3 squares (3 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. shortening
1-1/2 c. granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1/3 c. raspberry jam
Melt chocolate with shortening over warm water (double
boiler); cool slightly. Blend together eggs, sugar, vanilla
and salt; stir in chocolate mixture, then flour. Fold in
walnuts. Turn into well greased 8" square pan. Bake at 325
degrees for 40 minutes. Spoon jam over hot brownies; spread
carefully, let cool. Spread Velvet Chocolate Glaze over
brownies and top with chocolate dipped walnuts if desired.
Cut into 12 delicious bars.
Velvet Chocolate Glaze: Melt 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate.
Blend in 2 tablespoons each butter and light corn syrup.
Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1
teaspoon vanilla; mix well.