Brownies, Romanian style


Very fattening but is worth it



* 2 1/4 cups white sugar
* 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup of butter or margarine
* 4 slightly beaten eggs
* 2 spoons milk (optional)


Pour sugar into a clean and dry jar. Press down firmly. Add cocoa powder and press down firmly. Pour in chopped nuts, making sure nuts are evenly layered in the jar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into jar and seal. Attach the following directions to the jar: Empty mix into large bowl. Use your hands to mix thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup of butter or margarine and 4 slightly beaten eggs. Mix until completely blended. Spread batter into a lightly greased pan. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan. Cut into 4 cm squares.

(The Romanian name of the dish: Negrese)