Old Fashioned Brownies
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This recipe is at least 75 years old and maybe older but it's still my all-time favorite
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 4 ounces (116 grams) of unsweetened chocolate (that's bitter chocolate with no sugar)
  • 4 tbs shortening (butter will work just fine)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  2. Melt shortening and chocolate together.
  3. When melted, add sugar and beat well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add eggs and beat again.
  5. Add vanilla
  6. Stir baking powder and salt into flour and add to mixture and mix in nuts.
  7. Pour into a 9x13 baking pan and bake for exactly 25 minutes. These are not good if overcooked. (I don't think so anyway)
If you're feeling chocolate deprived, toss in a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips just for a bit of decadence.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/desserts/old-fashioned-brownies/