Do You Like Brownies?

I thought I would share my grandmother's brownie recipe with everyone. It's a fairly basic recipe, but they always came out good.

Meme's Fudgy Brownies

1/2 cup shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)
2 squares Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
I cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.

Blend together sugar, vanilla and shortening. Melt the chocolate (use whatever way you prefer) and blend into mixture. Once the mixture has cooled for a few moments, blend eggs into mixture. (Don't do it when the chocolate is really hot because you don't want to cook the eggs)

Add flour mixture into the other bowl until smooth. Pour into 9x13 pan.

Bake approx. 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Note: My grandmother would double the recipe but did not use a bigger pan. She liked her brownies thick. Who could blame her??

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why doncha just bake some and send them to me?

This is a wicked, evil post which will undoubtedly result in baking this evening. BTW, where's the frosting recipe? If I'm gonna be bad, I wanna be real bad!

If you're real nice, I might give you my buttercream recipe :)