Easy Brownies Recipe

This easy brownie recipe is perfect for an afternoon snack and has a nice dollop of jam on each piece.


2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup water
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 350ml jar peach or apricot jam



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter.

In a mixing, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

In a saucepan melt the butter. Add the water.

Whisk in the cocoa so that it is dissolved in the water.

Bring to a boil.

Pour the liquid into the bowl with the flour mixture and mix together.

Use an electric mixer to beat in the buttermilk.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Beat in the vanilla extract.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove the pan to a cooling rack.

Let cool completely before cutting and serving with a dollop of jam spread on each piece.