Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TWD-Brownies



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.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Yes, calling them the best ever kind of sets them up for skepticism,but yours looks good!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I too thought the middle was a little too gooey. But they did go great with ice cream. And did firm up after a while in the fridge!

Margaret said...

Lots of us made mistakes and they still came out just right. Just for that reason they may be the best ever. Never ever fail!!

Cathleen said...

I too like the taste that cocoa powder offers - I like the mixture of the two. These were good, not my best-ever.

Cher Rockwell said...

I like recipes that use both powder and chocolate - it seems to hit a different note.
These brownies were a very good base for a bowl of ice cream though :-)