Originally posted February 07, 2012

1950s Style Frosted Brownies

1950s Style Frosted Brownies by alchemisty

Sometimes I get nostalgic for super simple old-school brownies. Fudgy and moist with crispy edges and no nonsense. This is that kind of recipe. If you're afraid of vegetable shortening, just remind yourself that it isn't a trans fat.

Ingredients

  • 2 squares unsweetened baker's chocolate
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup broken nuts
  • Frosting:
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 square unsweetened baker's chocolate
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T warm water
8 inch square

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt the chocolate and shortening together over a low flame. (Don't let it get too hot and keep the flame low; chocolate burns easily.) Beat in the cinnamon, sugar, eggs and flour. Mix in the nuts. Put it in a greased 8 inch square pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes.

Let cool.

Melt the butter and baker's chocolate in a sauce pan. Add water and powdered sugar, wisk into a frosting.

Ice the brownies. Eat them.

45 minutes

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Adapted from

Betty Crocker,1950

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