Easy Brownie Recipe

This Easy Brownie Recipe is certainly our friends and family's favorite. Brownies were created by a chef as a request from Chicagoan socialite Bertha Palmer.

She needed a dessert for her lady friends of the Chicago Women's Club, who were attending the 1893 World Fair.

It should be smaller than a cake, but still keep the same characteristics. Something they could eat with their hands. The chef came up with this cross between cake, fudge and cookie.

I prefer the chewy kind. That's why when i bake it, I'm careful not to let it become too dry. This recipe is rich but not too sweet. A small piece goes a long way!



Makes 12 to 16 pieces

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees;
  2. Place butter and 1 cup chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl;
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate chips by placing the bowl over a pan with barely simmering water, without letting the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until everything is melted;
  4. Remove bowl from heat. Stir in the flour and the eggs into the melted chocolate;
  5. Add another 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and stir;
  6. Pour mixture into an 8 inch baking dish greased and floured;
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chip evenly over the batter;
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm but still moist (I always leave it a little under cooked. The batter still soft, almost like a petit gateau);
  9. Cool and then cut into squares;
  10. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipping cream.

Luca's Two Cents Worth


Get the picture? With brownies it's pretty much the same thing here at home...

Marjorie gets all enthusiastic making brownies. It's an easy brownie recipe, brownies are sooooo good, "yummy we'll have brownies", and brownies this, and brownies that... the whole family fully pumped up... yehhh, hurra...

"What are you doing?!? You had one piece already, and you REALLY need to go down in weight. Enough for you!" - the "you" being "me"...

And brownies, THOSE brownies, THE best brownies, disappear to NEVER be seen again!

Daddy got frustrated by speeding against his will? Try NOT having seconds when THOSE brownies are around...

Saluti carissimi...

P.S.: The story, as usual, has been inflated just a TINY bit: the editor is Italian, like me! Martha, from best-ever-cookie-collection.com (a wonderful site, trust me), posted the History of the easy brownie recipe. Cool!

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