4 ounces chopped unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla (use the real stuff)
3 lightly beaten eggs
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Optional: 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
Optional: 1 cup lightly toasted nuts &/or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9 x 9 pan.
Melt chocolate & butter in microwave for 2:15 minutes and stir.
Stir in sugar, then vanilla, then eggs, then salt, espresso powder (optional) & flour.
Stir in nuts &/or chocolate chips if you so desire.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 33 – 36 minutes (until center is just set).
Cool & cut into squares.