Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
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
- 16 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing
- 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Grease and 8x8 baking pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease the paper. Set aside.
- Melt butter and chocolate together in a 2-qt saucepan, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
- Add eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth.
- Add nuts, if using, and flour, and stir until incorporated.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth.
- Bake about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cool at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.
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.