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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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LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Wed 21-Nov-12 15:43:54

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



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

Link to Suzywongs brownies in case you missed it earlier

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?)

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.

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

My favourite...

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

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...

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

If its cakey its not a brownie.

Bloody Brits...

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

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.


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!

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!

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

I make mine with Toblerone.

The prism not the poster.

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?

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 ?

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.

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

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?

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

StuckInTheFensAwayFromHome Wed 21-Nov-12 16:47:36

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!!!

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

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Wed 21-Nov-12 16:44:40

"I gave up on every brownie recipe I'd ever tried (couldn't stand the basic uncooked stickiness of them"

<sighs> with relief - glad it's not just me.

I like the look of your recipe Hope.

HopeForTheBest Wed 21-Nov-12 16:41:43

I gave up on every brownie recipe I'd ever tried (couldn't stand the basic uncooked stickiness of them and the amount of butter made me heave) and now use this:

250g plain flour
100 - 150g sugar (depends how sweet you want them)
200ml milk
100ml oil
50g top quality cocoa
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
200g finely chopped chocolate (milk or plain as you prefer)

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together (inc. egg). Mix all ingredients together grin
Bake in lined tin on 180° for 20mins and bob's yer uncle, you have brownies which are moist and chocolately yet firm enough to cut into squares etc.

DharmaBumpkin Wed 21-Nov-12 16:39:46

I third the Hummingbird Bakery ones... Divine.

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Wed 21-Nov-12 16:38:46

And while I'm ranting - I also made Fiona Cairn's gilded chocolate tiffin today - it was on the amazing cakes programme on saturday.

DONT BOTHER unless you want a tiny amount of petit fours for a dinner party - it makes the smallest amount of tiffin possible - it did not fill the tin she recommended, it half filled the bottom - it's basically chocolate pistachio nuts. Lovely for a dinner party but not a proper chocolate tiffin.

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Wed 21-Nov-12 16:35:34

The proportions of Mary Berry's and Suzy's are much better and Mary Berry's is cooked for twice as long, uses self raising (which must make it lighter and airier than the ones with plain flour) - and crucially Mary Berry's says the skewer comes out clean - unlike all the others where the inside is wet.

I'm going to try Mary Berry's -even though there's no melted chocolate in it but instead it has 100g grams of choc chips.

LivingInAPinkBauble Wed 21-Nov-12 16:29:24

They are only gooey in the middle and then not really. The outside is crisp and dry.

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