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                            THE JOY OF BROWNIES
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       oz           Unsweetened chocolate
      1/2   c            Butter or margarine
    4                    Eggs
    2       c            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Salt
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       c            Sifted all-purpose flour
    1       c            Broken pecans or walnuts
    Serve with vanilla or chocolate chip ice cream. If you really want to
   indulge, add chocolate syrup or sauce to the ice cream and brownies.
    Melt chocolate and butter over very low heat. Stir frequently. Remove from
   heat and cool.
    Preheat oven to 325ø.
    In a medium size bowl, beat eggs until light. Continue beating, and
   gradually add sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and
   chocolate-butter mixture. Stir in the flour, then nut meats.
    Baking options: For 9 giant brownies, bake in 9 x 9-inch pan; for 12 large
   brownies or 24 small ones, bake in 9 x 13-inch pan. Prepare pans by
   greasing and flouring. Bake 45-60 minutes depending on how fudgy or
   cake-like you prefer them). Don't bake beyond the point that a toothpick
   comes out a bit wet.
    These can be served out of the pan. Allow to cool completely before
   cutting. To remove from pan, cool 15 minutes after removing from oven, then
   loosen edges and turn over as you would remove a cake. Set top up to cool
   Yield: 9 giant, 12 large or 24 small brownies. Martina Boudreau, St. Louis,
      Randy Shearer
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