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Lowney's brownies

Note: The Walter M. Lowney Co. was a Boston chocolate manufacturer. The 1912 recipe, as published below, did not specify cooking temperature, pan size or number of servings. For this story, McNamee baked the brownies in an 8-by-8-inch pan for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. He used 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate. Makes about 16 brownies.

½ cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 squares Lowneys premium chocolate

2 eggs

½ cup nutmeats

½ cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter. Add the remaining ingredients, spread on a buttered sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into squares as soon as taken from the oven.

Walter M. Lowney Co.

Nutrition facts per serving: 162 calories, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 17 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 86 mg sodium, 0 g fiber