Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help think “best ever” claims just invite trouble!
I mean, we’re all different, with different taste and preferences…
It’s what makes life interesting.
However when it comes to these brownies, I kinda sorta feel the claim is justified.
These really were the best brownies I’ve ever had!
And I’m not even a chocolate lover.
I followed the recipe to the letter.
I knew these brownies were meant to be gooey and fudgey so I fought my natural inclination to keep cooking them until I felt comfortable.
I took a deep breath and removed them from the oven at 28 minutes.
I figured my husband and kids fight over cake batter, so barely baked brownies would not go to waste!
I did not expect to love these so much!
And we all agreed the wet gooey bits were far superior to the better cooked cakey edges.
I used 2 ounces of Cadbury Milk Baking Chocolate and 4 ounces of Lindt 70% cooking chocolate.
So I’m not sure if my milder, sweeter choice in chocolate made a big difference.
But I’ll be definitely making these again.
The entire tray was gone by the next day!
If you would like to try these for yourself, Monica from A Beautiful Mess is this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia host and has the recipe available on her site!
November 21, 2012 at 1:00 am
glad they were the best ever for you!
I had a few issues with mine – so unfortunately not. But well done on yours!
November 21, 2012 at 1:42 am
They were a hit with me too. They look great!
November 21, 2012 at 2:49 am
Yours came out nice! very gooey- I am like you, I can’t stop myself from letting them bake longer. Good for you that you took them out- mine were too cake-like. I’ll make again and bake them exactly 28 minutes.
November 21, 2012 at 3:15 am
Your “Best-Ever Brownies” look so fabulous – chocolaty and fudgy and perfect, just the way brownies should look like. It is really nice to read that you and your family enjoyed these so much!
November 21, 2012 at 4:18 am
Oh my God! I think I died and went to heaven. Thank you so much for sharing!
November 21, 2012 at 7:44 am
So glad that you absolutely loved these! The fudgy center looks amazing! 🙂
November 21, 2012 at 9:01 am
Wow – it sounds like they were a hit for sure 🙂
These were not our best ever, but they did earn praise from my chocolate eaters.
November 21, 2012 at 9:26 am
I love how crumbly and gooey your brownies look. I was surprised at how much we like these – so glad you did as well.
November 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Brownies are a beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing.
November 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm
These were a big hit in my house too! Yours look fabulous…just the right texture!
November 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm
I loved them too! I made little mini-brownie bites but your pictures are really awesome, makes me want to scoop that brownie right off the page! Great job. Catherine http://www.praycookblog.com
November 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm
mmmm the brownies look so moist and delicious!! i can see why these are the best brownies ever! 🙂
November 22, 2012 at 1:46 am
I loved these too! They definitely satisfied my PMS-y chocolate craving! I was confused by everyone in the P & Q complaining that it took so much longer to bake them than the recipe says when in the recipe it specifically states that they should be barely set. Hellllloooooooooo everyone, chocolate lava cake-y brownies are where it’s at! 🙂
November 22, 2012 at 3:38 am
I too was a bit concerned about the 28 minute baking time because they looked extremely gooey at the 23 minute mark. Kudos!
November 24, 2012 at 3:23 am
The name “Best Ever” is hard to claim about anything, I agree! Glad you liked the gooeyness!
November 24, 2012 at 5:16 am
Oh! Yeah! These are definitely go to brownies. Loved the fudgyness of them. I baked mine about 10 minutes longer and that was just right.
November 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm
They look so very decadent!