Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Best Brownies

 The Best Brownie Recipe Ever
Really--the best brownie recipe ever? Could that be. There are many types of brownies, chewy, cakey, with nuts, without nut, with add ins, frosted or without frosting. How could one brownie be the best ever. Well I had to try it because I only have 27 brownie recipes on my blog and I certainly could use another.
This recipe called for browned butter--already moving up the scale fast. It uses cocoa--another plus as I always have some in the house. The recipe is made in one pan, sounding better all the time. The recipe did call for almonds but I had some roasted peanuts which I thought would go well with the nutty flavor of the browned butter. Well--are they the best ever? I served them at girls weekend and had many harsh brownie critics. They all gave this recipe a thumbs up! So yes go ahead and try it. See if it is your Best Brownie Recipe Ever!

The Best Brownie Recipe Ever
10 tablespoons butter, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, chilled
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts or walnuts
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until foaming stops and brown bits form on the bottom of the pan--watch closely and stir often. Brown butter turns to black butter in seconds! Remove from heat, immediately add sugar, cocoa, water, salt and vanilla. Stir to blend.  Let cool for 5 minutes.
Add the eggs to the hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. 
When the mixture looks thick and shiny add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Fold in nuts.
Line a 8 inch square pan with foil leaving a 2 inch overhang. Spray foil with Pam. Spread thick batter in pan. Bake at 325 for 25 to 30 minutes.
 Check brownies by inserting toothpick, a few moist crumbs might stick to the toothpick. Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang lift brownies from pan. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Is it your Best Brownie?? I found recipe on The Tasty Fork who found it on Bon Appetit 
Printable Recipe

1 year ago--------Thai Chicken Pizza

2 years ago-------Party Chicken Salad Sandwiches
3 years ago----- -Peanut butter Bars--Scott's favorite treat of all time!!
4 years ago-------Broccoli Salad

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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, it seems that one cannot have enough brownie recipes, ever - actually I like the idea of adding peanuts instead of almonds and using browned butter in this recipe, that must make them taste even more wonderful! Delicious looking treat! I also wanted to thank you for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate your support and I am always looking forward to hearing from you!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Uh, oh...another must try brownie! These look spectacular, Cindy!!! xo

Kayte said...

It certainly looks like a contender from where I am sitting, full of those things the guys love in a brownie. Will give this a try for the Memorial Day picnic this year...I knew I could count on you to have something really tasty and good looking for the picnic!

YinMom YangMom Allie said...

They sound quick and easy and they look delish! Seems like the perfect recipe to me! Thanks for sharing :)

Debra Eliotseats said...

Now that is a bold statement but I agree, these look like the best brownies ever. (I have a similar go-to recipe!) I will have to try this because I melt my butter in the microwave and make this a one-bowl kind of recipe. Browned butter sounds amazing!

Flourchild said...

I love love brownies! These look really good and especially all the nuts! Thanks for sharing. You must try those cherry bars..they are to die for:) I was sad when they were all gone!

Suhaina said...

Wow these looks yumm. .sure will try it.

Unknown said...

I know these are good because I've tried another awesome recipe with a similar cooking method, where you melt the butter first and then add in the other ingredients. I've never tried browning the butter though--I bet that tastes amazing!

Delectably Green said...

I've had trouble with brownies in the past - I'll have to try your gorgeous recipe - these certainly look spectacular!
Mary x

Beth said...

This looks like my favorite brownie recipe - was it an Alice Medrich recipe? Brown butter makes everything better!

Unknown said...

Yumm! I love a good brownie. I will have to try this one with walnuts. I think 10:30 is late enough in the morning for chocolate. What do you think? Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Girl with a Goal said...

They certainly look like some of the best brownies. I'll let you know if they really are when I make them...soon!

Unknown said...

I'm featuring these this week on Great Idea Thursday's! I can't wait to try them :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Katrina said...

Those do look like great brownies. I'm a sucker for trying all kinds, too. I need to check to see if I've made those before though. ;)

christine said...

hi,i like to ask what is the difference if i use a room temp egg rather than those cold ones?? thankyou

Cindy said...

Hi Christine--most recipes call for room temperature eggs. Take the eggs out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before starting your recipe. or put the eggs in a cup of hot water for about 5 minutes--that will get them to room temp.

Cindy said...

Hi Christine--in this recipe I assume cold eggs are used to help cool the hot butter.