Tasty Tuesday – Homemade Brownies

Welcome to this week’s Tasty Tuesday post.  I wanted something chocolate this week and picked a recipe from a new cookbook I got up in Amish Country called “The Byler Chicks Cooking”.  I got my copy at Belmont Fabrics on Belmont Road in Lancaster County.  It is an Amish owned fabric shop that carries a nice selection of cookbooks, note cards, fabric, notions, and a bunch of other things.  A neat little place to check out if you are in the area.

This week’s recipe is called “Homemade Brownies”.  Perfect batch for the guys at work.


Homemade Brownies, Mrs. Eli (Edna) Petersheim, page 126

2 c. sugar

1 c. margaraine, melted

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 c. cocoa

1/8 tsp. salt

Combine sugar, margarine, eggs, and vanilla.  Beat well; then add flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt.  Pour into a greased 9″x13″ pan and bake at 325 degrees until done.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


These definitely hit the spot.  The pan full didn’t last long in the office.  Instead of using margarine, I used butter.  And I added about 3/4 cup of mini Reese’s pieces and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips to my batter.  Since I added those, I didn’t top them with powdered sugar.  Figured they’d be sweet enough.  I found it odd though that the Reese’s pieces lost their hard candy colored shell while baking.  I have never had that happen before.  I thought they’d add some fall color to the brownies, but all I saw were little peanut butter drops.  They still tasted really good though without the pretty color, and I am sure the color wouldn’t have mattered to my guys in the office anyway.


This is a cute little cookbook.  The cover is what caught my eye.  There are 229 pages full of recipes covering appetizers, dips, beverages, breakfast, breads & rolls, soups, vegetables, salads & dressings, meats, main dishes, desserts, cookies & bars, cakes & frostings, pies, candies & snacks, miscellaneous, and tips & hints.  Some recipes I haven’t seen in other cookbooks before either.

Hope you are enjoying your first week of fall.  I know I am.  It’s my favorite time of year.




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