making brownies on a cold winter’s day

I made brownies today. I like mine on the cakey side and this recipe was delicious. I got it from an old Betty Crocker Cookbook, the same old cookbook where I get my sugar cookies that I make for every major holiday.  Since I am house-bound with dog sitting this week I have the baking bug. So here goes:

Yummy chocolate brownies

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cup fine sugar ( I like the fine sugar because it bakes without leaving a grainy texture)
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Heat the oven to 350′. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with shortening. In a saucepan, melt the butter and the chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Take off the stove and let cool while preparing the other ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on high-speed for 5 minutes(very important). beat in the chocolate on low-speed. Beat in the flour until blended. Stir in the walnuts. Spread in the pan.
  3. Bake 40 -45 minutes or until brownies start to pull from the sides. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours(are you kidding?) You may frost with a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, but I choose to have mine plain, warm and with a glass of milk.

    it takes 3 large eggs to be this yellow

     

    be sure to beat for the full 5 minutes

     

    adding the chocolate and butter

mix on low

 

blending the chocolate with the egg and sugar

 

dripping off the beaters

 

chop one cup of walnuts

 

ready to eat

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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