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Off-Main Diner Brownies Recipe

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This recipe for Off-Main Diner Brownies, by , is from The Taste of Tonawanda, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debra Steins
Added: Thursday, February 26, 2009


4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup(1 stick) butter, plus butter for greasing the baking pan
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips(optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease the baking pan with butter.
2. Put the chocolate and butter into a small microwavable dish and melt in the microwave oven on medium heat. Once melted, take out and let the mixture cool.
3. While the chocolate mixture is cooling, use the mixer, on medium speed, to beat the eggs, salt, and pepper together in the large bowl. Beat until the eggs are light and foamy.
4. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue to mix.
5. Add the vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is creamy.
6. When the chocolate is cool, add it to the egg- and-sugar mixture and stir with a few quick turns of the beater.
7. Add flour a little bit at a time. Mix in the baking powder. Add the nuts and/or chocolate chips if your including them. Mix gently.
8. Pour the mixture into the pan.
9. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
10. Let cool before slicing.




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