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There are certain things that I’ve been eating since childhood. They are recipes that were simple for my mom to whip up and made plenty for her family of 7. This is one of those family favorites. We call them buttermilk brownies and we are still in love after all these years! One thing my mom always told me was that when I needed something fast that fed a lot of people, this was the thing to make. There are no unusual ingredients, so I usually have everything in the house all the time. It only uses a pot and a whisk, so you don’t need big kitchen equipment. The biggest factor is that once you’ve done it a few times, it can be made start to finish in 30 min. That’s amazing!
I start by preheating the oven to 375 and getting out the 1/2 sheet pan, then separate the ingredients… butter, water and cocoa powder in the pan. This is my favorite kind of cocoa powder. I love that it’s fair trade, organic and affordable!