Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies were a favourite at my house growing up.
My Mom made them often because my Dad loved them, and still loves them.
The recipe was passed down from his kind, sweet Grandmother Inez.
She lived to be 94 years old and was  married  for almost 75 years to my great-grandfather Rupert.
They raised 11 children in a dear little house that still stands to this day, although they passed away in the mid-1970's.
When I was growing up, my Mom made Cherry Brownies with a very thin cherry-flavoured icing.
 I have taken a few liberties with the recipe to update them for  a bit more of a gourmet coffee shop  look.
 {I also changed the name from Cherry Squares to Cherry an older sister of the original recipe.}
I have adapted the recipe to fit today's tastes... a thicker square, thicker icing and chocolate drizzle and cherry on top  to make them look ever more pur-ty.
And they taste divine....moist and cherry sweet and delish.
You will not be disappointed with this very easy recipe!

 Cherry Brownies
{makes 16 squares in 8x8 pan}

1.5 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup chopped red cherries

Favourite frosting, tinted pink if desired.
Melted chocolate for drizzling.
Cherries with stems.

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. Stir together flour and baking powder. Add into butter & sugar mixture.  Mix until blended.
4. Add  chopped cherries.
5. Pour into greased 8x8 baking pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. {The top of the squares will look very brown when done, but will taste just fine!}
7. Let cool. Then frost with favorite icing tinted pink. Flavour icing with a little cherry juice from the jar of cherries if desired.
8. When icing has set, drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired. Let chocolate set.
9. Cut & remove from pan. Add cherries to slices just before serving

These would be perfect to make as a treat for neighbours or friends for Valentine's Day... or even for your adorable people at home.

Thank you Great Grammie Inez for such an amazing recipe that we are still enjoying!
Your Great Granddaughter Angie
And these fun boards on Pinterest:

This post is linked to:
The Party Bunch Sugarbee Crafts, Time To Sparkle, What's Cooking With Ruthie, Tip Me Tuesday, Block Party, Monday FundayTime To Sparkle,

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