Look, I love brownies. It's no secret. I actually announce it when I write on my personal blog or for the Huffington Post or if I give a speech. Why? Well, brownies are yummy for one, but you know that. But to me, brownies speak to the kid in each of us. It's not formal like cake or too sugary like candy. It is a classic American dessert made popular at the turn of the century by a woman named Fanny Farmer (who knew?) and there are so many varieties today, anyone can put their twist on it. Mara Ossorio made this delicious version of brownie pie that looks, well good enough to eat! I will be sharing some of my personal faves in the weeks to come but trust me, this one is a keeper.
And, in case you forget (it's my handle and I'm stickin with it), I am a mother, wife, writer, brownie eater and founder The Perfect Provenance #smilemore, Lisa Lori
The Perfect Brownie Pie
1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
½ cup Organic Unbleached Flour
1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Cocoa
1/2 cup Organic Butter, softened
3 Large Organic Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
½ cup Dark Chocolate or Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
½ cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
1 cup Freshly Whipped Organic Cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a 9 inch pie plate.
Combine Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla and Salt in a mixing bowl and beat at medium speed with and electric mixer. Beat in flour and cocoa. Stir in chocolate morsels and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 -50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. :et cool at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve topped with a dollop of Fresh Whipped Cream.