Christmas Goodies: World's Best Brownies
These are a delicious tradition in our family. Every Christmas Eve you'll find us digging into these luscious brownies, still warm from the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream. Simple, old-fashioned, and downright decadent. I found this recipe years ago in Dinah Shore's cookbook, "Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah." (This makes two pans of brownies. Feel free to cut the recipe in half and make only one pan, although I can't imagine why you'd want to do such a thing!)
8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup nuts, chopped
Beat eggs, adding sugar and vanilla. Add melted chocolate and butter. Blend until light and airy. Add flour, then nuts.
Bake in 350 degree oven in two 8 inch pans for 25-30 minutes. Don't overcook. This should be moist in the center. Of course, brownie timing is a very personal issue so follow your own taste buds. Keep checking then take the pans out when they've reached the degree of doneness that warms your heart.