Monday, November 19, 2012

Best-Ever Brownies

Best-ever is a bold statement, especially when it comes to brownies.  

A few years ago, my husband and I lived in Telluride, Colorado, located at nearly 10,000 feet of elevation.  Due to this elevation, I figured I burned a few more calories everyday and therefore could justify eating brownies nearly everyday.  I went on a hunt for the perfect brownie recipe and made batch after batch.  Some years later I finally come upon a close-to- perfect recipe, but I still struggled with the chocolate to butter ratio.  

I have not made brownies recently, maybe because I know my recipe is flawed.   (Maybe because I now live at sea level.)  Why bother with imperfect brownies when I can make perfect cookies?  

So, when our baking group picked this as our next recipe I was certainly curious if they really were the "Best-Ever Brownies".  Luckily for me I am of the fudgey, chewy brownie camp for which this recipe was designed.  (Can't stand cake brownies.)  

The recipe is easy.  Not as easy as most brownie recipes, but then again, these are "Best-Ever" so some work is warranted.   Actually, the biggest challenge with this recipe is the bake time.   The recipe states 25-28 minutes but I swear mine took a good 15-20 minutes longer than that.  They did come out perfectly- not fully set, fudgey with a slightly crunchy top for contrast.  

"Best-ever"?  They were my best-ever. 

Best-ever recipe?  No.  The baking time needs to be more accurate (at least for my oven).  It may take a few more batches to get this recipe to be the best-ever.  Maybe I should move back to Telluride...

Rhiannon- 13 months.  


  1. I'm baking at 5000 feet so I blame most of my failures on the altitude! But this recipe came out almost perfect. I had the right size stoneware pan as suggested. I did cook mine about 7 minutes longer than the 28 minutes suggested. But we called the just about perfect. Since they include so many eggs I just may have one for breakfast tomorrow!

  2. I am enjoying everyone's reaction to the "best ever". It sounds like most of us are naturally skeptical :-)
    Rhiannon is a beauty

  3. It is a bold statement,huh! Your brownie looks good. And I love the fishing lure dishes! I had to bake mine longer as well, but I still felt they were too gooey. Some fridge time helped that.

  4. Great that you loved the brownies. Perhaps not my best ever but they were pretty good. Just need to work out the kinks.

  5. Love how gooey yours turned out... and that photo of Rhiannon is absolutely precious! :)

  6. Telluride ... a beautiful wonderful place. Rhiannon - priceless picture! Blessings, Catherine

  7. Your brownies look wonderful and your girl is soooooo cute!

  8. These were my best ever brownies too! Your brownies look great and your daughter is gorgeous!

  9. Looks tasty! The photo of your daughter is adorable.