Classic Brownie Recipe | When it comes to brownie recipes this one is the BEST! What makes it rank above all others? The rich chocolate flavor accompanied with a cakey outside and a fudgy middle not to mention how easy the recipe is to make. Perfect for a last minute dessert. This dessert can be served hot or cold. Add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have the best chocolatey satisfying dessert!
When it comes to backyard barbecues, family gatherings or church socials this classic brownie recipe is the most requested!
Since I love brownies so much I thought I would include a little history lesson about the brownie. It all started in 1893 when Bertha Palmer, the wife of Palmer House owner Potter Palmer, was president of the Ladies Board for the Colombian Explosion World’s Fair. She was asked by the organizers of the event to create a dessert especially for the boxed lunches at the Women’s Pavilion, Palmer went to her hotel’s pastry chefs and game them the task of creating a dessert that was easier to eat than a piece of pie and smaller than a layer cake that could easily be served in boxed lunches. The result was a brownie made with double the chocolate normal brownies use, walnuts, and an apricot glaze that’s still made at the hotel to this day. HERE is that recipe.
Classic Brownie Recipe
For the Brownies
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 large eggs
- 1 (16 ounce) bottle chocolate ice cream syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
For the Chocolate Glaze
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
For the Brownies:
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl cream together sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs; beat well.
- Mix in chocolate-flavored syrup, salt and flour until blended.
- Stir in chopped walnuts.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish; bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool slightly, top with Chocolate Glaze. Cool; cut into bars.
For the Glaze:
- In a small saucepan combine sugar, milk and butter; bring to boiling; boil for 30 seconds.
- Remove from heat; stir in semi sweet chocolate chips until melted (mixture will be thin). Immediately pour atop warm brownies.
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