These didn't turn out well for me. I followed the directions exactly and ended up with very dry, hard brownies. The top was very crunchy. Never had something turn out so weird before. They sure sounded good. Thanks.
Hi Virginia...I made your brownies today, after reading all the great reviews, I just had to see what all this fuss was about, and now i know...well, what more can I add that has not already been said...these are actually the best brownies that I have ever made...this is what a brownie should taste like...moist, soft, and with a rich chocolate flavor...made them exactly as stated... I added 1 cup chocolate chips, and 2 Tbsp Kahlua (that I had left over from Christmas, with the vanilla)... baked it on the middle rack, so they would not get too over done on the bottom...they turned out wonderful, so good that they really don't even need any frosting, but we my DH and my son love frosting so I will add it on the brownies. Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful recipe, I will be making these again very soon. :-)
These brownies were alright. I never made brownies in this kinds of method, so I was excited to try it. I followed the directions exactly and when the brownies were cool enough to cut, well lets just say it was struggle to get my knife through it. The taste was average, not moist, on the dry side. I was planning to put the leftovers in the kids lunches the next day and they were hard as bricks and had to dump them. I will keep looking....
I was really excited to try this recipe after so many great reviews, however the brownies didn't meet my expectations. I followed the recipe exactly, so I don't know what went wrong. My roommate and I both said that they weren't "chocolatey" enough for our taste. My roommate even made the comment that they seemed to have a bad aftertaste. I'm glad that others have found their perfect brownie recipe. As for me, I am still looking!
I have made a lot of brownie recipes, and this one stands head and shoulders above the rest! So very simple to prepare, using Virginia's excellent instructions. Even mixing the batter by wooden spoon is simple because you are adding in only portions at a time. I omitted the nuts as I will be offering these to my son who doesn't like nuts in his brownies (I love them and would have added walnuts - next batch, I will!). Brownies were ready and baked in exactly 30 minutes. I will keep this recipe in my Make Again Collection! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us, Virginia!
Family didn't give this top marks, brownies were fudgy but not moist but dry, flavour was ok. Followed instructions, not sure if I made an error by mixing in mixer, perhaps over-mixing (if I should have mixed by hand ??). Sent and email to chef with no reply. Found another recipe which is even simpler on Zaar #51225 which the family really enjoyed today !!
These are soooo good! I used margerine instead of shortening & they still turned out great. Thanks.
I am absolutely SPEECHLESS! These are by far the BEST brownies I have ever tasted!! Thank you so much Virginia - I think I shall be making these until I'm a little old lady. If you haven't made these yet, DO IT - TODAY!!!!
I followed this recipe exactly and they did not turn out. My kid wouldn't even finish chewing it. Not sure what happened but we won't be making these again.
Not at all chewy. Not chocolatey enough for us. Dry. Will not make again. Sorry. I know this recipe has received many great reviews, but I cannot rate as highly as they all have.