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Am I the only brownie purist? I love me some candy and treats, but for me, nothing beats a well made, simply chocolate brownie - not cakey, but fudgey and moist. And only center pieces please!!:

(Well, with maaaaaybe a scoop of great vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream!!)

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not cakey, but fudgey and moist. And only center pieces please!!

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I am planning to try something with Nutella and brownies, but I haven't yet.
I think my book might have a recipe for that. I'm going to look.

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I would use the same oregano-like ingredient as Alice B. Toklas in her movie.
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cool mom, I have no idea what movie you're talking about...but I think I have an idea

Anyone made brownies for us yet???

I managed to make cookies today (triple chocolate) but no brownies. And the only high I got was a sugar high after eating five of them : bad bad bad bad bad
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Sometimes oregano.

More often, caramel. Small Friend H got us going on that, having topped her brownie with caramel after telling us it was "just too rich."
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Am I the only brownie purist? I love me some candy and treats, but for me, nothing beats a well made, simply chocolate brownie - not cakey, but fudgey and moist. And only center pieces please!!:

(Well, with maaaaaybe a scoop of great vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream!!)

Oh yes, that's my recipe! The coco powder instead of melted really makes it, I think.
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Oh yes, that's my recipe! The coco powder instead of melted really makes it, I think.
You really think so? I'm going to have to do a side by side experiment, because I swear everyone who has ever given me feedback has the opposite opinion.

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Turns out it wasn't my brownie book that had the recipe after all, but I googled and these sounded interesting...

how can you resist a recipe titled Nutella Food of the Gods Brownies?
http://www.grouprecipes.com/4922/nut...-brownies.html

These sounded interesting too
http://alpineberry.blogspot.com/2007...-brownies.html

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One of my favorite recipes when I want it super simple and super chocolatey is available by googling Katherine Hepburn brownies. There are recipes for chocolate and for cocoa versions. I prefer the cocoa one.

Look what I found! http://onceuponatart.blogspot.com/20...roundup-3.html
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not cakey, but fudgey and moist. And only center pieces please!!:
That's perfect. I like the corner pieces.

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That's perfect. I like the corner pieces.

Well, then we can hang!!

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Well, then we can hang!!
In like Flynn. I'll eat the sides. Come on over to my place!
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I made brownies for a coworkers birthday a few weeks ago... stirred chocolate chips into the batter, poured it into the pan then topped it with a homemade maple caramel and swirled it in. Those were the yummiest!

This is by far the best recipe I have found:

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (packed) brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour

preparation
Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Mix butter, chocolate and coffee powder in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally.

Whisk eggs in large bowl to blend. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and salt. Fold in chocolate mixture. Mix in flour (add stir ins here). Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs still attached, about 40 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Cut into 16 squares.

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Am I the only brownie purist? I love me some candy and treats, but for me, nothing beats a well made, simply chocolate brownie - not cakey, but fudgey and moist. And only center pieces please!!:
I am too. I generally bake them and that's it. Though, they do seem to taste better frozen. Which sort of kills my strategy of freezing them so I won't eat them all.

(incidentally I haven't made brownies in a really long time, my recipe is too good and too dangerous...though I do have about a pound of baking chocolate in the cupboard)

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I never bake brownies. I don't know how people can make them and NOT eat the entire pan. I'd make them, taste them (when way too hot) let cool, slice off some more, nibble until I felt queasy. Feel better and then eat more because they tasted too good NOT too. I wouldn't be able to stop slicing away until they were gone. Baked goods like that CALL to me ("eat me! we're still here!" )

I'm so impressed with people who bake and have self-control. I just can't resist any baked goods! And brownies are at the top of my list.

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I never bake brownies. I don't know how people can make them and NOT eat the entire pan. I'd make them, taste them (when way too hot) let cool, slice off some more, nibble until I felt queasy. Feel better and then eat more because they tasted too good NOT too. I wouldn't be able to stop slicing away until they were gone. Baked goods like that CALL to me ("eat me! we're still here!" )

I'm so impressed with people who bake and have self-control. I just can't resist any baked goods! And brownies are at the top of my list.
<mmmffffff, gulp> what?

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DON'T DO IT!!!

Says someone who has no baked good self control.
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