Take a break this afternoon and make these delicious brownies that have been county fair winners since 1969. Follow the directions exactly and everyone will be jealousing over your brownies. They should be gooey on the inside with a flaky crisp surface. DO NOT use less sugar!

1/2 cup butter
3.5 oz. bittersweet cooking chocolate
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional but favorable)

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat and set aside to let cool. Beat the eggs rigorously. Blend in sugar, vanilla, and chocolate mixture (cool but still liquidy). Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into chocolate mixture. Add nuts. Spread in greased baking dish 11 x 7 x 1.5 inches. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven for 25 min. Cool in pan before cutting.