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Brownies Who has the best Recipe

nbermas Feb 2, 2008 12:21 PM

Love decadent and a mix of bittersweet and dark?? Any suggestions?

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    saucydiva Feb 3, 2008 01:04 PM

    Last Christmas I did a blind taste test of ten different brownie recipes by sending unmarked samples to friends and family and having them vote for their favorites. The undisputed winner was Katharine Hepburn's brownie recipe (it's readily available online). It has the advantage of being very simple, too. Second place was awarded to Martha's classic brownies. After that, opinions varied widely.

    Other recipes in the mix included Ina's brownies, Nigella's 3 chocolate brownies, Zingerman's brownies, Giada's recipe that is doctored-up boxed mix, Dinah Shore's legendary brownies, the recipe on the Hershey's cocoa can, and the recipe on the back of the Baker's Chocolate box. And one more I can't remember.

    All the recipes I prepared do NOT include baking powder or baking soda, because my family believes in dense, fudgy brownies as opposed to cakey ones, so there was no way one of those fluffy ones could have won the contest. :)

    Seriously, try Katharine's brownies. They are outstanding.

    1. yayadave Feb 2, 2008 07:14 PM

      I found a copy of the recipe for our "go to" brownies at this place.
      http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1610,1...
      The only difference is that we toast the chopped nuts and we think it makes a difference in the final taste.

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        QSheba Feb 2, 2008 06:36 PM

        These have been renamed "Voodoo Brownies" in my house...and no one can stop eating them. Such a delicious, buttery, chocolaty flavor with just a hint of freshly grated nutmeg...

        http://www.oprah.com/foodhome/food/re...

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          eatmyfood Feb 2, 2008 03:32 PM

          These are the best brownies. Make sure to store them in the refrigerator. When you take them out and leave them at room temperature for about 10 minutes, they are outrageous. The coffee powder is the key ingredient. I use espresso powder for an extra kick.

          http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_23629,00.html

          my blog http://www.dinnersforayear.blogspot.com

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            mdepsmom Feb 3, 2008 11:15 AM

            That is my go-to brownie recipe, as well. The recipe makes a ton. I use Ina's oreo variation (called Outrageous Oreo Brownies; I got the recipe from O magazine years ago) and they are fabulous.

          2. Antilope Feb 2, 2008 02:35 PM

            Many people say that Ghirardelli Award Winning Brownies are one of the best:

            Ghirardelli Award Winning Brownies
            http://groups.google.com/group/rec.fo...

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