Welcome to Tea in the Garden on Saturday
and Buttermilk Cake Brownies
This morning I had all but given up on the idea of tea in the garden
because it was cloudy and overcast but the sun began to poke through for a moment or two so I ran out and set up a quick tea! Last night I made some yummy Buttermilk Cake Brownies and so I am sharing that recipe at the bottom of this post! I am so anxious to get back to baking but I will tell you - the house got HOT!
Oh, I almost forgot, Mr. Peter Rabbit wanted me to be sure and tell you to notice his cabbage patch! (Isn't that silly of him!)
My Mother in Law, who is 93 sent me back a crystal basket vase I had given her years ago....so I did a little arrangement in it.
Help yourself to a brownie and some tea!
As summer winds down there are still some lovely blooms here and there!
Some friends are joining me today for Tea in the Garden on Saturday and their links are below - so please visit them! If you have a tea in your garden, patio, porch or sun room, please join in and link with us! (no unrelated posts please)
Buttermilk Cake Brownies:
This is a recipe children could make!
You will need 1 stick butter, 4 Tb Cocoa, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup water, 2 cups sifted flour, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 Tsp Vanilla, 1 Tsp baking soda and 1/2 Tsp salt I also added 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
Melt the butter and add the cocoa, oil and water. Boil for several minutes. Pour this over the flour and sugar and mix. Add the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, soda and salt and mix again. Blend in walnuts by hand. Bake in greased the floured pan 13 x 9 x 2 inches for about 25-35 minutes.
Icing: 1 stick butter, 4 Tb Cocoa, 6 Tb buttermilk, 1 lb confectioner's sugar, 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 Tsp Vanilla
Melt the butter and mix in cocoa and buttermilk - add the sugar, nuts and vanilla - mix well and spread over warm brownies! Enjoy!