If you follow my personal blog then you know that I made it a goal in January to make a decent batch of brownies this year. This recipe actually wasn't part of that quest, but these turned out somewhere between brownies and fudge so I guess they could be considered a candidate.
They taste more like brownies but have the consistency of fudge. They are...oddly delicious. But they are also chocolate and that's all that matters. Recipe follows.
Makes 30 square
Made in 40 minutes
Melt 1/2 c butter and 3 oz. chopped unsweetened chocolate together; gradually beat in 2 c sugar.
Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add 1 t vanilla extract.
Sift 1 1/2 c flour with 1/8 t salt; add to chocolate mixture along with 1 c chopped walnuts. Stir well.
Grease a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; spread batter evenly in pan. (I think in hindsight I would try to bake them in a foil lined pan. I've found it is so much easier to remove bar desserts this way.)
Bake at 350 for 30 min or until done. Cool and cut into about 30 squares. Can be frozen.
The consensus was that they were really tasty. But I just don't think they meet my standards of the ideal brownie (i.e., the ones my mom made while I was growing up) so I will continue baking brownies.