Brownies are my all-time favourite dessert. You can fancy them up with ice cream or frosting or eat them as is. I prefer mine with no accoutrements and this family recipe is stand-alone perfection. It’s quick and easy-to-make, and will soon become the only one in your brownie-baking arsenal. Chocoholics beware, you won’t be able to eat just one.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
2. In large pot, melt margarine and white and brown sugars over low heat on the stove. When melted, add cocoa. Stir to combine.
3. Remove pot from heat and add eggs one at a time. Whisk each briskly until well-mixed.
4. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl. Slowly add this to the cocoa mixture.
5. In a separate small bowl, lightly toss walnuts in flour. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the brownie batter. Then add the walnuts and vanilla to the cocoa mixture.
6. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake in oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out almost clean. Let cool before cutting into squares.