Tuesday, March 4, 2008



1 stick butter
2 squares chocolate
1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon brandy or 1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts

Grease and paper and grease an 8x8 pan.  I make the paper big enough to stick up above the pan so I can use it to lift the brownies out.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put the butter and chocolate and sugar in a large microwavable bowl and put into the microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  What you are going for is melted butter and chocolate.  Take it from the microwave and give a good stir to make sure the stuff is melted.

Combine the flour and soda and stir into the melted mixture.  Then stir in the flavoring and eggs.  Stirring well, then stir in the nuts.  Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes.  The time depends on how you like your brownies - gooey or cake-like.

As soon as the brownies are cool enough lift up by the paper and place on a cutting board. I then cut the edges off, cutting as little as possible off.  Then I cut the brownies into 36 pieces and place them into small cupcake papers.   I buy the papers at the wholesale grocery store at about 500 for $3.50.

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