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Jan 7, 2007 03:38 AM

The perfect chewy brownie

My search for the perfect chewy brownie finally ended today. I've had this recipe for awhile and finally made it. The brownies get that wonderful shiny, crinkly top that my husband says "makes a brownie a brownie" and they are rich and chocolately and CHEWY!

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  1. This is Nick Malgieri's recipe. I think it's the brown sugar that makes it a great chewy brownie. Thanks for posting!

    1. Yup...they're called "Supernatural Brownies" for a reason!!! :)

      1. Wyf4lyf...I made these tonight, my house has such a delicious aroma of chocolate...they are VERY delicious! Thanks! I may have underbaked them because this electric oven runs hot...but they are so DENSE & sinful! I pulled them out at around 35 minutes, when I notice the sides pulling away from the pan. Can't wait for sons to try them out after the Philly game!

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        1. re: Val

          We are eating the last of the few I kept for our family. Most of the batch went to a bake auction at our church today to raise money for the youth group. The plate of brownies went for $20!
          Glad you're enjoying them. (Congrats Eagles, too!)

          1. re: Val

            I got this recipe from a Nick Malgieri baking class I took at Sur la Table years ago. The recipe was for the half sheet pan double recipe which he says to bake for an hour, but in my notes I wrote that he says that if you are making it in a 9x13 pan, it should bake for only about 35 minutes.

            1. re: roxhills

              I used a glass 13x9 pan and 45 minutes was perfect. The edges had a bit of crunch and the borwnies were perfectly chewy. I know I'm strange, but I really don't like underdone, goopy brownies. :)

          2. recipe says bittersweet or semi-sweet, which did you use?

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            1. re: pamd

              heh,'s this for using up what I had on hand? Had 3 ounces of unsweetened Ghiardelli squares and approximately 1/2 of a 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet morsels....and I didn't change any of the sugar measurements in recipe...these are truly outstanding! Sons totally loving them, too!

              1. re: pamd

                I used 4 oz. Ghirardelli 60% Bittersweet and 4 oz. Ghirardelli Semi-sweet. Perfection. :)

              2. Did you by chance use a glass pan?
                I will make these tomorrow, I'm a true lover of good brownies.