Black Angus Brownies
1/4 pound (1/2
cup) unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp pure vanilla
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Combine the butter and chocolate in a small pan over low heat. Stir until melted
and smooth. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Butter and
flour an 8-inch square baking pan.
Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Using an electric
mixer, beat until smooth. Beat in the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the sifted
flour and beat for several minutes to blend thoroughly. Then fold in the walnuts
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Place in the oven and
bake until the brownies test done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Dust liberally with powdered sugar; the top should be shrouded in the sugar. Cut
into squares to serve.
Makes 16 squares.