Old-Fashioned Brownies

Recipe from Fine Sweet Shoppe, Washington DC
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 25 min
YIELD: 9 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-by-8-by-2-inch pan.

Melt the chocolate and shortening together in a small saucepan. Stir the sugar into the well-beaten eggs in a large bowl. Combine the chocolate and the egg mixtures in the bowl.

Add the baking powder and salt to flour and sift. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture; add the vanilla and nuts, if using. Stir to combine.

Spread the dough evenly in the pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 30 minutes, cut into squares and enjoy.

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