Brownie Success Tips
Use the size pan specified in the recipe. To check the width
of a pan, measure across the top from inside edge to inside edge.
Cut the baked brownie recipe into bars, squares or other shapes when completely cool
unless the recipe specifies differently. This helps prevent the bars from
Store bar cookies or brownies in a tightly covered
container, or leave them in the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Cherry Cordial Brownies
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cupd granulated sugar
2 teaspoond vanilla extract
1 1/4 cupd flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter or margarine,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Place sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add melted chocolate and vanilla extract;
stir until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture; stir just until
blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes
or until done. Do not overbake. Cool completely.
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
In small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine and cherry
juice. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining cherry juice, 1 teaspoon at a time
until of desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies.
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and butter or margarine,
stirring constantly until smooth. Or place chocolate chips and butter or
margarine in microwave-safe container. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) for 1
minute or until chocolate is melted; stir to blend. Stir in vanilla extract.
Cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate mixture over cherry frosting. Store in
Makes 36 bars.