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The Best Brownie

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Servings: Makes 16 brownies
2/3 cup butter or margarine
5 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts, Optional
Chocolate Frosting, Optional (see recipe below)

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of a square 9x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Melt butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

3. Beat sugar, vanilla and eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed. Beat in flour just until blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread in pan.

4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Spread with Chocolate Frosting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Makes 16 brownies.

Chocolate Frosting
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Melt butter and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth enough to spread over brownies.

Date: January 7, 2003


Reviewer: Alia
Reviewer: lindsay
the best i have ever tasted


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