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Aug 7, 2007 06:32 PM

World's best Brownies?

I am looking for a dark rich thick gooey,brownie recipe that also has a crisp crunchy crust,suggestions,if you would be so kind please?

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  1. Here is a recipe for brownies I make at Xmas-if you chill the pan of batter before baking, you will acheive a crispy outside and a very moist inside. Another tip-freeze the cooked brownies before cutting. Cut into small squares as these are very rich.

    1. I found the brownies on chow to be exceptional and fudgy with a crisp crust. Though I must say the best brownies I've had were these:
      The Wednesday Chef: Le Pain Quotidien's Belgian Brownies

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      1. re: digkv

        I do want to try these bcuz of the very low flour content, but then notice the butter, oh my :)

      2. I absolutely loved the brownies discussed on this thread: Also, I tip I learned from a professional baker friend: put your pan of brownie batter into the fridge for an hour or so before putting it into the oven, then you'll get your crisp crust every time. You don't need to do that with the recipe in that thread, but if you have another gooey brownie recipe that you like a lot that comes out crustless, you can try this trick.

        1. I think the secret to fudgy, dense brownies is less flour and carefully watching the bake time making sure that a toothpick comes out with bits clinging to it, not clean. I use 1/2 cup in my recipe and they're amazing, if I may say so myself, made in the pan I melt the butter and chocolate in. Fast, easy and decadent. (the brownies, I mean!)

          1. The Magic Brownies from Zingerman's deli in Ann Arbor are phenomenal. The recipe is at