Make the Ultimate Brownie

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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings
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The Ultimate Brownie is my absolute favorite brownie. It is tall like a cakey brownie, but dense like a fudgy brownie. The rich texture immediately pleases your palette and makes it quite difficult to only eat one. Once you take this recipe for a test drive, it's sure to become one of your favorites.

See these step-by-step photo instructions for preparing a batch of Ultimate Brownies.

What You'll Need

  • 8- 1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon
  • vanilla

  • 1-1/2 cups
  • flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts,
  • lightly toasted

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or 325 degrees F. for glass or dark metal pan). Grease a 9 x 13 pan.

Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat; set aside. In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for 10 minutes**. Blend in chocolate mixture, flour and salt until just mixed. Stir in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake Ultimate Brownies for 35-40 minutes. (Don't over bake.) Cool and frost if desired, but that is not necessary.


** It's not required, but this is when it's useful to own a stand mixer.

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