These brownies are delicious, I always get good remarks out of them. The icing on the brownies were not needed because the brownies were so good on their own, but icing does make a difference and makes it more like a cake!
They were VERY tender, moist, with a crispy crust... everything that a brownie can ask for. They weren't overly sweet, or as thick as a brick, they were the perfect combination of everything. And I'm sure the other 72 040 people who saved this on Allrecipes agrees with me.
I found this recipe on Allrecipes, and decided to give it a try. It's called "Best Brownies", and though they were pretty darn delicious, I don't know if they were the best brownies I've ever had. Mainly because I rarely have brownies, but also because this is just one recipes out of a million that I've tried. Hopefully I'll get to another brownie recipe soon and I'll do a comparison.
Adapted from Allrecipes
I made these brownies for my sister's advisory class for her birthday, everyone enjoys cake, and I enjoy baking so what a better excuse to stay up late baking? Especially for your sister because then she has to treat you nicely otherwise she knows you wont do something like this again. But what she doesn't know is that I'll take any excuse to bake.
I'm sorry the lighting it terrible in the above picture
(It's also my camera, I don't have a pro one yet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
I doubled the recipe (except I used 2-3 eggs) and made it into a 9x13 inch brownie. I also added a tablespoon (or more if preferred) to the icing to make it more spreadable since I found that it was too thick to spread. The icing also was VERY sweet, so if you like a less-sweet icing I suggest trying this one instead:
Adapted from Bakingdom, who got it from The Pioneer Woman's recipe "The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever."
This was the icing recipe that I used for the second time I made this brownie. The first time I used the icing recipe that came with the "Best Brownie" recipe, but I decided to change it up for this time and found this alternative recipe that I thought was better!
3/4 cup, plus 2 tablspoons (1 3/4 sticks or 14 tablspoons)unsalted butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder until fully incorporated. Add the milk, vanilla, and salt whisking to thoroughly combine.
3. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until fully incorporated and smooth.
The original recipe said to use nuts in the icing, but I omitted the nuts and just made a plain chocolate icing.
So I challenge you to find a better brownie recipe (perhaps the one from Bon Appetit magazine is better?) and share your thoughts on this brownie recipe, other brownie recipes, and icing recipes.
Don't forget to watch the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast while enjoying your brownies :)