This brownie recipe comes from my mother-in-law. These are my favorite; they are moist and rich, just what you expect from a brownie.
1 – oz. Baker’s semi sweet chocolate
1/3 – cup butter (unsalted)
2/3 -cup un sifted flour
1/2 – tsp. baking powder
1/4 – tsp. salt
2 – eggs
1 – cup sugar
1-1/2 – tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 – cup chopped walnuts (optional)
12 – whole walnuts (optional)
Melt the chocolate and butter. You can melt it over a double boiler or in the microwave if you prefer. Add the vanilla to the melted chocolate and set aside.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a mixing bowl, add the eggs, mixing on high for about 30 seconds. Add the sugar in gradually. Continue mixing until smooth and light yellow in color. This only takes about one minute or so.
Reduce the mixer speed to medium/low and drizzle in the chocolate mixture. Once you have added all the chocolate mixture, start to add in the flour a little at a time until its all incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Pour the brownie mixture into a greased 8 inch square pan. Cover with foil.
Bake at 350o for 20 minutes then remove the foil. Cook an additional 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Optional: I usually add whole walnuts on top of the brownies about 2-3 minutes before they are completely cooked. It makes them look nice, and it also serves as a reminder that there are nuts in the brownies for those that may be allergic to nuts.
Makes 12 pieces