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Buttermilk Brownies with Rich Chocolate Frosting

Servings: Approximately 2 dozen 3-inch brownies
For The Brownies:
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs

For the Rich Chocolate Frosting:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 16-ounce box confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

To Make The Brownies:
Combine water and oil in small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine flour, sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Add hot water mixture and stir well. Combine buttermilk and baking soda; stir until soda dissolves. Add buttermilk mixture and eggs to batter; mix well. Stir in chopped nuts if using.

Spoon into a greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.

Frost brownies with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting while warm. Cool and cut into 24 squares.

To Make The Frosting: Combine butter (or margarine), buttermilk, and cocoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla, blend until smooth.

Makes 2 dozen, three inch size brownies.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: September 11 2002