Brownies with Pecans and Craisins

I’m back to Grandma O’s recipe box. Now I have to admit to a couple of changes. Grandma probably never heard of a craisin. Her recipe called for golden raisins. I’m sure that would be equally good, but both G and I love the tangy bite of the craisins. Also, C the MP does not like walnuts and that’s what the recipe called for, so pecans it is.

Brownies are so easy. We have another tradition that S the Corgi lover started. She took brownies out to our mailman one day and he’s never let us forget it. He’s even accosted us on the ferry. Yes, there’s already a plate of brownies out in the mailbox.

This recipe makes an 8 by 8 pan so I always double it.

Melt together over hot water 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces) and 1/3 cup shortening (I use the microwave)

Beat in 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs.

Sift together and stir in 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mix in 1/2 cup broken walnuts and 1/2 cup golden raisins.

Spread in a well greased 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

  • From the Recipe Box:

Sometimes the recipe sounds old fashioned, so I’ll change up the wording a bit.

and remember: Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. Big kiss, Lynn

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