“These are the brownies Senator Susan Collins brought to our house. (The Smiley boys recommend leaving out the nuts!)”
Senator Susan Collins’s Brownies
- 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ cup all-purpose white flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Melt chocolate and butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar and eggs, mixing well.
Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan, smoothing the top of the mixture.
Bake at 300°F for 45 to 50 minutes.
Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce on top of each brownie.