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Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies {Cooking Through My Collection}

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies_

Today’s recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection series is a simple, old fashioned type dessert. The recipe is called Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies and it comes from the cookbook Grandma’s Great Desserts. (Affiliate link)

This cookbook was published by Taste of Home about 20 years ago and it is one of my most used cookbooks. My sisters and I have used many recipes from this cookbook over the years. It is no longer available, but if you ever see this cookbook used for a good price, buy it.

Most of the recipes in this book are simple old fahsioned recipes that use everyday pantry ingredients. They really are the type of recipes our grandmothers used to make. Those are the kind of recipes that I love because they are basic recipes that use basic ingredients.

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies

The recipe I am sharing today from the cookbook is called buttermilk brownies. When I made it I was expecting it be brownie like. Rich and fudgy. What it ended up being was more of a sheet cake. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it was delicious. The result just didn’t quite match the title.

I think this might be a case of what we call brownies today may not be the same thing as what they called brownies 50+ years ago. Today when we think of brownies we think of something similar to what you get from a box. Back then I am guessing brownies meant something a little different from what we know them as today.

Part of what made these brownies more cake like to me was the frosting. Most brownies today don’t have a frosting. I think we may need to change that though because frosting makes everything better. Or at least most things. Especially when it is a cooked sheet cake type frosting.

The texture of this was also a bit more cake or sheet cake like, but no matter what you call these they are delicious.

To make these gluten free I just used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour.  That is an Amazon affiliate link, but I buy it at Sprouts or the health food store.  It is my favorite gluten free flour blend. It has worked in pretty much everything I have tried it in and it works great in these.

Now for the Chocolate Buttermilk Brownie recipe.

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies__

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  1. I wonder if these brownies are similar to Texas chocolate sheet cake? I have some buttermilk waiting to be used up so I am very temped to try these 🙂 I really enjoy the Cooking Through Your Collection posts. I am hoping to run across some of these great looking cookbooks at garage sales soon!

    • Yes, these are very much like a Texas sheet cake. Maybe it is a regional thing and in some areas they call them brownies not Texas sheet cake, but yes it is basically the same. And I am glad that you enjoy this series. I have really enjoyed doing it.

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