"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
3/4 c cocoa 1 c (minus 1 T) butter 5 large eggs 2 1/2 c sugar 1 t vanilla 1 1/4 c flour 1 c walnuts
Mix cocoa and butter over heat till butter is melted - then cool. Beat eggs and 2 c sugar till stiff then add the other half cup of sugar. Fold in cooled cocoa mixture then add the rest of ingredients. Grease a 9 x 13 pan for baking, set oven temp @ 350º bake 25 min.
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