Cast Iron Brownies
1/2 c. butter
2 squares (2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a #7 cast iron skillet* (or an 8x8x2-inch baking pan.) Melt butter and chocolate. Remove from heat; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat lightly just until combined (don't over beat or brownies will rise too high, then fall.) Stir in flour and nuts. Spread batter in pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Remove from pan and cut into bars. Makes 16.
* Using the #7 cast iron skillet results in a thin brownie. For thicker brownie, use a smaller skillet and adjust cooking time.
Recipe from Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book