This recipe took me by surprise. In modern times of excessive information and a million recipes of everything, the best-ever seemed suspicious to say the least. Another recipe name made to catch my attention.
I mean, a question for food bloggers: who hasn´t made dozens of brownies and still can´t decide which one is the best ever? I can´t. I change my mind all the time. Depends, best-ever compared to what. The fudgiest? the most demanded by friends? the best time-result combination? See? It´s hard to choose one.
And don´t get me started on non-traditional ones like raspberry walnut brownies or a favorite of mine with whiskey and raisins.
These dark beauties are our assignment for the Tuesdays with Dorie group, contributed by Rick Katz. Our host today is Monica of A Beautiful Mess, and you can find the recipe there.
So I set out to make these brownies with a lack of interest that shows in the pics, since I made half a recipe, not wanting to have a dozen average brownies sitting around. So they are thin because I didn´t quite have a half pan for them, also I threw some bittersweet chocolate chips over half of the batter because I assumed they would be too sweet.
It turns out these are extraordinary brownies. The are fudgy, made in one bowl (yes I know the recipe says to mix eggs and half the sugar in another bowl and add them slowly, but there was no way that was going to happen), have a great balance of sugar-chocolate and are so good warm. I couldn´t resist and took a bite before they cooled down completely.
One thing I like is that they are like old-fashioned brownies, the flavor and texture a traditional one should have. According to me of course. I used both chocolates called for in the recipe, unsweetened and bittersweet, and of very good quality. That really makes a difference. It is worth splurging on good chocolate sometimes. I don´t think an average, sweeter chocolate would produce the same brownie.
They were so good, I debated wether to make them again, the whole recipe in the right pan, and take new pics of fat and fudgy brownies. But I didn´t have the time yesterday.
But rest assured this recipe goes into my use-all-the-time folder. And they will be made a lot.
And though I will never settle for just one brownie recipe, their name is very close to being true.