These brownies were baked twice over the weekend. These are the sort that make people have a bite and go ‘swooooon’ or fall in love with you, or both. If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you know that I rarely use superlatives. I had blogged another simple brownie recipe a few years ago and I called them ‘Easiest to make brownies’ – so when I call these ‘insanely good‘ you must know that I am not kidding you. I have resolved to bake these only for others as I, for one, can’t seem to stop at a few bites because the taste of this is like nirvana to my soul.
It’s quite ridiculously good by itself but serving it warm with cold vanilla ice cream is like the literal icing on the cake. Unlike cakes that come with a lot of ways they can go wrong, this one, if you follow the recipe, is quite foolproof and everyone needs one good brownie recipe that can say “Thanks”, “Sorry“, “I love you“, “I want to be your most favourite person” or even, “I want you to become fatter than me“, etc. You know what I mean…these brownies can speak volumes when words fail you 🙂
Before you think I’m that sort of culinary genius who comes up with brownie recipes that can lead to world peace, please hold that thought. This is adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe from her book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, with some tricks from baking forums to overcome the problems I faced with the first batch I baked.
If you’ve baked brownies with butter before and after baking, you might have found that all the butter oozed out of the brownie. Not that this will affect the taste or texture once the brownie is chilled enough in the fridge, but there is a technique by which you can avoid it. This often happens when the flour in the recipe is very less like the one here (just 1/4 cup of flour), so when you incorporate all the ingredients, you need to stir well to emulsify the mix so that the butter is well blended into the rest of the mix. I used this trick in the second batch and it turned out just perfect.
Recipe for Chocolate Almond Brownies
Makes 16 two inch squares
Skill level: Easy-Moderate easy