Friday, December 10, 2010

A few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things this December.

Amy's chocolate brownies, they take about 15 minutes to make. 1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8in. square pan. In a large saucepan , melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour salt and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Do not overcook.

For the Frosting
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash salt

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa, vanilla, dash of salt. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Makes about 2 cups frosting.

My Mexican Nativity Set

Super Easy Fudge
Peanut butter Fudge

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 c chopped nuts
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and the salt. Remove from heat, stir in the nuts and vanilla. Spread evenly into a foil lined 8 or 9 in. pan, (Add about 2 Tbs) peanut butter and swirl in at this point) Chill for 3 hours. Cut into squares or use small cookie cutters.


Mama Nirvana said...

My favorite frosting for those brownies is 10 oz. of chopped chocolate (or chips) and a cup of cream melted together with vanilla. I love your nativity!


Kiran said...

Great now I'm craving chocolate, now, get down here and make me some!

jww said...

Yum and yum! Love the nativity, too!!

JAG said...

good gracious that is good fudge.