Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vintage Recipe Thursday: Raisin Squares

Come link your family recipes and other vintage recipes.  The linky is below so that we can all preserve these time-honored mini treasures.

This recipe isn't called a brownie, but that's exactly what it is.  It has raisins and nuts, but if you don't like nuts in brownies, you can of course omit.

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I'm sharing this recipe with Sweet Treats Thursday, Food On Fridays, Fresh Foods Friday, Savory SundaySo Sweet Sundays, Sweet Indulgences Sunday, and Mingle Monday, Penny-Meal Monday, Creative Creations Tuesday, Domestically Divine, Made it on Monday (Wed-Sat), Share the Love Vintage Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight Wednesday, Weekend Showoff Party, Party Mindie Style Weekends.

Raisin Squares Recipe 

Raisin & Nut Fudge Brownies
Flickr/Jennifer Hebert
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
2/3 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs. Beat thoroughly.  Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and cocoa.  Add to first mixture. Add nuts, raisins, and flavoring.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour into shallow, well-oiled baking pan.  Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 45 minutes.  Cool. Cut in squares.

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  1. Those sure do look good Joy. I have some cajun food on my blog that I have to try. The fish sounds wonderful.

  2. Fish. Poached. Cajun. Sounds great. I'll be right over. ;-)

  3. I just always have to come here and check out all the goodness...I do have my mom digging out some old family goodies for me to post..yes..I am going to try my Nana's kolache's (?sp) soon....I am just getting up the nerve. :)

  4. - this is the flute I was making... thanks for asking :-)

  5. Hi Joy,
    Thanks for hosting.I brought my Filipino Bar and I shared an award with you.Please come and get it.Thanks

  6. Joy, I had forgotten all about raisin squares. My mom made them when I was little. What memories. Thank you.

  7. Trish: Thank you. :-) I'm looking forward to your family's recipes and your Nana's special kolaches.

    Stonelaughter: Thank you for letting me know. I left a comment on your blog. It's a beautiful flute.

    Marelie: Foods for the Gods is such a wonderful name. I'm on my way. Thank you for the award too.

    CarolinaHS: :-) Foods have a great way of eliciting strong memories, partly because wonderful aromas are involved I think.

  8. My husband loves raisins in anything and we both will enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I posted some of the Vintage Recipe Thursday entries I published while you were on hiatus. Welcome back!

  10. Love the vintage recipe idea! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I need to get back to posting for Vintage Recipe Thursday--it's such a great idea.

  12. Hazel and Kim: Thank you for visiting. Glad to be sharing with everyone.

    Lauren: So glad you linked up, and I'm so looking forward to your next vintage recipes.

  13. Oh this looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Savory Sunday!

  14. What a wonderful sounding recipe. I just love cooking from the vintage cookbook I have that belonged to my great grandma. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)

  15. These look so tasty. I love the chocolate and raisin combo! Thanks for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday!

  16. Thank you for linking up to Bacon Time. For the first party it was a huge success with over 300 links. I am going to have a special give away next week just for linkers. These look good. My hubs is so weird he won't eat raisins so I would have to eat them all myself.


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