Sunday, December 06, 2009

Texas Brownies

I made these at work last week for the residents' dessert. It's a really easy, really delicious recipe that makes quite a large batch. The recipe calls for a 17.5x11" jelly roll pan, but at work, I use a pan that holds about twice the amount a 9x13" pan does. This time, there were leftovers, so I actually got to try one of my own desserts for once! These were moist & lovely, and the icing was, although very sweet, had a nice texture.

Texas Brownies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla


1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 unsifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour & sugar.

2. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, coffee, and cocoa. Stir & bring to boil.

3. Pour boiling mixture over the flour & sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.

4. Mix well and pour into a well-greased 17.5x11" jelly roll pan. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, or until done in centre.

5. Meanwhile, as the brownies bake, make the frosting. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring. Mix in the powdered sugar & vanilla until very smooth.

6. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool. Makes 48 bars.


A Year on the Grill said...

How could there be any leftovers of these????

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, surely delicious!



Anonymous said...

I've never seen coffee in a brownie recipe before. These look fab.

Anonymous said...

These look like amazing brownies...! and I love the forsting on top... I bet they were a big hit... ! Thanks so much for the recipe...must make these this week...

tshsmom said...

I can make those in my sleep!
They're a big hit at the funerals we cater.

Palidor said...

Wow, do those brownies ever look good. Glad you got to sample your yummy creation. Why are they called Texas brownies?

Chris said...

I take it that it's the coffee making them "Texas" or is it the huge jelly pan used?

girlichef said...

They look awesome! Are they called Texas brownies because they're big???

girlichef said...

...oh look at me echoing other comments...shoulda read them first, I guess...

Pierce said...

Another one for my "coyote file"...these will be a hit in our household...chocolate and coffee.... a perfect marrige.


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