Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mom's Italian Brownies

My mother has been making these Italian Brownies for years and never does an occasion go by where someone does not request the recipe immediately after tasting one! They are an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser and are made from a recipe that is super simple to memorize.

This is one recipe where I would never substitute another extract for Almond. The Anise flavor is what makes them unique and undoubtedly "Italian"!

The original recipe never made enough for us to make a plate for others....and keep a plate for ourselves to enjoy which is why the recipe you see below has been doubled.

Give these a try - Your house will smell amazing and your taste-buds will be doing a happy dance.

Get ready to eat more than one! These things are an antidote to dietary willpower. Even my younger cousins (sometimes fickle eaters at the ages of 8 & 10) can't get enough of these babies.

Italian Brownies

4 eggs
2 C. Sugar
2 tsp. Anise Extract
2 C. Flour
1 C. Oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream eggs and sugar well. Add anise extract & oil.

Then add flour. Mix well. Mixture will be thick.

Pour into a greased 11 x 13" pan. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are slightly golden.

Wait until completely cool before cutting.

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