We’ve been making and inhaling these for 40 years. At least, I have. If you’ve been reading for long you may have noticed the collection of my grandmother’s recipes. This is another one.
I particularly love old recipes. I like that they use real ingredients. I like that my grandmother made them for me. I like that they are always delicious. Nana didn’t keep any ‘bad’ recipes in her recipe box.
This is the quickest dessert and simply scrumptious.
These are not healthy. Even with fresh eggs and fresh flour and raw butter – there is just a whole bunch of sugar in these babies which sabotage the best of ingredients.
I eat them anyway.
I don’t eat much sugar. After giving it up over a year ago and suffering through the withdrawal, I decided that sugar is an evil drug and should be used with caution.
If I am going to consume this amount of sugar – the dessert must be ‘worth it.” I feel similar when it comes to consuming massive amounts of calories or super-bad for me foods (like Chic-fil-a) ….. it must be “worth it.”
I mean – taste bud nirvana.
These fit the bill. They are bad – but they are worth it.
Scoop some homemade ice cream on top and life doesn’t get much better.
These are fast and simple. After meeting these, you’ll never buy a box of brownie mix again.
Melt 2 sticks of butter (I use homemade). Whisk in raw cane sugar. Whisk in 4 fresh eggs.
Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.
Last stir in 1 cup of flour (I used fresh milled soft white).
Pour in a 9 by 9 buttered casserole.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Toothpick should not have streaks of batter on it. If the toothpick has a few crumbs on it – that is perfect!
This can be dusted with a little bit of powdered sugar and served just as it is.
If you like, you may whip up a little batch of chocolate, buttercream frosting for topping:
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tbsp milk
- pinch of salt
- powdered sugar until desired thickness