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Oct 26, 2008 05:24 PM

In need of a brownie recipe

DH is craving brownies. Let's just say mine leave alot to be disired. Oh and if they're for high altitude, even better. (I live 7200 ft above sea level) Thanks!

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  1. Hey there, I'm not sure what type of brownies you're looking for, but I've posted a bunch of recipes that I've tried (and liked) on my blog. Hope this helps. :)

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    1. re: Chocolatechipkt

      What a great blog... have added to my google reader list... yum!

      Here is one more recipe. I've made so many times I almost have it memorized:

      1. re: firecooked


        Off to check out your blog now ... :)

      2. re: Chocolatechipkt

        I think I gained about 5 pounds just reading your blog. Those all look so wonderfully decadent. Thanks!

        1. re: Chocolatechipkt

          how did the fine cooking ones work out for you? i prefer a fudgy brownie.

          and slightly off-topic - how did you like the ci macaroons?

          great round-up. off to browse your archives!

          1. re: midtownDiner123

            The CI macaroons are great! They've even converted non-macaroon people, as they're not overly sweet, the way some can be. They are a pain to make (tons of little pyramids), but that'd be the case with any macaroon, I think. :)

        2. Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa has the BEST recipe for brownies. One recipe makes an entire cookie sheet of brownies, so I usually split the recipe. I've added things to it- walnuts, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, crushed Heath bars- and it always comes out delicious. Just Google the recipe.

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          1. re: cheesecake17

            I make a half-recipe of the BC brownies too.

            1. re: cheesecake17


              I double the recipe and freeze the rest. Cut in 1/2" squares, as they are very rich!

              1. re: Funwithfood

                I was thinking to cut the brownies into big squares (3" maybe)- like the kind you get from a deli or bakery. Is three or four too many to give to one person?

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  They are so rich, I've served them in tiny 1/3" bites, which was nice. If you cut them too large, people might not finish them (a tragic waste!). Better to keep them coming back for seconds!

                  1. re: Funwithfood

                    I thought a few large squares would look pretty in a cellophane bag as a gift. I wasn't planning on putting them out in the office kitchen... wouldn't waste such expensive ingredients on just everyone!

                    1. re: cheesecake17

                      those cellophane bags come in all different sizes. use the narrower tall ones, cut the brownies into little bites, and stack more pieces [anywhere from 6-10 depending on thickness] into each bag.

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        Thanks, I'll try that. I'm probably giving brownies to about 20 people.. do you think I should make two recipes or three?

                        1. re: cheesecake17

                          hmmm...well, i've never made Ina's recipe, but i guess it really depends how small you cut them. the recipe clams to make "20 large" brownies, which, by my calculations, would be sightly larger than 2"x 2" each, assuming you use the suggested 13 x 8 pan. so if you cut them into 1-inch squares instead, you'll get 40 pieces out of each batch. 3 batches would yield 120 pieces, which works out to a half-dozen per bag for 20 people, and each additional batch will give you another 2 pieces per bag [e.g. 4 batches would give you 8 per bag].

                          so i'd suggest 3 or 4 batches, to yield 6-8 1-inch squares per bag.

                          hope that helps!

              2. re: cheesecake17

                agree, these are great, and they last quite a while in the refrigerator...

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  I was actually going to make that yesterday, but my local store ran out of unsweetened chocolate. I'll probably be making them tonight. They're on the Food Network's website.


                2. Make the one-bowl brownies on the Baker's baking chocolate box. I make it with 6 bittersweet and 2 unsweetened squares, and add chocolate chips to the batter. I like frosting on brownies so I usually melt chocolate chips on top when they are just out of the oven. They melt. Just smooth them.

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                  1. re: ErikaZ

                    I second Bakers recipe, subbing a fancier chocolate. Probably because that's the recipe my Mom used, but that's my favorite.

                    1. re: coll

                      Another vote for Baker's one-bowl brownies.

                  2. I use this recipe. I have doubled it with no peoblem, as well. The only modification I use is that I put all of the milk chocolate and the butter into a heat proof bowl and set it in the oven as it preheates. It melt in about 5 minutes and then I proceed as directed.


                    peace, jill

                    1. Don't laugh Trader Joe's truffle brownie mix with choc chips is great. I add more chips and everyone loves it. I also love Ina's but it has about three pounds of chocolate in it.

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                      1. re: paprkutr

                        This is my brownie recipe right now, Trader Joes Truffle Brownie Mix with a spoonful of Kahlua and instant espresso powder added in.

                        1. re: coll

                          I have abandoned all my scratch brownie recipes for Trader Joe's Truffle Brownie Mix, which lily I gild with the following FUDGE GLAZE---In a saucepan put 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup butter. Bring to boil and boil for 1 minute by the clock, while stirring. Remove from burner. Dump in 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir until they melt. Pour over the brownies after you take them out of the oven. The fudgey stuff will set up as everything cools. Also I add nuts to the brownie mix.

                        2. re: paprkutr

                          Agreed! That box mix makes some of the best brownies I've ever had. Course, anything with a stick of butter *has* to be good, right?

                          (Here's hoping they don't decide to discontinue these)