You are here

How to Make Fannie Farmer's 1896 Brownies

LeGourmetTV's picture
This is a slightly modified version of the 1896 brownie recipe in Fannie Farmers cookbook - sadly there is no chocolate...
Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (75 ml at room temperature)
  Powdered icing sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (75 ml)
  Fancy molasses 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (or cooking)
  Eggs 1
  Bread flour 240 Milliliter (7/8 cup)
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs) (250 ml)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.

MAKING
2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
3. Add molasses, egg, and flour. Beat after each addition.
4. Fold in pecans and transfer the mixture into small shallow tart tins.
5. Garnish the top with pecan half.
6. Pop the tins in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on rack before serving.

SERVING
7. Serve and enjoy!

TIPS
You can substitute darker molasses or maple syrup for the fancy molasses if you wish.

Things You Will Need
4 small shallow tart tins

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Interest: 
Kids, Easy
Occasion: 
4th of July
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

Rate It

Your rating: None
3.1
Average: 3.1 (3 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 712 Calories from Fat 325

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.4%

Saturated Fat 11.9 g59.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 93.1 mg31%

Sodium 31.3 mg1.3%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 33.3 g

Protein 12 g23.1%

Vitamin A 10.9% Vitamin C 0.52%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

How To Make Fannie Farmer's 1896 Brownies Recipe Video