Sunday, September 9, 2012

Butterscotch Brownies: Something Sweet for the New Year

I was invited for a Shabbat meal at the Lenskys. They served his mother's recipe. Rarely do I ask for a recipe, but I had to get this one. It is heavenly and so easy to make! No mixer needed.

¼ c (½ c) margarine or butter (see blog on margarine/shortening)
1 c (2 c) firmly packed brown sugar
1 (2) egg
¾ c (1½) flour
1 tsp (2 tsp) baking powder
½ tsp (1 tsp) salt
½ tsp (1 tsp) vanilla
½ c (1 c) chopped nuts (optional)

  1. Melt margarine (in microwave or double-boiler). Remove from heat and blend in brown sugar.
  2. Stir in egg.
  3. Add flour with baking powder and salt.
  4. Add vanilla and nuts.
  5. Spread in greased 8 x 8 pan.
  6. Bake at 350 F (180 C)  for 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool and cut. Use a toothpick to ensure that it is ready.

You can double the recipe and bake it in a 9" x 13" pan. Doubled amounts appear above in parentheses to make is easier for you. Bake a little longer.

These brownies go so quickly that I always make a double batch.

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, SWEET New Year!
L & C