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old-fashioned brownies from we energies cookie book
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4.67 from 3 votes

Simple Old-Fashioned Brownies from 1932

This old-fashioned brownies recipe dates back to 1932, but it's definitely withstood the test of time. Mixed up all in one bowl and ready to eat within an hour!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old recipes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 256kcal
Cost: $0.25 per slice

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups pastry flour 250 g; all purpose flour is fine too
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 10 g
  • 2 cups sugar 400 g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated chocolate or 3/4 cup cocoa powder 60 g
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 110 g
  • 4 eggs large or extra large
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts 60 g; optional

Instructions

  • Mix sugar, chocolate and melted butter; add eggs and beat.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and chopped nuts.
  • Spread 1/2 inch thick on a lightly greased 8×8 baking pan. (An 8" round pan also works.)
  • Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut into squares while still warm.