This is a variation on a family recipe for traditional brownies. The combination of cinnamon, anise, and cayenne pepper gives these brownies a somewhat Mexican flavor. The brownies are halfway between being cake-like and fudge-like in texture, and have a nice, slightly crunchy crust on top and around the edges.
Approximately 24 Brownies
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees, and grease a 13x9x2 inch pan.
Mix the dry ingredients, and then add in the oil, eggs, and vanilla.
Spread in the pan, and bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
This recipe was provided by Alyx K from Evanston