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Buttermilk Brownies

2 cups of flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/3 cup cocoa powder, the unsweetened cooking cocoa
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch cake pan.

In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
Combine the butter, water and cocoa powder in a medium size sauce pan; heat just to boiling, stirring constantly.
Add this mixture to the flour mixture beating with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour batter (which will be thin) into the prepared pan.

Bake for 35 minutes or until tested done using a toothpick inserted in the middle. Cool; cut into bars.

Comments: I like the flavor of cinnamon in chocolate so I normally add a little more cinnamon. Also you can add chopped nuts to the batter. Brownies can be served as is or you can shake powder sugar over top. You can frost them with a chocolate glaze and sprinkle chopped nuts over glaze.

Sherrill in warm, very dry San Antonio. If we don't get rain soon, I am afraid it will be another spring without our beautiful bluebonnets.
Sherrill in San Antonio

* Powdered buttermilk does not have to be mixed separately. I just add the powder with my flour and the water with the my other liquids and let it mix in the batter.
Nancy Rogers