Monday, December 20, 2010

Yummy Yummy

Do you have a favorite recipe? Do you love trying new ones?

I used to bake during the holidays. Until eating the results put on too much weight. Having a small family with different tastes usually backfired (or maybe it was my plan?) and I would end up eating most of the baked items.

Until I wrote my short story GLORIFIED BROWNIES, which you can read by clicking here, I hadn’t really baked anything in a long, long time. When I went in search of the recipe for this short story (I had to share a recipe with the group I read the story to), I couldn’t find it anywhere in my house. It was my grandmother’s recipe, so I contacted my sister and got lucky. She found the recipe and sent it my way.

I’d forgotten how addicting these brownies were. It was a good thing I took them to a party (although I had to sample them to make sure I wasn’t bringing crap, you know?) or else I might have eaten the whole batch!

So, if you like messy brownies, with lots of chocolate and marshmallows, you’ll love this recipe. My grandmother called it Glorified Brownies. I think it was her favorite recipe, too. But beware. This is a messy brownie. The frosting never really hardens (but it tastes great) and it’s a pain to cut (the marshmallows make it difficult). I can’t imagine what it would be like with nuts (I don’t like nuts in my brownies, so I’ve never made it that way), but I’m sure it will resemble rocky road.

If you decide to brave it out and make these, please let me know how it turns out for you!

Glorified Brownies

¾ cup flour
3 Tbsp cocoa
Pinch salt
1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine less 1 inch (softened)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts (optional)
½ pkg mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa & salt – set aside. Cream sugar, margarine, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour mixture. Fold in nuts (optional).

Spread batter in greased 13 x 9.5” pan. Bake 18 minutes at 350 degrees. While hot, pour marshmallows on top and let melt. Cool completely.


1 stick margarine less 1 inch (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa
4 Tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients until spreading consistency. Frost cooled brownies.


1 comment:

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

I liked the story and I love brownies - I am going to have to try this recipe! :) Thanks for sharing it.

I have tons of recipes I like to use but none are really holiday centered. Most are casseroles or appetizers. One is an appetizer I will take with me to a holiday party this weekend. You spread cream cheese onto a of beef lunch meat (I use carl buddigs) and then sprinkle it with garlic (I use the cut up kind out of a jar) then you roll up an onion in the middle of it (a spring onion/green onion). I make a whole bunch and take them in a tupperware container. Part of why I do it is because they say that onions keep the flu away and everyone seems to love them and gobble them down fast. Especially with them being wrapped up in cream cheese and lunch meat. :)