Jane's Brownies

These are the best brownies ever. My guess is that Jane got this recipe from an old 50s cookbook. They are the brownies of long ago, full of butter and chocolate. The best part is that the texture is right. More chewy than cake-like. And the recipe just makes 9 brownies. I make mine in an old square blue speckled pan.

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate 1 c sugar 1/2 c flour 1 t baking powder 1 t vanilla 1/2 c broken pecans (optional) 2 eggs

Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan. Remove from heat.

Add all ingredients except eggs and mix until blended.

Add eggs and beat well.

Pour into a greased pan (9x9 inches) I grease the pan with the butter wrapper.

Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Do not burn. Cool.

Cut into 9 squares.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

These are wonderfully quick to whip up. Nice little company dessert because when the company is gone usually the brownies are too.

(Thanks Jane!)