The other day, my mom asked me to make her something to take to her library board meeting (she’s quite the town activist), and requested some kind of brownies.
These have been my go-to recipe for over 3 years, when my older sister first emailed the recipe over to me. Her good friend Kate at Cornell had made these brownies for her and she was obsessed. The recipe was originally from Kate’s mom’s college roommate at Cornell back in the 70′s. Plus, her last name was even Baker. Very appropriate.
makes approximately 24 brownies
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.
Microwave the chocolate and butter in the microwave in ~20 second increments on power level 5, stirring after each time, being careful not to burn the butter.
Beat eggs and salt together until eggs are light, and then beat in the sugar. Fold in the vanilla and the chocolate/butter mixture. Fold in the flour until just combined.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!
Fancy brownies are…fine. In fact, chances are I’ll post about some in the future. But nothing beats a square of pure chocolatey delight. These brownies will honestly enrich the quality of your life. They are SO good.