Fudge Brownies

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves:15
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the mix :
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1.33 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour Milk (1/4 cup Milk + 1 tbsp Vinegar or butterMilk)
  • 1/8 pinch baking soda
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (or 1/2 cup Butter and 1/2 cup margarine)
  • To make the brownies :
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or Orange extract
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make Fudge Brownies

  • To prepare the mix:
  • Put all the ingredients, except the shortening, in a large bowl.
  • Mix with a spoon until uniformly blended. Cut in the shortening, using either a pastry blender or your fingertips, until the mixture looks like chocolate cornmeal.
  • This makes 8 cups of mix - enough for 4 pans of brownies.
  • Seal tightly in a plastic bag or jar and store at room temperature.
  • To make the brownies:
  • Put the eggs and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl and beat slightly. Stir in the butter.
  • Lightly spoon two cups of the mix into the mixing bowl. Do not pack the mix when measuring.
  • Beat well with a spoon to make a somewhat smooth batter and stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if using.
  • Spread onto a greased and floured (8 x 9 x 2 inch) pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan, then cut into squares.