It seems hard to believe, but my oldest daughter is 33 years old now, and this brownie recipe is from the girl’s elementary school cookbook … still our favourite!
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp butter
1 cup white sugar
6 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium saucepan, melt the butter and cocoa. Remove from heat, stir in sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after eat. Add vanilla, flour and nuts. Stir well. Spread into a greased 8 x 8 x 2 pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Remove from heat as soon as a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and the brownies are starting to pull away from the edges of the baking pan.
If you want an extra hit of chocolatey goodness, as soon as it comes out of the oven sprinkle a generous layer of chocolate chips over and allow to sit long enough for the chips to melt …. spread and smooth with a knife or offset spatula. Allow to cool slightly and cut up – they won’t last long! In order to turn this into dessert, serve warm with ice cream, and my Fancy Fudge Sauce drizzled over top.
p.s. did I mention how easy clean up is with only the one pot to wash???