Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Grandma's Brownies

Grandma always had a variety of snacks for all of us to pig out on when we were kids growing up. She'd make pies, cookies, fudge, and brownies. This is the recipe she always used for her brownies. I like my brownies more chocolaty and intense, but as a kid, who didn't love these? These are cake-like, not too chocolaty, and easily thrown together. A pan of these brownies disappeared in no time flat at grandma's.

Grandma's Brownies

1 cup butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate*
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking powder*
2 tsps. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. In a bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs; add the chocolate mixture and beat well. Add the flour, baking powder, and vanilla, blend well. Fold in nuts. Bake in a greased 13"x9" pan for 40 minutes at 350degrees. Do not over bake.

The following is my take and changes:
*For a more chocolaty taste add 4 squares chocolate instead of just two. If you want a more traditional brownie that is not cake-like, omit the baking powder.

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