I need a really good brownie recipe - have to make a sweet dish for dds school and she has to take it on the bus so it needs to be fairly indestructible (ie no icing etc) and definitely no nuts. I figure brownies would be appreciated but haven't made them in years - who does the best recipe? Nigella?
My recipe is almost the same as Calm's but has chunks of dark choc and walnuts instead of the choc fingers and white choc.
Best tip I have for brownies is to cut when cooled with a disposable plastic knife, the sort you get for picnics or with take-away food. It really works and you don't lose loads of brownie crumbs that you have to wipe off and scoff yourself on the bread knife.
Thank you all. In the end I did Donna hay's raspberry spiked brownies with freeze dried and fresh raspberries. Fortunately they wouldn't all fit in the boxes so there were a few left for quality control
Do any of these brownie recipes make brownies with a thick, crunchy crust? I've been trying to get my brownies to turn out like this with no luck. I can get a glossy shiny top but it's more papery than crunchy IYSWIM
Mary Berry's are the best ever (from the Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake book). I can't find the recipe online so reluctant to type it all out, however I'm sure I could copy and send it, if you can't find it either!
I make mine in the style of Katharine Hepburn ("Never give up, be yourself, and don't put too much flour in your brownies") although, alas, the kids object to the walnuts so I usually have to leave those out: Katherine Hepburn's brownies
Absolutely definitely Nigella's brownies from her Domestic Goddess book. They are so easy. Even better adding Oreo cookies broken in halves and quarters on the top just before putting in the oven. Just cook the exact 25/35 mins (can't remember without looking) and take it out. It will be done. Overcooking is the death of a good brownie batch.