2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 oz.)
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional - 1/2 cup broken nuts
Melt together the chocolate and shortening over hot water in a double boiler. Beat in eggs and sugar. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt...then stir into melted mixture. Mix in nuts, if desired. Once thoroughly combined, spread in well-greased 8" square pan (8" x 8" x 2"). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes (top will have a dull crust and a slight imprint will be left when top is touched lightly with finger). Cool slightly, then cut into 2" squares. This recipe will make sixteen 2" brownie squares.
So, the next time you need a little stress-reliever, try baking something from scratch...the result: a happy heart and a happy tummy...