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Buttermilk Brownies

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened
    cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened
    cocoa powder
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2-1/4 cups sifted
    powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup coarsely chopped
   pecans

            Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
            In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, water and 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
            Bake brownies at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
            To make frosting: In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring mixture to boiling. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
            Beat until smooth. If desired, stir in pecans. Pour warm frosting over the warm brownies, spreading evenly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars and serve.