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APPLE CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 35minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Skill Level: Easy
Kitchen Appliance: Oven

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter room temperature (1 Stick Butter or 4 ounces)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (you can omit if you used salted butter)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons powdered sugar (to sprinkle on cake before serving)

1 cup Cinnamon Apple Filling Directions

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F
Grease 9″ x 9 cake pan with vegetable oil and flour
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the water make sure it is at room temperature. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix all together beating well.
Spread a layer of the batter evenly into the pan. (use 3/4 of the batter)
Spread the cinnamon apple fillings on top of the batter. Spread the left over batter on top of filling.

Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Test with tooth pick at 30 minutes
Remove from oven cool on rack for at least 30 minutes
Cut the length of cake and then cut your cake into 12 squares

Make a powder sugar glaze or lightly sprinkle powder sugar over top right before serving.

Danish Pastry Filled with Jams


Prep Time:  50 minutes
Cook Time: 16 to 18 minutes
Total Time: 3 + hours
Yield: 24 to 36 servings
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Kitchen Appliance: Oven, Bread Machine or Stand Mixer

danish-pastry

DANISH PASTRIES

Ingredients

Dough

2 cups (454g) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
5 1/2 cups (659g) Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
4 teaspoons instant yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, if you use salted butter, reduce this to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, optional; for traditional flavor
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup (227g) cold milk
1/3 to 1/2 cup (76g to 113g) lukewarm water*
2 large eggs
*Use the greater amount in winter, or in a dry climate; the lesser amount in summer, or when it’s humid out.

Cheese filling

1/2 cup (113g) cream cheese
1/2 cup (113g) cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons (35g) granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Fruit filling

about 1 to 1 1/4 cups (298g to 369g) jam, preserves, or canned fruit pie filling

Cinnamon Sugar Nut Filling

About 1 stick butter, 3 tablespoons cinnamon, and 1/2 cup Sugar. blend together

Egg Wash

1 large egg white, beaten lightly with 1 tablespoon cold water

Glaze

1 1/2 cups (170g) confectioners’ sugar or glazing sugar
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons (28g to 35g) water or milk, enough to make a “drizzlable” glaze
pinch of salt

crushed nuts, optional; to garnish

Instructions

Begin by cutting 1/4″ butter off the end of each of the 4 sticks in the pound; you’ll have about 2 tablespoons butter. Set them (and the remaining butter) aside. You’ll be using the 2 tablespoons butter immediately, but won’t need the remaining butter until after you’ve made the dough.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and cardamom. Add the 2 tablespoons cold butter, working it in with your fingers until no large lumps remain. This step coats the flour a bit with fat, making the pastry a tiny bit more tender.
Add the vanilla, milk, water, and eggs. Mix and knead to make a cohesive, but quite sticky dough. This is easily done in a bread machine set on the dough cycle; or in a mixer. If you use a mixer, the dough won’t completely clean the bowl; it’ll probably leave a narrow ring around the side, and stick at the bottom.
Scrape the dough into a ball, and transfer it to a floured work surface. Cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rest for 10 minutes while you prepare the butter.

Cut each stick of butter in half lengthwise, to make 8 long rectangles. On a piece of floured parchment or plastic wrap, line up 4 of the butter pieces side by side, to form a rectangle. Sprinkle lightly with flour, and cover with another piece of parchment or plastic wrap.
Gently pound and roll the butter until it’s about 6″ x 9″. The pieces may or may not meld together. If they do, great, they’ll be easier to work with. If not, though, that’s OK; don’t stress about it.
Repeat with the remaining 4 pieces of butter. You should now have two butter rectangles, about 6″ x 9″ each.

Roll the dough into a rectangle about 12″ wide and 24″ long. Don’t worry about being ultra-precise; this is just a guide, though you should try to get fairly close.
Place one of the butter pieces onto the center third of the dough. Fold one side over the butter to cover it. Place the other butter piece atop the folded-over dough, and fold the remaining dough up over it.

You now have a rectangular “packet” of dough-enclosed butter. Pinch the open ends and side closed as best you can.

Turn the dough 90°, so a 12″ side is closest to you.

Roll the dough into a 10″ x 24″ rectangle (approximately). Fold each side into the center; then fold one side over the other to make a rectangular packet about 6″ x 10″.Dust the surface of the dough with flour, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Remove the dough from the fridge, and again roll it into a rectangle about 10″ x 24″. Fold it into a packet as you did in the last step ; it’ll be about 7″ x 12″.

Roll one final time, fold into a packet, and flour the dough lightly. Wrap loosely (but completely) in plastic, and chill it for 2 hours, or up to 16 hours; we prefer the longer refrigeration, as it gives the dough a chance to relax and rise.

Before shaping the pastries, select your filling(s). We like to use a variety. Either of the filling suggestions in this recipe make enough to fill all the pastries; so if you want to mix and match, make a half-recipe of the cheese filling, and use only half the amount of fruit filling called for.
To make the cheese filling, combine all of the ingredients, stirring until smooth. For the smoothest filling, process in a food processor.
When you’re ready to make pastries, remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap it, and cut off one-third.

You’ll work with this piece first; return the remainder to the fridge.
Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball, then flatten the balls into 3″ to 3 1/2″ rounds, making the center thinner than the edges. You want to build up a slight wall of dough all around the circumference; this will help hold the filling. Place the rounds on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet.
Working with one-half of the remaining dough at a time, repeat the process; you’ll finish with three baking sheets, each with 12 dough rounds.

Cover the Danish lightly with greased plastic wrap, and let them rise for about 1 hour; they’ll become slightly puffy. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 400°F.

Use your fingers to press the centers of the dough rounds as flat as possible, leaving the “sidewalls” puffed. Spoon a slightly heaping measuring teaspoon of filling into the well of each round.
Brush the exposed edges of pastry with the egg/water topping; this will create a satiny, golden crust.
Bake the pastries for 15 to 18 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and transfer to a rack. Glaze and serve immediately; or wait until they cool, then glaze.

To make the glaze, here it is:
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar or glazing sugar
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons water or milk, enough to make a “drizzlable” glaze
pinch of salt
Whisk everything together. Drizzle over the pastries.
Drizzle the glaze atop the pastries. Sprinkle with crushed nuts, if desired.

SUBTITUTIONS

YEAST… Yes you can substitute them for each other: Active dry yeast and instant yeast can generally be used interchangeably, one-for-one (although active dry yeast may be slower to rise). So if a recipe calls for instant yeast and active dry yeast is used instead, you may want to consider adding an extra 10 to 15 minutes for the rise time.
Yes you can use salted butter instead of unsalted. If you choose to use salted butter, cut back the salt in the following recipe to 1 1/2 teaspoons.

You may want to know why?

Why all the rolling and folding? That’s what gives Danish pastry its flaky layers. Each time you roll, fold, and roll again, you’re creating more and thinner layers of butter — 128 layers, if you do the four “turns” indicated in the directions.
Why unsalted Butter? Because salt is sometimes used by unscrupulous butter manufacturers (though not our friends at Cabot or Land O’Lakes, certainly) to mask “off” flavors. So salted butter can have a longer sell-by date, and can stay in the refrigerator case at the supermarket longer than unsalted. We prefer our butter as fresh as possible. Also, using unsalted butter allows you to add as much (or little) salt as you need.

 

 

Dried Apricot Jam Low Sugar


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Prep Time: 90 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 100 minutes
Yield: 20 servings +
Skill Level: Super Easy
Kitchen Appliance: Stove, Blender or Food Processor

 

Made with dried apricots, low sugar and no pectin!!!

 

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Apricot Jam

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Apricots (Dried)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the apricots and water in a small sauce pan
  • Bring to boil
  • Reduce heat to medium, cook for 30 minutes
  • Add sugar and cook for 20 more minutes on low.
  • Remove from heat let cool for 10 minutes
  • Put mixture in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Place in containers and refrigerate.
  • Will last for 7 to 10 days in refrigerator. You can freeze smaller portions and remove as needed.

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Torta De Cielo (Mexican Almond Cake)


BY: Hungry Couple

Description

A traditional Mexican cake. Tasty almond flavor. Great for any occasion.

  • Experience Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1-¼ cup Almonds
  • 13 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Confectioners Sugar, For Dusting

Preparation

Line the bottom of a 9″ cake round or spring-form pan with parchment paper and spray the paper and the sides of the pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place the almonds in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are the consistency of coarse meal.

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and extracts. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together the salt, baking powder and flour, then add it into the butter mixture and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the almond meal and pour the batter into the cake pan.

Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for approximately 40 minutes (begin checking at 30 minutes) until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool before removing it from the cake pan. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar and serve.

Try serving a scoop of Mocha or Chocolate Fudge ice cream along side a slice of Torta De Cielo.

Enjoy!!! Bon Appetit

Prune Pastry by Cooking is Therapy


Prune Danish

BY: Cooking Is Therapy

Check the website for complete recipe and pictures.

      At one time I had the good fortune to live near a remarkable Jewish Bakery. They created the most eye catching flavorful desserts I had ever seen or tasted. When I moved out of the area and realized I no longer had access to some of my favorites; I decided it was time to start creating my own.       One of these fabulous treats was Prune Danish. Now many people just are not into prunes always seeing them as simply a source of fiber for regularity. However, their flavor complements the flaky pastry crust that surrounds them. Prunes are NOT just for fiber any more!      And so let me entice you to try making what you see above and enjoying the aroma and flavor of your own freshly baked Prune Danish!
      Below are two versions you may follow. The Puff Pastry and Lekvar Prune Butter are what yielded the photo above. BUT you can also create your own prune filling and use a softer pastry as will be detailed in what follows. Mix, match and try what you will as they will still taste great.
 Let us begin with the Puff pastry:
2 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup cold tap (or bottled) water
1 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp Cardamom (ground)

Measure the water, add the salt and vanilla, stir to dissolve and set aside.
Cut up butter into small size chunks ( I cut 1/2 inch pats then split those into four)
Place flour and cardamom into bowl of food processor with METAL blade (not dough blade)
Add about 1/2 stick’s worth of the cut up butter and pulse 12 times for one second each
Add remaining butter and long pulse twice to incorporate (5 seconds each)
Add water and pulse three or four times until dough forms a rough ball.
Flour your work surface (I use a large wooden pastry board) and scrape dough out of processor onto the floured surface. 
Shape dough into a rough rectangle and place between two LARGE sheets of plastic wrap (OR you could use waxed paper).
Roll dough into a 12X18 inch rectangle
Peel away top plastic then invert dough onto floured work surface 
Peel away second plastic then fold dough in thirds on the width so as to end up with a 6X18 inch rectangle. Fold one side in then the other overlapping.
Roll up dough from a six inch side making sure the end is on the bottom.
Press dough into a a square, wrap in plastic and refrigerate one hour.

Pastry number two is a softer one:

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
3 sticks of butter (salted)
3 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp cardamom
1 tsp vanilla

Place 3 cups flour and 1/8 tsp cardamom into food processor with metal blade
Cut up butter into smaller chunks (cut 1/2 inch pats then cut each into 4)
Cut up Cream cheese into rough chunks as well
Add butter to processor and pulse until four and butter combine roughly
Add cream cheese and vanilla and pulse until the dough comes together
CAREFULLY remove from processor and work with your hands into a ball
Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap then into the fridge for one hour.

Those are the two dough options. Both taste good.

As to the prune filling – well I really like the Simon Fischer Lekvar Prune Butter in the18oz jar. I have bought it on Amazon. It is Natural and tastes really good. I have even spread it on English muffins for breakfast. They sell the jars as a pack of 6 which is okay as they will last you a while. They also sell 17oz in a pack of 3 but you pay shipping so the six pack is a better value. Try this stuff it is REALLY good. I used to use the Solo Prune Filling in the can until my grocery store stopped carrying it. Now I realize they did me a favor as that one was nowhere near as good as Simon Fischer.

IF you feel REALLY ambitious and would rather make your own prune filling then here goes MY version.

2 cups pitted prunes
1/2 cup dark raisins
1 cup Brandy (or if you do not like using alcohol use boiling water)
3/4 cup mild honey
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp grated Orange Peel (fresh grated or from the jar)
   (I use a Microplane to get very fine fresh orange and lemon peels. If you do not have one GET one – they are wonderful.)

Put prunes and raisins into a container or bowl and pour on brandy (or boiling water). Stir well and cover with container lid or plastic wrap. (Brandy gives a great flavor and the alcohol will cook out anyway).
Allow fruit to soak overnight 
Place softened fruit into food processor with metal blade
Add peel and salt and pulse three or four times
Add honey and run processor until well mixed and smooth
Do not worry if mixture seems thin as you are going to refrigerate this overnight and it will firm up at that time. 

Notice I do NOT cook the prunes as do many recipes. I do not like the taste or texture. The alcohol in the Brandy really plumps and tenderizes the fruit. Boiling water will do okay but not as good as Brandy!

NOW whichever dough you have made you will cut into four equal parts. That is if you like your    Danish LARGE with lots of filling – as I DO! If you want smaller ones then by all means divide further. The techniques are the same regardless so YOU decide.

For the Puff Pastry roll each part of dough on Floured surface until you have a 6″X6″ square.
     (That is for the four LARGE size as shown above)
For the soft pastry instead of flour you will coat your work surface with a mixture of 1 cup  confectioners sugar and 1 cu granulated sugar. Mix them up together and use like flour on work surface to roll out dough.

Puff Pastry:

For the two front danish in the photo which are the standard looking type, look at the 6X6 square from one point so you see what is like a diamond shape. I use a Tablespoon and a teaspoon to load the filling down the center of the diamond leaving an inch at either “tip”. I use quite a bit of prune in each because I like it that way and the bakery I once frequented did the same.
NOW you will fold the two SIDE tips inwards so they overlap over the prune filling (just like you see in the photo above.) Also curl up the other two end points making a sort of ridge which will help keep any filling from running out. This is for the standard look.
Use a large flat spatula to lift the danish from the work surface on to your baking sheet.
 I use a standard cookie sheet which is lined with a Silpat. You can buy Silpat (or silicone) liners on Amazon OR when they have them Costco sells a set for a LOT cheaper. I always have TWO silpat    lined cookie sheets for when I make cookies.

The other fancier danish starts out the same with the square but now you look at it AS a square and load the filling down the center leaving an inch at either end. 
Next you will use a sharp knife to slice the dough into strips coming no closer to the filling than a half inch.
Like a lattice you will fold first one “flap” then its opposing over the filling so they overlap.
Just look at the picture above and you can see what I am trying to describe. I like the look of these for some reason.    

Check out these great recipes by Cooking is Therapy

Soft Pastry:

 Use the “square/diamond” instructions above only coat your surface with the mix of    confectioners and granulated sugars. I would NOT try the overlapping strips with this softer dough. You might end up with a mess.
In both cases place cookie sheet with pastries into the fridge while the oven preheats to 350.
 Before placing in oven either spray top surface of pastries LIGHTLY with PAM (and please use the original as it has the best taste) OR separate out an egg white and whip it up with a whisk until it is more liquid. Brush this on the tops of the pastries if you wish. I prefer the PAM as I do not like the added egg taste. 
Start out setting your timer at fifteen minutes and then check every five minutes after that until  pastry is golden brown as above. 
DO NOT leave and do NOT forget to check. Every oven is different and there is no way to be exact with timing. Just go by smell and sight to judge when these are done. 

Remove from oven leave ten minutes then transfer to cooling racks. Enjoy!

So there it is, another great recipe for the use of healthy prunes.

Enjoy!!! Bon Appetit

1-2-3 Easy Blueberry Cake, “The BomB”…


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This is as easy as 1-2-3. Delicious moist and very tasty. It’s actually “To Die For”.

  • Prep   15 minutes
  • Cook   30 minutes
  • Ready In   45 minutes

“This is a delicious and easy blueberry cake to make with things that are usually on hand. My Aunt passed this down to me. I have made it with the glaze topping which makes this cake the “bomb”.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or more to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish or bundt pan.

Sift 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract and lemon zest; mix into a semi-thick batter.

Toss blueberries with about 2 teaspoons flour in a separate bowl; fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

These are your Last Step’s and Options:

*Brush melted butter on top of cake and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons sugar,  Continue to bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 5 to 10 more minutes.

OR

Omit the sugar topping and continue cooking 28 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Apply Glaze after cake has cooled..
Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons + Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (not to thick and not to thin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon + Fresh lemon zest (Stir in after mixing)

Mix together until super creamy. Actually I like to use my whip to make it creamier.

Drizzle over the entire cake with a spoon. It’s The “BomB”

Bon Appetite’

Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe


Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Blueberry Muffin’s

PREP 10min   COOK 20mins   TOTAL 30mins

Makes 8 large, big-topped muffins / 10 standard muffins / 20-22 mini muffins

All you need is one bowl. This recipe is so easy when we’re in the mood for something other than cereal, we’ll skip pancakes and make these for breakfast instead.

Since most standard muffin tins have 12 muffin cups, if you plan on making the larger muffins, we recommend adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the empty cups. This way the cups with water will heat up at the same rate as the cups with muffin batter, helping the muffins cook evenly.

You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) neutral flavored oil; canola, vegetable and grape seed are great
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup (80 ml – 120 ml) milk; dairy and non-dairy both work
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries; see note below about frozen berries (about 1 cup)

Directions

Prepare Oven and Muffin Cups

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

For big-topped muffins, line 8 standard-size muffin cups with paper liners. For standard-size muffins line 10 muffin cups. Fill the remaining cups with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help the muffins bake evenly.

  •  Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add oil to a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup. Add the egg then fill the jug to the 1-cup line with milk (1/3 to 1/2 cup milk). Add vanilla and whisk to combine.
  • Add milk mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be quite thick — see note below for more details). Fold in the blueberries.
  • Divide the batter between muffin cups. (If making big-topped muffins, the batter will come to the tops of the paper liners). Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin.
  • Bake muffins 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out with crumbs, not wet batter. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • After muffins have cooled, place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. To freeze, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Tips

You can make these with fresh or frozen blueberries – if you use frozen, do not thaw the blueberries.

For mini muffins, the baking time will be less — keep an eye on them while they bake and expect them to require 9 to 11 minutes.

Batter Thickness: The batter should be thick and “scoopable” — not runny and not dry or extra thick like dough. If the batter is too runny, add flour, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency. If batter is dry or too thick, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency.

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Chewy Gooey Brownies…


Chewy Gooey Brownies…

This is a wonderful recipe for more Holiday goodness

Fresh Baked Brownies with a scoop of Organic Vanilla Ice Cream.. Baking Cookies 101..

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INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

 

 

Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

To Make Frosting:

  • Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

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