Classic Brownies – and a KitchenAid Christmas Favorites Giveaway!

Classic Brownies from PasstheSushi.com
Today is double awesome! I have teamed up with 19 other bloggers, hosted by Karyn of Dieter’s Downfall and Pint Sized Baker, and we are hosting a HUGE holiday favorites giveaway. There’s like a billion prizes to be one (ok, 20, including the grand prize) but that’s still kind of crazy, right?!

Let’s kick things off with some holiday brownies. A classic recipe. Nothing fancy, no layers, no stuffing, no hidden candy surprises. Just a classic down home brownie. Because sometimes that’s all you need.

Classic Brownies from PasstheSushi.com

Classic Brownies

Classic Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 6 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teas baking powder
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teas vanilla

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8? baking dish with parchment paper and grease.

For the brownies, melt the shortening and butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the cocoa. Set aside to cool.

In the bowl of your mixer, beat the eggs until pale yellow. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the cooled chocolate mix and vanilla. Mix until combined, scraping down sides as needed.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour into the egg chocolate mixture in three batches, mixing to combine. Scrape down the sides as needed and stir nonce more. Fold in the pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool.

For the frosting, whisk the cocoa into the melted butter. Add the confectioners’ sugar in small batches and whisk to combine. Add the vanilla and add more confectioners’s sugar as needed. Spread over brownies and let set before cutting into squares and serving.

Adapted From

http://passthesushi.com/classic-brownies-and-a-kitchenaid-christmas-favorites-giveaway/


Classic Brownies from PasstheSushi.com

Brownies

 

Brownie Baking Essentials Giveaway!

 

 

Winner for the essential brownie kit will be chosen at random from the comments section! Mainly because I’m not sure if there was supposed to be a button for this part of the giveaway ;D

Not only are we all giving away our favorites, but check out this sweet mother of all grand prizes.  Enter the giveaway by visiting all the blogs listed and decoding the Secret Holiday Message!

 

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My secret word is I’M… Record this word I’M and head on over to Hoopla Palooza for the next word in the scavenger hunt! When you visit all 19 blogs, you’ll have to put the words in order to decode the Secret Holiday Message and enter to WIN this KitchenAid Professional Mixer!

 


Giveaway entries run now through December 15th 2013. Make sure to hunt out all of the words in the scavenger hunt to enter to win as much as possible!
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Comments

  1. These brownies look awesome. I want to eat that frosting on its own. And such a fun giveaway, I love the word scavenger hunt idea!

  2. Maybe I need to put on my GoPro as I go hopping around different blogs? Or, I could just put up my slippered feet and munch on a brownie (or two).

  3. Those brownies look so good. Yummy. Love finding your site during this scavenger hunt.

  4. Lisamarie Jenssen says:

    What a nice giveaway, you all are in the Christmas spirit for sure. Oh, and I would love to win!

  5. I love brownies!

  6. Sounds like a great giveaway! Kitchenaid is my favorite!

  7. Sorry, but there’s just nothing better than brownies! YUM!

  8. Maritza Baez says:

    I would make my cake batters with it, it will ease my job.. Good luck to all..

  9. Lots of bread!

  10. I would whip up a batch of these delicious brownies you posted! Thanks!

  11. I would make these delicious brownies for my family! I love brownies!!

  12. hot diggety dang these brownies look deeelish! i have 99 million brownie recipes and none are for the basic recipe so this one’s definitely a keeper! it’s been fun doing this giveaway with you Kita! and your pics? GORG!!! :>D

  13. Those brownies look delicious!

  14. Brownies!

  15. These look so delicious and adorable! I can’t wait to try and make them later. Another recipe to add to my “to do” recipe list!

  16. Lots and lots of bread

  17. Elizabeth Moreno says:

    I would like to make frostings, cakes, cookies you name it! My dream is to win this beautiful appliance. I’ve been trying to save up for one but something always comes up lol. Praying to win this!

  18. Kim Lechner says:

    Love making brownies :) Do I need to do anything else to enter the Brownie Baking Essentials Giveaway, would love to try those brownies.

  19. Debbie Jennings says:

    A Scavenger Hunt….how fun!

  20. Brandi Bryant says:

    I would make a big batch of these yummy looking brownies in that beautiful mixer. Then I would make cookies, cupcakes, and other goodies. Thanks for this recipe and awesome giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  21. toshia still says:

    I would make cakes and cake pops for the less fortunate children on their birthday so that they can enjoy their day and see how it feels to be able to have a cake to celebrate their birthday

  22. i’d love a brownie right now

  23. Those brownies look delicious!

  24. Katie Olexa says:

    These brownies look amazing! Love your styling as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I’d make cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it!

  26. Shanna Uptergrove says:

    Not sure where to enter for YOUR prize!! It looks amazing, I’d love to bake some brownies for my family- except I don’t have an 8×8 pan.. hint hint :)

    • You know… that’s a good question. I shall email the ring leader of this shindig and find out how exactly we are managing that (though my guess is a random winner from the comments :D

  27. Brownies – an absolute favorite in our household!

  28. Ericka Perez-Bermudez says:

    I love brownies!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

  29. Your recipe looks amazing. I am definitely trying that soon. I don’t see how to enter your individual giveaway though.

  30. Kita, I love your nummy-nummies. Here’s hoping I win the mixer!

  31. So glad I went on this Scavenger Hunt and found you! Love your site!

  32. Brandi Bryant says:

    I would love to taste some brownies and make some brownies. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  33. I would make cookies!

  34. Your photography is beautiful!!! :)

  35. Love me some Brownies!

  36. Alejandra says:

    The brownies look good. Can’t wait to try this recipe ;)

  37. Sherri Lindsey says:

    Those brownies look DELISH! Thanks for all that you do!

  38. Wow! Now those look like yummy brownies!

  39. I would love to win this so I can make bigger batches of royal icing and other goodies as well.

  40. Lacey Newman says:

    Those brownies look delish!

  41. I’d love to win the brownies.

  42. Angel food cake.

  43. This is fun!

  44. your brownies look so yummy!

  45. Nothing beats a good chewy brownie! Thanks for the opportunity!

  46. I would love to try make lots of different cakes…
    specially “Tres Leches” I LOVE it!!!

  47. It’s so true that sometimes the best things are basic. When I was pondering up cupcakes last night I had all kinds of ideas in my head. But I decided to put the brakes on and stick to something a bit simpler. As for what I would make in that beauty, I’m thinking a large batch of snickerdoodle blondies.

  48. Ohmygosh I love brownies and I could devour a whole pan of these!

  49. I would make sugar cookies

  50. Cindi Jones says:

    The brownies look delicious! Going to try this recipe. :)

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