Amish Nut Brownies
By Kevin Williams
Amish Nut Brownies: Basic brownies are a mainstay of the Amish cook's snack repertoire. If you have a house full of children and you want to bake a snack for them, what is easier than mixing up some batter, pouring it into a pan and sticking it in the oven? This is a really fluffy nut brownie that I picked up at an Amish bakery recently and the cook was nice enough to give me the recipe.
Of course, if you are allergic to nuts or someone you know is, then just omit the nuts and it'll still be a good, basic brownie.
- ⅔ cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup baking cocoa
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped English walnuts nuts, divided
- n a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.
- Combine dry ingredients; stir into batter.
- Fold in half of nuts.
- Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
- Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until brownies pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen
Hmm, you might review those directions. They don't match with list of ingredients. I can figure it out, but better not to confuse people!
Fixed the instructions, Joann, thanks!
Looks delicious, my family loves brownies! Can't wait to try the recipe!
Let us know how they turn out, Justina!
Is the shortening Crisco or can butter be used?
Hi, Betty, thanks for stopping by...Yes, you can use butter in place of Crisco...good luck!
These are delicious. Made as recipe described and they were eaten by everyone in a matter of minutes. Thank you for publishing.
Thanks, CeeGee,for sharing, glad the brownies turned out well!