Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Irene's York Sensational Brownies


These are a cake-like brownie. For a more dense brownie, omit the baking powder and bake about 40-45 minutes.

Irene's York Sensational Brownies

1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
1 Tbls. vanilla extract
5 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
24 small Peppermint Patties, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 13"x9" pan; set aside.
In medium bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, till well incorporated. In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and blend well. Reserve 2 cups batter. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan. Arrange Peppermint Patties in single layer over batter, about half inch apart. Spread the remaining batter evenly over top. Bake 50-55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.
Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares. Makes about 36 brownies.

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