Friday, September 16, 2011

Family Recipe Friday - Fudge Frosting for Brownies

As most of the family knows, the Glewwe family started a grocery store back in the early 1900's.  During their hey day in the 1940's they published a cookbook with favorites, not only of family and employees, but of residents from South St. Paul.  This is but one entry from this book.  I have to smile as the page that this recipe is written on is torn, faded, covered with vanilla stains, written over measurments, torn out and retaped pages.  I figure this one must be good.  It was submitted by Mabel (Mrs. Arnold) Erickson.  To the unsuspecting, Mabel is my great- great aunt, sister to my grandfather, Reuben Glewwe.

Fudge Frosting for Brownies
 1 c. brown sugar, packed
 3 tb. butter
 1/4 c. cream or top milk
   1 sq. chocolate     
  1/2 tsp. vanilla

 Mix ingredients together in a suce pan, boil 2 minutes over moderate heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, add vanilla.  Beat without cooling until thick enough to spread.  Will frost Brownies with a very thin layer.  If thicker layer of frosting is desired, use it all on one 8" pan of Brownies.  The other pan may be frosted by melting 1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips over hot, not boiling water, and spread on cooled Brownies.

It doesn't get any easier than this.

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