Best-Ever Brownies

Many years ago, when I dabbled in baking (and I was NOT very good), I found a recipe in Maidia Heatter’s cookie book (name now forgotten) in which she claimed that they were the ‘best brownies ever!’

So, I made them.

Then I entered them in a bakeoff contest (something I had never done) because I was convinced that if these were the ‘best brownies ever’ then I was sure to win a bakeoff.

Right?

Wrong.

Of course I didn’t win.

I did not win because all brownies are the ‘best ever’ unless you have a preference for super moist over cakey. Or you hate chocolate (blondies don’t count as a brownie in my land. . . )

I also did not win because I was a darned awful baker and entering a contest on a whim, well, it had to be beginner’s luck (which wasn’t in my corner at the time.)

However, in the present I can say that these turned out pretty darn good. I added walnuts because the man in the house casually mentioned the organic walnuts in the freezer (hint, hint) and so I threw them into the batter.

After they cooled I sliced them up, wrapped them and threw them in the freezer to take to family on Thanksgiving. Only I forgot to take the photo of them looking nice on a plate. So I pulled them out and unwrapped one and here’s the picture.

Best-Ever Brownies

Best-Ever Brownies: Packed for the freezer

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! 

And if you can’t have pumpkin pie – have a brownie because there are

NO BAD BROWNIES!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Heh, I like that you say there are no bad brownies – how very true! These were pretty darn good, maybe not the best ever (I’d probably save that for my grandmother’s own!), but definitely tasty.

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  2. Posted by teaandscones on November 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    These were soooo good. Good for you for trying in a competition.

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  3. Glad these turned out for you! I would rather have a brownie than pumpkin pie myself. :)

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  4. Doesn’t matter about winning the contest…you had fun, right? Thank God for the freezer to keep food ‘on hold’ till needed. I agree with you, it depends on the type of brownie one likes which makes them ‘the best.’

    Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/twd-baking-with-julia-best-ever-brownies-by-rick-katz/

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