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20 Days of Goodness Staying Above the Line
Day 9 Goodness
Katie Reynolds, Business & Industry Services

Crescent's Brownies - These never fail.

Crescent's Classic Chewy Brownies

Preheat oven to 375

Melt in a double boiler:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (Very dark works best: Scharffenberger or Guittard)
  • Allow cooling while you beat.


In a stand mixer, beat the following for a full 8 minutes on high speed:

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Then beat in the cooled chocolate/butter mixture.


Then remove your beaters, and use a wooden spoon to add:

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour (I have just used all-purpose flour and it works fine)
  • Add 1-2 cups chopped nuts if desired
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 X 13 pan and bake for about 35 minutes, being careful not to overbake

Crescent Dragonwagon
Dairy Hollow House Cookbook, Eureka Springs, Arkansas