Years ago, I got the recipe for Zingerman's Magic Brownies from a magazine called Midwest Living...here it is as it was written, and here is how I actually make them. The original recipe is too complicated as it was written. I never buy brownie mix in a box anymore. I make mine without nuts because I have a kid with a nut allergy...Zingerman's calls this kind of brownie "Black Magic Brownies" - their classic recipe with no nuts.
Zingerman's Magic Brownies (a la Mothers Kitchen)
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1.5 sticks butter
1.5 (4 oz) bars 60% cacao chocolate bars
1.5 c purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 c sugar
1 T vanilla
Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 325. In the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate, set aside to cool. In the mixer bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, sugar, cooled chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined, scraping down sides as needed. Spread batter in pan. Bake 30 minutes or until brownies appear set. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.
Kitchen tip - if you use a plastic knife, it will cut the brownies neatly.