The butterscotch brownies in Aunt Dimity's Good Deed are my true favorites (so far) because they're incredibly sweet, they require only one bowl, and they're virtually foolproof. A kind woman brought some to me when I was visiting a bookstore in Michigan. She confessed, rather shamefacedly, that she'd left them in the over 45 minutes too long. Happily, she had nothing to be shamed about--they were delicious. As I said: foolproof!
Preheat oven to 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
Makes 16 brownies.
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Butter a 9-inch square cake pan. Mix all of the
ingredients together in a large bowl, combining them
well. Spread mixture
in the cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until dry on top and almost firm to the touch. Let cool for 10-15 minutes, then
cut in 2-inch squares.
Reprinted from AUNT DIMITY'S GOOD DEED by Nancy Atherton by permission of Penguin Books, a member of Penguin Putnam, Inc. Copyright 1996 by Nancy T. Atherton. All rights reserved. This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.