I wondered if I should call this recipe Death by chocolate because if you’re going to die by eating chocolate, this is the way to go.

Super-fudge brownies

These are so good. David’s not a brownie person. But he liked these so much that I had to track the recipe down and test it myself. (Thanks, C!)

This is pure comfort food. Actually, it’s not really a food.

And I should definitely not be sharing the recipe with you, but I know that there’ll be a time later on when I’ll want to know exactly how to make these brownies. And the easiest way for me to find it is here on Sparkling Adventures.

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter
  • 150 g dark cooking chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250 g chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a large baking pan.
2. In saucepan over very low heat, melt butter or margarine and chocolate, stirring the mixture constantly. Remove from heat, and stir the sugar into the chocolate. Allow the mixture to cool slightly (this is so the eggs don’t cook when you add them). Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the walnuts. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake in oven 45 minutes. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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As a side-note, do you know that post-2003 reprints of Judy Blume’s book Superfudge contain updates? Later (post-2003) reprints contain edits to the book, including a different Christmas list for Peter, references to record players replaced with CDs, MP3 Players and tapes, and making Anne only allergic to tree nuts instead of all kinds of nuts (resulting in her unable to eat peanut butter in the original). Fudge also mentions at one part that he likes to watch The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and The Electric Company. This was edited so Fudge says that he likes to watch Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Source: Wikipedia

Do you think that these edits are necessary for today’s readers, or does it mean the original is violated? (And what other books are being edited for modernity’s sake?) Yikes!