This recipe was created by those wonderful folks who make Baker's chocolate. The brownies are, I'm pretty sure, ridiculously unhealthy (I try to eat healthy most of the time, but I'm only human!) but they're easy, fudgy and downright sinful. Buppy agrees. A lot of times I'll send stuff I make into work with him as he works with a pretty great group of guys, but these puppies didn't go anywhere except into our tummies. I'll warn you now though --- they're addicting. One small piece will morph into half the pan before you can say "yum!" So without further ado, here goes...
Baker's One Bowl Brownies
4 squares Baker's unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 c. sugar (I told you it wasn't healthy!)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 c. coarsely chopped nuts (I used pecans because my parents live on an orchard so they're free, but I'm sure walnuts or even peanuts would be good too.)
The directions say to preheat the oven 350F, but also make special note to decrease that temp to 325F if you're using a glass baking dish. I don't think I knew this the first time I made them and baked them in a glass dish at 350F; they were great. They also suggest lining a 13"x9" pan with foil so that the foil forms handles by extending over the edge of the pan, then greasing the foil. I didn't and just poured the batter directly into a 13"x9" greased glass baking pan. They still turned out, and I had no trouble getting them out of the pan.
Ok, so now that the pan's ready, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl in the microwave until the butter is completely melted, around 2 min. on high. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted too, then stir in the sugar. Once this is all mixed up nicely,add the eggs and vanilla. I believe Baker's suggests mixing in the eggs one at a time, but I threw caution into the wind and mixed in all 3 at the same time. Ah, my rebellious streak shines through! Add the flour and nuts to your batter and mix it all up good. Then? Dump it all into the pan! Throw that puppy into the oven for about 25-30 min. The recipe says 30-35, but trust me, go with 25-30 instead. They're done when a toothpick comes out with fudgy crumbs on it. Viola! You're now the best brownie maker ever (provided you like the fudgy kind of brownies anyway, which I do!) Enjoy!
Update: I'm linking this fabulous recipe to Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap for today, 2/4. Wouldn't these be great for Superbowl Sunday? I sure think so. Now, off to check out her other great contributors!