Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Whenever a recipe claims to be the "best ever," I think it sets itself up for failure.  So I didn't set my expectations too high for this recipe.  I always prefer a brownie made with cocoa powder (because I always have cocoa powder on hand and it's more economical) and I just like the more rounded taste of a brownie made with cocoa powder.  So this recipe had 2 strikes against it before I even started baking.  Then throw in bad recipe reading on my part (forgot to add the butter until the end) and this recipe seemed doomed.  But despite all that, these turned out good.  I probably wouldn't make them again because I already have a favorite brownie recipe and I rarely have both bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate in the pantry at the same time.  If I were to make them again, I would bake them longer than the 27 minutes that I baked them.  I thought the center was a little too ooey-gooey, but my family liked that part.  So if this were a movie rating, I would give this recipe 3 stars out of 4.