Legend has it that in 1893 a prominent Chicago socialite was responsible for the first brownie after asking her pastry chef to create a mini cake-like dessert that could be served in a box lunch.
Well in my circles, my mom’s brownies are legendary.
This is a recipe all the girls in my family make, and I’ve loved watching my daughter Elsie carry on the torch.
Trust me you’ll never need a boxed brownie mix again, these are that easy and taste so much better.
Mom’s Brownie SquaresPrint Recipe
1 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate. Remove from heat stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour and salt add to the chocolate mixture, stir until smooth. Spread batter into a 10×15 greased cookie sheet
Bake 10-12 minutes, do not overcook
Let set for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and then cool on a rack.