Lately as I see the school supplies for sale I have been reminded of my own back to school days. One of my favorite things about my all girls high school was the food. Everything was made by a few lunch ladies everyday, we had hot food and cold food and fresh cookies and brownies.
I have dreamed about those brownies for many years and have searched for a recipe to replicate them. Although these are not exactly the same they are delicious!
Lunch Lady Brownies
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the melted butter and cocoa powder, blend until smooth. Then add the flour and sugar and mix until combined. Then add the eggs and vanilla, mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let brownies cool for 15 minutes then spread with frosting. You want the Brownies warm when you frost them.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined and smooth. Pour over warm brownies and smooth out. Let brownies cool before slicing.
Rich, fudge brownies with a layer of fudge frosting. The perfect combination if you ask me. And I am sure that your kids would agree a special treat for back to school!
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