Friday, February 22, 2013


Do you need some yummy brownies this weekend?  Maybe some extra chocolate energy needs to come your way.  The truth of the matter is that many people buy those expensive box mixes and brownies are so easy - we are talking about flour, eggs, cocoa, sugar and butter.  You can do this!

I have the same lilies I have been keeping for 2 weeks.  I have realized that as long as you cut off the "overly ripe" ones - the unopened ones keep opening.  It seems to me, lilies are a better value when you are perusing the flower stall at the market.

And now on to the brownies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour a 9 x 12 pan

Brownie Ingredients: 2 sticks of butter, 6 Tb cocoa, 2 cups of sugar, 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups flour, dash of salt, 2 Tb milk and 1 cup chopped walnuts.

Icing ingredients:  1/2 stick of butter, 4 Tb milk, 2 cups confectioners sugar, 3 Tb cocoa and 1/2 cup of walnuts to sprinkle on top at the end.  Cut when totally cool for best results.  We can never wait that long!

Melt the butter and the cocoa and mix with all other ingredients in a large bowl.  Spread evenly in pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.  Let cool...make the icing by melting the butter and cocoa in a saucepan on the stove on medium, - add confectioners sugar and milk till creamy.  Spread on top and sprinkle nuts!

I will be linking to:  The Rose Garden in Malevik

Have a great weekend....I'm guessing you aren't like to 
Dowager who asked:
"What is a weekend?"


ellen b. said...

Flowers and brownies. A good combination to me...

Tanya Rachelle said...

Brownies sound good! I think I am going to need to make these today! I think it's a brownie kind of day.

My Cottage Diary said...

Hi Bernideen! I love seeing the quotes from the Dowager! She's such a hoot, and who could possibly play her better than Maggie Smith?! Pity there are 10 months until we can see what's next for Downton. Have a wonderful weekend! Bess

Pam said...

It all looks great to me. Flowers and brownies! Your flowers are gorgeous. The Dowager is one of a kind, love her sassy tongue! Esp. her remark at Ethel's tea after Robert spouted off, “It did not seem appropriate to let the whole thing end in chaos.”

Michele said...

What a breath of freshness those flowers are = love them in this snowy madness we're dealing with...and as for brownies, how is that ever a bad plan?

Have a truly wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Good one! The Countess Dowager is a hoot:-D The brownies look marvelous and I know they're in my future:-D Have a lovely weekend and stay warm. Thank you for your sweet note and the recipe cards...what a treasure, XOXO

NanaDiana said...

Nothing better than brownies and flowers! Love it- Have a great weekend- xo Diana

Beth said...

Your flowers are beautiful - so springy! The brownies look great too.
Hugs, Beth

Maria Glazacheva said...

Oh quelles jolie fotos et j`adore le bouquet!!!
et aussi Je suis votre nouveaux membre!

Bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx