Ok, so first off I should preface by saying I did not name these the best ever brownies. It is what they are called in the book, Baking With Julia. With that being said, I will say that today's Tuesday's With Dorie recipe is quite delicious, moist and gooey, and full of chocolate flavor as a brownie should be. Would I or you for that matter call them "Best Ever?" Well that's certainly debatable as I'm not sure they indeed live up to the name. After all, I think it's a little tough to call anything the best ever. My mother though, thought they were pretty close to being up there with the best, and she's much more of a chocolate lover than me. I say give them a try and you be the judge because nonetheless they do make for a great holiday treat or gift perhaps. : )
Some notes about the recipe....I suggest using a good quality chocolate as I did as that will definitely make a difference. I used my favorite, Valrhona. In terms of the baking time. I think the book was off in saying 25-28 minutes. I took mine out after 28 minutes and the center was still a bit too raw. They ended up baking another 15 minutes and were still plenty moist in the middle while the edges were more well done. If I hadn't planned on taking them over for my nieces and nephew to enjoy, I might have added some walnuts too. Another suggestion I received was to add chocolate chips. Would have been chocolate overload for me, but the possibilities are endless I suppose. Tis' the season for treats!
The recipe can be found over at A Beautiful Mess or on page 331 in Baking With Julia.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone......