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Rich Brownie Mix

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Servings: 48
Categories: Brownies / Chocolate / Desserts

4  c  Sugar
2  c  Flour
1 1/3  c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
2  ts  Baking powder
2  ts  Salt
1  c  Vegetable shortening

Put all ingredients except the shortening in a large bowl; use a spoon to mix until uniform. Cut in shortening using either a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture looks like chocolate cornmeal. Seal tightly in a plastic bag or jar, label and store at room temperature. Makes 8 cups of mix; enough for 4 pans of brownies TO USE: Put 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla or orange extract in a mixing bowl; beat slightly. Stir in 4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine which has been cooled. Lightly spoon 2 cupsof the mix into the mixing bowl; do not pack the mix when measuring. Beat well with a spoon to make a somewhat smooth batter; stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired. Spread into a greased and floured 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan then cut into squares. Recipe By : Make Your Own Groceries - Hartwig From: "Dax C. Davis" <dax@airmail.Net>date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 07:12:31 ~0500

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