RECIPE: HOMEMADE BROWNIES

For years I subscribed to the theory that you simply cannot make brownies from scratch that are as good as those from the box. It's true and I’m absolutely ashamed to admit it. Then, thankfully, one day I woke up. Realizing that everything is better from scratch than from a box (really, who was I kidding?), I started to search for the perfect brownie recipe, one that would blow that box out of the water. This one has been my go-to for a few years now.

homemade brownies
homemade brownies
homemade brownies

It’s rich and decadent with that perfect delicately crisp top layer. I’ve made it both with walnuts and without and it’s divine either way (personally, I like nuts so we add them whenever they’re on hand; the toasted flavor pushes it over the edge into nirvana).

Be sure to have cold milk on hand. You’re going to need it.

Post by guest blogger: Meredith Church from Lily Jane

27 comments:

Pink Lady said...

those brownies look so delicious! *yummy*
my mouth is watering!
have a beautiful day! ♥

Kim {Paper Lovely} said...

Now those look downright scrumptious! I'm hoping to do some baking this weekend...maybe I'll just have to add brownies to the lineup!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! so delish! I'll have to try them! happy friday!

Anabel Fournier said...

they look so moist and yummy!

Joanna Goddard said...

these look AMAZING! thanks so much for the recipe recommendation. xo

Tracey said...

You are killing me. If i had the ingredients i would be making right now instead of writing this...for future ref. Does anyone know what a cup or 2 sticks of butter is in gramms or ounces?

C said...

I like nuts but somehow, I can never ever have them in my Brownies! These look fudgey & delicious!

Meredith said...

Thanks, everyone. They are delicious.

@ Tracey: 2 sticks of butter is 8 ounces or 227 grams (I think on the grams). Positive on the ounces, though. Hope that helps!

Alie said...

Thanks for the recipe! I too have believed for many years that boxed brownies were supreme. I can't wait to try this recipe for my hubby - he can eat an entire pan in minutes!

sara, designers call said...

These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

merciblahblah said...

Y-U-M. That recipe looks very similar to my mom's, which I have always thought to be the best (and I'm astounded that people think box brownies are better than scratch)! Maybe my family is weird (okay, we are) but from the time I was a kid, we have always eaten our brownies hot from the oven with butter on them. Everyone has always looked at us like we're nuts, UNTIL THEY TRY IT. Soooo good.

Merci!
Shannan

Wahzat Gayle said...

Now I have to go make brownies.. those look spectacular!

Kelly said...

I am huge fan of the Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies recipe. Google it. You won't regret it. They're intensely chocolately and crazy good.

sherryyo said...

So funny, I just made brownies for the first time in a long, long time and made them from a box. I thought it was surprisingly delicious too, so you're not alone! I will have to switch to this recipe though.

Chiara said...

Oh my.... that looks amazing I am now craving one!!! For me, no brownie is complete without nuts :)
xoxo
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Ann said...

I love homemade brownies. So much better than box-made brownies, and so easy! Such lovely photos too.

Patty said...

My favorite brownies are from Moosewood. But so much butter and so many eggs--I have to compromise a little, not that brownies could ever be health food. I think yours are even richer! I think gingerbread from a box is about as good as from scratch. Pie crusts are something I make that people rave about--many are afraid to try and make them, but they are so much better.

Ines said...

Looks delicious!!

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Kate said...

Yum - those brownies look perfect! I love when they're kind of crispy on top.
xx

Sweet Freak said...

But it's not even 11 in the morning and now I'm starving! (Someone just saw me lick my computer screen...)

Anna M said...

just discovered your blog (better late than never) and absolutely love it! Anna M x

Melissa Blake said...

My mouth is watering just looking at those photos!! :)

Kristina said...

Oh they look sooooo good!
Thanks for sharing, viele Gruesse, Kristina

Holly Hatam said...

I MUST HAVE ONE NOW!

Danielle said...

Mmmmmm those look good.

Hannah said...

*gasp*
ooooo, pretties!!!
I might have to give them a whirl.

Sean Seaglles said...

Absolute yummy!
Can't wait to try them out.

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