Sam Choy's Kitchen recipe: Mom’s Brownies

Sam Choy's Kitchen recipe: Mom's Brownies
(Ivy Nagayama)

1½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups cocoa powder
4 cups sugar
8 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped nuts, your preference
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter a 12x18 jelly roll pan or a baking sheet with sides.  In a saucepan, combine the butter and cocoa powder over medium heat, stirring until melted and combined.  In a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs.  Add the cocoa mixture and mix gently.  Into another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients, mixing until incorporated.  Fold in the nuts.  Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, checking periodically until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let cool, then cut into squares or bars.