Great Grandma’s Brownies



This one pot wonder is the best, and brings back memories of Great Grandma C.  Just look at her smile.  Doesn’t she look like fun?  I’m not sure who the man is, but it’s not grandpa!  In most of their pictures they were with a group of friends, usually at a lake and often eating around a picnic table. I wish I would have known her better.  These shots were from the mid 40’s, after the War.  The typewritten recipe card was my effort in about 5th grade, way before there were computers, sometime in the 60’s, and made me remember how I used to despise the typewriter during college when you had to type out long papers.  But now it’s letters look reminiscent of some good old days, and I’m glad the few recipes survived the intervening decades.  Now for the chocolate.



These are truly easy and incredibly delicious, and don’t require anything fancy, simply a stove pot and a spoon.  I had to plug the butter because I’m from the Land O Lakes too.



After the butter and 2 oz of chocolate are melted you’re ready to add the rest of the ingredients.  I looked at all the different choices we have now in the chocolate aisle and thought I’d go with the 100% cacao unsweetened baking chocolate.  Ingredients


Add the sugar and stir.  Add the flour and salt and stir.  Next add the well beaten eggs and give it a really good stir until it begins to look glossy and bubbly, and finish off with one last stir after the vanilla is poured in.


ChocStirPour the chocolate into an eight inch pan and bake for about 15 minutes.  If you take them out early, don’t worry because they’ll just be softer and not as cake-like, which is also wonderful when served hot with vanilla ice cream.







Thanks Grandma.  Miss you!  Now my kids and grand-kids will have a face and a story to put with their favorite chocolate brownies, and life in 2013 seems a little less technological, and a lot more family friendly.



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