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.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
And if you can’t have pumpkin pie – have a brownie because there are
NO BAD BROWNIES!