*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                          Breads In Jars: Brownies
 Recipe By     : Anita A. Matejka
 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Holiday/Gift Ideas
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         ----Supplies Needed----
    3      jars          Ball (#14400-81400) -- (12 oz)
    8                    new lids - don't use old ones
    8      rings         okay to use old ones
    1      c             unbleached flour
    1      c             granulated sugar
      1/2  tsp           baking soda
      1/4  tsp           cinnamon
      1/3  c             margarine -- at room temperature
      1/4  c             water
    3      tbsps         cocoa powder -- sifted
      1/4  c             buttermilk* -- at room temperature
    1                    egg white -- whipped
      1/2  tsp           vanilla
 Preheat oven at 325.  Place a baking sheet onto middle rack and remove top rack
 from oven.  Before starting batter, wash jars, lids, and rings in hot soapy wate
 r and let drain, dry, and cool to room temperature.  Generously prepare inside o
 f jars with margarine  To prepare batter, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and
   cinnamon in a mixing bowl.  In another mixing bowl, combine margarine, water, c
 ocoa powder, buttermilk, egg white, and vanilla.  Divide batter among 3 jars (sh
 ould be slightly less than half full).	Carefully wipe rims clean, then place ja
 rs on baking sheet (or they'll tip over) in the center of oven.  Bake 40 minutes
 .  Keep lids in hot water until they're used.  When cakes are done, remove jars
   which are HOT from oven one at a time.  If rims need cleaning, use moistened pa
 per towel. Carefully put lids and rings in place, then screw tops on tightly shu
 t.  Place jars on a wire rack; they will seal as they cool.
 Once jars are cool, decorate with round pieces of cloth and then glue on flowers
 , ribbons, etc. on lid, ring and side of jar.  Unscrew the ring (the lid should
 be sealed by now) and place a few cotton balls on top of the lid (makes it poofy
  on top), then a piece of cloth (about 3 larger than the lid) on top and screw
 the ring back on.  Decorate as desired (example pinking shears).
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 NOTES : *Buttermilk Substitute: Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar with enough milk
   to equal 1/2 cup; let stand 5 minutes.  There’s no need to refrigerate them, th
 ey keep well in pantry for 6 months.