Like lots of people, we have our own favorite brownie recipe. It's called "Susan's Secret". At first this recipe seemed similar. But it was just different enough to be... well... different.
This is Susan. She's not the one for whom Susan's Secret was named. But she was named after the one for whom Susan's Secret was named. If you followed that, you're good. So it seemed appropriate that she was home from school to try this recipe.
I shall now confess to a bias against real butter in brownies. In general I love butter. It's one of my favorite things in life. But when it comes to brownies, I want a cleaner chocolate taste. To me, butter has a flavor of its own that detracts from chocolate. So, I use margarine in brownies (quell horrors!). Yes, you read that right. However, I stayed true to this recipe, used real butter, and regretted it in the end.
Had a heck of a time getting these things done. Baked them well past the suggested time. A knife came out clean, but after cooling and cutting, they were clearly still raw. Don't get me wrong, we like underdone. But these were just plain raw. So back in the oven they went, even though there was already a pumpkin pie baking.
If you want to try the recipe for Best Ever Brownies, it can be found here. And the other bakers' links are here.
I was on the way to Home Depot to buy some wreaths for the church when I spotted this week's shoe in the road. Sitting there pretty as you please all by itself.