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
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- In a heavy bottom pan melt the chocolate and butter over low heating, watching and stirring often.
- When melted remove from the heat and cool.
- In a mixing blow, add the eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar. Beat well using an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes.
- Stir in the chocolate mixture gently, then add the flour, stirring only until blended.
- Stir in the walnuts.
- Spread evenly in the pan and bake for 25 minutes. When done the center should be moist.
- 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!