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