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.
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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