Friday, January 23, 2009

butterscotch brownies

Is there any aroma so comforting as brownies in the oven? These are one of Sally's favorite "welcome home from school" treats. The recipe I use is Betty Crocker's. You probably have it. But just in case:

1/4 butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup Flour (I use Gold Medal)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350. Melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in sugar until blended; cool. Stir in egg. Stir flour, baking powder, salt together. Blend into butter mixture. Mix in vanilla and walnuts. Spread in well-greased 8x8x2" sq. pan. Bake 25 min. Do not overbake! Cut in bars while warm. Makes 18 bars about 2 1/2 x 1". Just big enough so as not to spoil their suppers!