Boston Cooking School Brownies

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by MDMama

I'm not sure where this came from. It was a clipped recipe my Mom gave me. It says "This recipe for a gooey and rich brownie was originally published in Fannie Merritt Farmer's The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (Little, Brown, 1911). I did not use walnuts, as I don't care for nuts in my brownies! If you prefer, top baked brownies with ganache and sprinkle chopped pecans on

Top Review by leoneaino

This is the best brownie recipe. I've never tasted better, nor have I purchased a better from many gourmet bakeries. Don't forget to cool them completely and be sure to use parchment paper. I included lots of walnuts and sent the recipe to my friend. She also thinks this is the best brownie recipe, ever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease and 8x8 baking pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease the paper. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate together in a 2-qt saucepan, stirring often.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  6. Add nuts, if using, and flour, and stir until incorporated.
  7. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth.
  8. Bake about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.

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