Rembert Family Favorite Recipes


Classic Brownies


This recipe works best if mixed by hand instead of using an electric mixer


2 or 3 ounces Ghirardelli unsweetened chocolate

1/3 cup butter

¾ cup unsifted all-purpose flour

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 325 deg.


Toast nuts in oven 5 – 8 minutes. Set aside.


Whisk flour with baking powder & salt. Set aside.


Melt chocolate and butter. Gradually whisk in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, folding with rubber spatula until batter is completely smooth.


Spread in greased 8 or 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle nuts on top.


Bake at 325 deg. for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Don’t wait until it comes out clean.


Cool in pan on a wire rack about 2 hours. Cut into squares.


From Nana’s Kitchen
October 22, 2003
Updated February 2010