If you're just joining me today for the first time, my blog has been a road trip week to Carteret County located on the Southern Outer Banks of NC. On Monday, I showed you around the lovely and quaint town of Beaufort, NC which was our home base for Mr. Piggybanks' 45th birthday and a family wedding.
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup Mazola oil
6 tablespoons of cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
5 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons water
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix butter and oil; add cocoa and water
Mix dry ingredients and butter mixture, will be thick.
Stir until blended, add eggs and buttermilk and stir until smooth.
Pour into ungreased 9 X13-inch pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Last 5 minutes of baking, mix frosting ingredients together and spread on hot brownies once out of oven, sprinkle with nuts if you like.
Yield: 32 to 40 small squares.
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Beaufort and Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina then visit http://www.crystalcoastnc.org/
There is a a great store in Beaufort called the Scuttlebutt that sells numerous cookbooks from the area including the one I own. They say they even ship. If you can't buy one in person then getting one in the mail will be great, too.
Don't forget to enter my give-away for a Thirty-One Thermal Tote.
This blog post has all the details.
A winner will be announced on May 26, 2011
If you refer a friend to the blog's Facebook page then you can earn extra entries.