Cooking On A Budget: Fannie Farmer ~ The Best Brownies

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fannie Farmer ~ The Best Brownies

Who doesn't love a good brownie?

You have to sometimes cater to the one's you love and knowing that I hadn't made my husband anything chocolate, I scoured my beloved Fannie Farmer Cookbook and found her recipe for these The Best Brownies. We were not disappointed in the slightest. For me they were easy to put together and for my husband he enjoyed eating them!
This recipe is basic and straight forward and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. What I also enjoyed and I do with brownies is the addition of nuts! If you don't have walnuts available, pecans or almonds chopped up work just as well. I had a little bit of all three nuts so I just combined them all.

  • 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan melt the chocolate and butter over low heating, watching and stirring often.
  4. When melted remove from the heat and cool.
  5. In a mixing blow, add the eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar. Beat well using an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the chocolate mixture gently, then add the flour, stirring only until blended.
  7. Stir in the walnuts.
  8. Spread evenly in the pan and bake for 25 minutes. When done the center should be moist.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool completely and cut into whatever size squares or rectangles you like.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: depends on how you cut them. Fannie Farmer says you get about 28 2 x 2 inch brownies.

Brownies can be dressed up in a number of ways by adding some whipped cream or a frosting on top. Use them to make a brownie sundae for kids parties; the possibilities are all up to your imagination!

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