Brownies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165
degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter and flour an 8 inch (20 cm)
square baking pan.
Melt the chocolate and
butter in a stainless steel (heatproof) bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Next, stir in the vanilla extract and
eggs. Finally, stir in the flour, salt and chopped nuts (if using).
into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 - 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in
the center comes out clean. Remove from oven
and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
These freeze very well.
Makes 16 brownies.
ounces (60 grams) unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted
cut into pieces
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white
1/2 teaspoon pure
1/4 cup (30 grams) all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
(100 grams) chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)