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Texas Brownies

Author/Submitted by: Joel Ehrlich <Joel.Ehrlich@SALATA.COM>
Servings: 48
Categories: Brownies / Desserts

1  Tsp  Vanilla
2  Cups  All Purpose Flour
2  Cups  Granulated Sugar
1/2  Cup  Butter
1/2  Cup  Shortening
1  Cup  Strong Brewed Coffee
1/4  Cup  Dark, Unsweetened Cocoa
1/2  Cup  Buttermilk
1  Tsp  Baking Soda
1/2  Cup  Butter
2  Tbls  Dark Cocoa
1/4  Cup  Whole Milk
3 1/2  Cups  Unsifted Powdered Sugar
1  Tsp  Vanilla

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Combine the butter, shortening, coffee and cocoa in a heavy saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, to boiling. Pour the boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix thoroughly at high speed with an electric mixer. Pour into a well buttered (17 1/2"x11") jelly roll pan. Bake until the brownies test done in the center (about 20 minutes). Prepare the frosting while the brownies bake. Combine the butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, to boiling. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until until smooth. Pour the warm frosting over the brownies. Spread. Cool. Cut into bars

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