Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Butterscotch Brownies

For the first time, I'm having to make lunch box desserts: no mess, no frosting needed. It's proving to be challenging, because I've been a big fan of cakes with wonderful frostings. But here's my latest offering, which got 4 thumbs up from Jeffrey and Ryan!


1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine the butter with the brown sugar, beat in the egg, and then beat in the rest of the ingredients. Spread into a greased 8" square pan and bake at 350F for about 25 minutes. See? Nearly as easy as cooking from a boxed mix! Thank you, Fannie Farmer (circa 1960).

And as you can see from my only photo, these were quite popular with the gents. This is what was left after lunches were packed and everyone had one for dessert. (Let's face it, the picture of an uncut brown blob in the pan wouldn't have been very exciting, anyway).


Channon said...

More good timing; the Knight just left. Otherwise, he'd be begging for me to whip some up between work, dinner and a meeting...

gMarie said...

Looks yummy! And it's not a brown blob - it's a light tan one ;) g

Pam said...

Great idea for boxed lunch treats. They look and sound tasty.

Sue said...

Brownies are always popular around here.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmm I love butterscotch so I will have that last piece please. Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE butterscotch!

Will e-mail Luby's rolls to you tonight!

Big Dude said...

The one thats left looks good - was that the bakers treat?

Nichole said...


grace said...

i make these a lot and i'll confess, i often burn the corners. we're talkin' rock hard. meh, a little round in the microwave and they're as good as new--the brownies are simply that good!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marjie,

Those Brownies look really yummy!

I thought I'll share with you that I won 1st prize for my Organic Spelt Bread in an Agricultural Show, also won 2nd prize for my handmade Cards.

I guessing that the weather has been getting colder while here it is getting hotter.

Really enjoy reading your Blog kept up the wonderful work and happy baking.

Kind regards,
Sabina xx (From Australia)