February 19, 2015

Grandmas chocolate fudge frosting

 Makes enough for a 9×13 pan of brownies, approximately ½ inch thick
First make and cool a pan of your favorite brownies, cookie bars, cake etc
  • 6 T milk
  • 6 T butter
  • 1 1/3 C sugar
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ¾ C good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips*
*Higher amounts of cacao in the chocolate chips help the frosting set.  My grandmother swears Ghirdellhi is the only way to go.  I used Guttiard and it was fine.  Any high quality semi-sweet chocolate chip should work.
Combine milk, butter and sugar in sauce pan on stove.  Turner on burner to medium.  Stirring constantly, the mixture will heat and boil.
When it hits a rolling boil, continue and stir constantly for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.  Quickly add salt, vanilla and chocolate chips.
Stir continually until items combine and blend.  Watch closely, the mixture will go from shiny to flat in color.  This means it is cooling and starting to set.  When it appears thick (around 5 minutes after removing from heat), pour over brownies and spread quickly.  I mean VERY quickly.  You have about a minute until it hardens.  If you are using sprinkles etc keep them close at hand.
Cool, cut and serve.  Then say “thank you!!!” to my grandma Eleanor!

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