Meme's Brownies

You'll find several well-loved recipes contributed by Shawn's mother-in-law, Meme, here on the Askinosie Chocolate blog but this one might just be our favorite. Our advice? Don't skip incorporating chopped pecans or walnuts into the batter or topping with frosting.

by Meme (Shawn Askinosie’s Mother-In-Law)

Brownie Ingredients:
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup (+) nuts
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder

Optional Toppings, additional chopped nuts or chocolate frosting (recipe below)

Frosting Ingredients:
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup powdered sugar

Brownie Directions:
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Pour melted butter over dry ingredients. Mix and add eggs, nuts and vanilla. In a greased 13x9x2 pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Frosting Directions:
Melt butter in medium pan. Stir in cocoa until dissolved. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix well.