Recipe by Laudee
This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Stuart Padnos for a cookbook fund raiser put out by members of the Junior Welfare League, Holland, Michigan about 30 or so years ago. My mom brought the cookbook back to me as a souvenir of their trip. I've made these brownies all these years and have great luck with them every time. I like to top them with an easy cooked chocolate fudge icing that I got from a bowling partner several years ago. These brownies are like a chocolate cake-not gooey like some recipes and I do personally like them plain without nuts or raisins.
Top Review by Smilynn
This is great. Great of course with tall glass of milk. I made these with my niece and nephew. They gobbled them up and asked for the recipe for their mom! We omitted the raisins and used walnuts. I will try next time with pecans. Great, no fail recipe.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
- 1⁄2 lb butter or 1⁄2 lb margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts or 1 cup raisins, if desired
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt chocolate and butter in heavy pot.
- (I like to use a cast iron skillet) Let cool slightly, then add sugar and mix well.
- Add eggs, mix well, then beat in flour.
- Add vanilla.
- Add nuts or raisins, if desired.
- Stir well.
- Bake in 9 1/2 x 13 inch greased pan for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Do Not Overbake.