Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Brownie Points

Derek and Marge came up from Surrey
When they're not backpacking in Asia and Africa, Derek and Marge are busy renovating their Victorian home. Marge fell in love with our New English Quilter frame when she saw it last year at the 2012 Festival of Quilts. This year she had another look and placed the order. We created a custom 9 foot 10 inch frame for Marge so she could take advantage of every bit of space in her new sewing room. I'm so looking forward to the photos! Derek enjoyed the home made brownies so here's the recipe. I think he earned some 'brownie points' for all that travelling!

Things you'll need
Brownies are an American favourite. But we Americans usually make them from a box! This recipe is from my English husband's father. They're made from scratch but really easy and only use one pan. I think that they taste just as good as the box! So here's an American favourite made in the UK.

Milne Family Brownie Recipe

 Melt a half a slab of butter in a sauce pan over low heat.

Take the pan off the heat then add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder

 Stir together with a wooden spoon.

Add one cup of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. If you don't  have the 'proper' measuring cups, don't panic, just use a tea cup and guess. This isn't a fussy recipe!

Add 2 eggs one at a time and mix with a wooden spoon

Add 3/4 cup of self rising flour and stir together

Put into a greased 8 X 8 pan and bake at 200 c for about 15 minutes. 
For best results the brownies should be slightly underdone.

Cool and slice into 12 or 16 squares. Enjoy!


Shari said...

This recipe sounds achievable! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Thanks Shari. It is easy. I taught my kids how to make these Brownies years ago and they've been making them ever since.