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Does anyone have a FOOLPROOF and extremely high quality chocolate brownie recipe??? Seriously, a good one, not the utter SHASH I've just made

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fucking Jamie's brownies my arse angry

I've had to recook the cunts for an extra 45 minutes - after they'd cooled - it's a 25 minute recipe and I had them in for 40 minutes the first time - and all that blether about how you must be careful not to overcook them hmm

And all the internet bother about how they're the best brownies in the world hmm

I've even got gold and silver leaf to put on them for afters (trying out a Christmas prezzie for my sis) and I made it with uber chocolate - Montezumas - and bloody organic butter and flour



Jins Wed 21-Nov-12 16:45:24

I hate the sogginess too

If I wanted to eat raw cake mix I wouldn't put the oven on

Another vote for the Hummingbird regular brownie - level of gooeyness is up to you depending on time in oven, taste delicious but the best bit of all - one of the easiest cake recipes I know that doesn't require any fancy mixing machine or manual (read tiring) creaming! I have repeated several times because you just melt everything and then mix it together!!!

puddock Wed 21-Nov-12 16:49:33

I haven't compared it to the others mentioned, but I've made Nigel Slater's ones a few times and they've come out brilliantly so I've never looked any further smile

DilysPrice Wed 21-Nov-12 16:51:33

There is no such thing as a foolproof brownie recipe, because it's all about the timings and your oven. Are you sure your oven is calibrated right OP?

GinAndaDashOfLime Wed 21-Nov-12 16:56:41

After YEARS of trying and failing to make my own good brownies I sympathise! The only thing that works IME is:
1. Go to shop and buy Betty crocker's brownie mix
2. Follow instructions on the box
3. Take all the credit grin
Dry but still chewy ... Perfect

stigofthelump Wed 21-Nov-12 17:04:09
Have always had great comments about these 'better than sex' etc!
Lovely dry cake top and slightly squidgy inside but not soggy.

Arithmeticulous Wed 21-Nov-12 20:25:46

You can add chocolate, it's very adaptable, and did I mention it's ready in 5 minutes ?

mosaica Wed 21-Nov-12 23:19:36

Wasn't there a thread on here a while ago on Nigel Slater brownies, which were proclaimed quite unanimously the best ever?

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 21-Nov-12 23:21:52

I make mine with Toblerone.

The prism not the poster.

HopeForTheBest Thu 22-Nov-12 10:59:36

mosaica I tried NS's brownies after that thread and can proclaim them completely inedible grin

Brownies I've had in the US have always been pleasantly squishy but never, ever "uncooked", but for some reason they have morphed into something quite different over here.

Jins : If I wanted to eat raw cake mix I wouldn't put the oven on YES YES YES to this!

HopeForTheBest Thu 22-Nov-12 11:01:25

stigofthedump that has to be the longest brownie recipe in the history of the entire universe, no? I can make a decorated, layered chocolate gateau in less steps!

Taffeta Fri 23-Nov-12 11:23:29

A dry brownie? sad

That's like a sad Santa. Honestly. Just make a chocolate cake FFS. Brownies are supposed to be squidgy.

There's a fine line between squidgy and raw, I'll grant you. The very best brownie recipe is Nigel Slater's. I make them a few times a year. You MUST put them in the fridge overnight before cutting them. And then cut them when they are straight out of the fridge and then keep them in the fridge. Hell stick your gold leaf on them in the fridge.The cold solidifies them but they are still squidgy, which is as brownies should be.


Taffeta Fri 23-Nov-12 11:25:27

Ha! x post just saw mosaica and Hope's posts.

thats because you weren't doing it properly

ethelb Fri 23-Nov-12 11:47:00

If its cakey its not a brownie.

Bloody Brits...

RustyBear Fri 23-Nov-12 21:49:13

I have to change my mind from my previous post and say that the best brownies ever are those served at the Ashburton Arms in West Charleton, South Devon.

I have just finished eating one, and they definitely beat every other I have ever tasted.

Unfortunately, I am unlikely to be able to prise the recipe from the cook's hands...

fifegirl75 Sun 25-Nov-12 14:23:56

My favourite...

Do need to cook for nearer an hour though or they are too gooey.

LiviaAugusta Sun 25-Nov-12 20:05:51

These are seriously good! I've used caster sugar instead of dark muscovado too and it makes them lighter but still lovely.

glitch Sun 25-Nov-12 20:16:03

I see I have been beaten to it already. Suzywongs are the best brownies by far.
(where did suzywong go anyway?)

glitch Sun 25-Nov-12 20:17:54

Link to Suzywongs brownies in case you missed it earlier

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