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Nov 20, 2012

Best-Ever Brownies | Tuesdays with Dorie

This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie group is baking a brownie recipe titled "Best-Ever Brownies" from the book Baking with Julia

This recipe involves melting chocolate and lots of butter, adding some sugar to the chocolate butter mixture, slowly adding half of the four eggs and sugar to the chocolate, whipping the other half of the eggs and sugar into a frothy concoction, folding it into the chocolate, and then folding in the flour and salt. Phew! I had to read the recipe several times just to make sure I was doing it right. Not your typical brownie recipe. 

The recipe calls for a 9 inch square pan, preferably ceramic or glass. Really? Another piece of cookware this cookware junkie with a pan habit does not have? 

I do have an enameled cast iron 9 inch square pan, so I went for it even though cast iron stays hot for quite awhile, and the brownies are supposed to cool in the pan.

I really couldn’t tell by the instructions how to determine if the brownies were done, so I pulled the brownies out at 28 minutes (the max amount of time according to the recipe) even though they were kind of liquid in the middle but set on top. I figured that the pan would stay hot and continue to cook. 

So.. are these the Best-Ever Brownies? 

They are really good actually. They are super fudgy, not at all cakey, but not necessarily chewy. A little goes a long way. While the knife inserted into them to test for doneness came out coated in batter, once the brownies cooled, they came together. I'm not sure if it was the pan or the 6 ounces of chocolate bar in the recipe. If you make this recipe, definitely allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting them.

Would I make them again? Yes!

You can find the recipe on Monica's A Beautiful Mess blog. It's a really sweet blog by the way. For more information about Tuesdays with Dorie, click here

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  1. What a beautiful presentation of your deep, dark, fudgy, chocolaty "Best- Ever Brownies"!

  2. A 9" enameled cast iron pan? As another cookware junkie, I'm envious! Your brownies turned out beautifully, deliciously fudgy looking!

  3. Lovely, lovely fudge-y brownies! They look a lot like what my grandmother makes for Christmas. Very nice, and better-looking than mine, I think!

  4. Your brownies look like fudge wrapped in a think layer of cake. Beautiful job!

  5. Your brownies look great. And they cut so nicely.

  6. Beautifully done - such nice fudgy centers :-)
    There is always room for another pan in the collection, just sayin'

  7. very yummy moist and chocolaty brownies

  8. Your brownies look so perfect! Love the picture of them in the pan.

  9. Delicious looking fudge brownies. Beautiful photography.

  10. Those are perfect pics of these brownies in all they fudyness!!

  11. They are definitely looking good to me:) Would love to have a piece right now:)


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