The Best Chocolate Brownie Ever, Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze and Oreo Delight

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By Andy Bedwell

This week let’s bake some goodies. I want to begin with the Best Chocolate Brownie recipe ever.

The Best Chocolate Brownie Ever

1 ½ cups self-rising flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup Crisco oil

4 eggs, beaten

8 tablespoons cocoa

1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring

1 cup chopped pecans

Sift flour, sugar and cocoa together. You will not have any holes or lumps in the batter if you sift. Add pecans. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Andy’s Note: Be sure and set the timer. This is very important. The brownies may not look done, but they are done. Cool and cut in squares. If you want to be fancy, you can drizzle the top with white chocolate.

Apple Cake with

Caramel Glaze

2 cups self-rising flour

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup Crisco oil

1 can apple pie filling

1 cup chopped pecans

Mix by hand all ingredients. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until done.

GLAZE:

1 cup light brown sugar

1 stick margarine

¼ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix brown sugar, milk and vanilla in saucepan. Cook for three minutes stirring constantly. Pour over warm cake.

Andy’s Note: I love anything that includes apples. This is easy, and it is so good with a hot cup of coffee. This recipe reminds me so much of my Southern roots.

Oreo Delight

1 large pack of Oreos

1 stick butter, melted

1 large Cool Whip

2 large boxes of vanilla instant pudding

3 ½ cups cold milk

8 ounces cream cheese softened

Crush Oreos. Set aside pne-half cup of Oreos for topping. Mix remaining Oreos and butter. Press in a large dish. Mix puddings and milk. Add cream cheese and Cool Whip until smooth. Pour over Oreo crust. Top with remaining Oreos.

Andy’s Note: please,  mothers and grandmothers, let your grandchildren make this recipe. Not only will they enjoy putting this together; they will want to eat it right away.

Happy Baking,

Andy Bedwell

“Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell” can be purchased at Alabama Gift Company in downtown Gadsden and The Messenger on Rainbow Drive.

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