of the mix I noted 5 different recipes are given in which to use it.  Sure sounds like a plan to me!

Ingredients for Brownie Mix:

6 C. organic flour (you can use regular if you'd rather)
4 t. baking powder
4 t. kosher salt
4 pounds of sugar (8 cups)
8 ounce can of unsweetened cocoa powder (not drink mix)

Combine all of these ingredients in a large bowl stirring until very well mixed.  Store in a cool place in an airtight container for up to 3 months.  Note:  No preservatives, no artificial anything, and I can pronounce all of the ingredients and know what they are.   Use as directed for Brownies to follow.

Best Brownies from Homemade Brownie Mix:

1/4 C. melted butter
2 beaten eggs, (I use organic when I have them.)
1 t. vanilla
2  1/4 C. Homemade  Brownie Mix
1/2 C. chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 8" square pan and set aside.

Combine the cooled butter with the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth.  Mixture will be quite thick.

Spread evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until the brownie pulls away from the side of the pan.   Cool and cut into bars.  Yield 16,  2" brownies.

These Brownies are delicious and I know for sure as I just ate this one for my lunch.

This Brownie was my lunch today and it was delicious!
I have never enjoyed lunch more.   I hope you enjoy this posting as much as I have enjoyed doing it today.  I plan to adapt and try and share the other recipes for this mix too.

1 comment:

Diane said...

oh yummmmmmmmm :-)