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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wondra Brownies

I was at my mom's making some gravy, so I used the can of Wondra flour I had seen earlier.  Then I noticed this recipe on the back of the can.  Not having had sweets for awhile, I thought I would make this as a little treat.  It was quick to make and delicious.

1 1/2 cups sugar.                 3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup flour.                       1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa.                      3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt.                            1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
                                                    1/2 cup chocolate chips** (optional)
                                                    1-2 tsp instant coffee (optional)

Heat oven to 350.*  Grease 8 or 9" square pan and line with waxed or parchment paper.  Grease and lightly flour.  (8" pan results in brownies about 1" thick.  9" will be thinner and take a shorter time to bake.  Your choice)

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.  Spread into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until top appears dry.  Can be served with whipped or ice cream.

* To bake in muffin pans, heat to 375, use 1/4 C batter in each cup, and bake for 20-30 minutes.
**[We like Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips the best.]

From a Wondra can.
Wondra Brownies