Brownie Throwdown

The brownie throwdown started when Grandpa Luken knew that there was at least one brownie recipe in our family to share with all of you. Low and behold he found 2. So of course Maria and I thought it would be fun to do a little brownie throwdown with Grandpa Luken's mom-Martha brownie recipe and Grandpa Luken's sister-Lois' recipe. See which one we liked the best and long with a few extra critics.

Ingredients

For great great grandma luken’s brownies
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Softened butter sticks 2
Eggs 4
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Optional)
For lois’ brownies
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Softened butter sticks 1
Eggs 4
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
Flour 17 Tablespoon (1 cup + 1 Tbsp)
Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Chocolate syrup 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Hershey's)
Walnut 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Optional)
For chocolate frosting
Butter 6 Tablespoon
Milk 6 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

For Great Great Grandma Luken’s Brownies:

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Grease a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

MAKING

3. In a large bowl combine sugar, softened butter and eggs. Beat until well combined.

4. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Start the mixer and slowly add in the hot water while the mixers are going. Add walnuts and fold it in.

5. Into the greased dish, pour the batter and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

6. Remove the dish from oven and let cool completely.

SERVING

7. Spread frosting (recipe below) on top of brownie and serve.

Lois’ Brownies:

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Grease a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

MAKING

3. In a large bowl combine sugar, softened butter and eggs. Beat until combined.

4. Add vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and add chocolate syrup. Mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the walnuts.

5. Into the greased dish, transfer the batter, spread evenly and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.Remove from oven and let cool completely.

SERVING

6. Serve chocolate frosting (recipe below) on top and serve.

For Chocolate Frosting:

MAKING

1. In sauce pan, combine butter, milk, and sugar. Place pan on medium heat until all the butter has melted. Then turn the heat up to a high and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

2. Remove the pan from heat and quickly stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Pour frosting on top of the cooked brownies and allow for the frosting to cool and harden.

SERVING

4. Enjoy!

TIPS

This frosting recipe is good for 1 13 x 9 baking dish of cooked brownies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Preparation Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 602Calories from Fat 206

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.3%

Saturated Fat 10.19 g51%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 112.4 mg

Sodium 259.6 mg10.82%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g30.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.21 g13%

Sugars 64 g

Protein 9 g17.4%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0.3%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 17.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet