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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?


    Do you have a favorite brownie?

    Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    them frosted, or prefer them plain?

    Have a recipe you'd care to share?

    I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.

    Judy


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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On Jan 21, 10:30*am, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >
    > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.
    >
    > Judy


    I vaguely remember some brownies I had back in the late 60's...man,
    they were good!

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    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    "Judy Haffner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >
    > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.
    >
    > Judy


    Just buy the most expensive brownie mix you can find (within reason). Those
    are the best.

    Don't forget to check the expiration date.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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    Christopher M. Guest

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    "Judy Haffner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:21142-4F1B043E-186@storefull-325[email protected]..
    >
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >
    > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.
    >
    > Judy


    But if you really insist on making them from scratch, and you're making
    chocolate brownies, you probably want to use natural unsweetened cocoa
    poweder (not Dutch processed).
    http://www.joyofbaking.com/cocoa.html

    Dutch brownies suck.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On Jan 21, 12:30*pm, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?

    ....

    I think the brownies that Bryan's wife made for me this Christmas were
    among the best I've ever had. Probably a home made mix, and I'm sure
    there was a lot of probably Giradelli chocolate in them, because they
    were the most rich chocolaty and delicious browines I've had in a long
    time!

    John Kuthe...

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Judy Haffner) wrote:

    > Do you have a favorite brownie?



    These are pretty good.

    Barb Schaller's Famous Orgasmic Chocolate Brownies
    Recipe By: Barb Schaller

    Serving Size: 20

    First Place, Minnesota State Fair -- twice.

    1 cup unsalted butter (8 oz.)
    4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (I like Guittard's Oban wafers)
    2 cups granulated sugar (15 oz.)
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
    1 cup chopped nuts, optional (walnuts or pecans)
    1 1/3 cups cake flour (6 oz.)
    1 teaspoon baking powder (maybe 3/4 tsp if the bp is very fresh)
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Move oven rack to center and preheat oven to 350? F. Line a 9x13" metal
    baking pan with parchment paper.

    In microwave oven, on medium-high power, melt butter and chocolate in
    2-quart microwave-safe bowl, about 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Mix
    in granulated sugar, then beat in eggs, one at a time, with wire whisk.

    Mix in vanilla and almond. Stir in nuts. Combine cake flour, baking
    powder, and salt and fold into chocolate. Spread batter in 9x13" pan
    lined with baking parchment and bake in preheated oven at 350?F for
    about 33-35 minutes. Do not overbake; toothpick may have fudgy crumbs
    on it, but not wet batter.

    Cool pan on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing (if you wish)
    brownies from pan.

    Notes: Please, keep the moaning down; it annoys the neighbors. I use
    the baking parchment so the whole can be removed from the pan for easy
    transport to a lucky recipient. You may want to support the bottom with
    cardboard.

    First Place, Plain Brownies, 1997 and 2002 Minnesota State Fairs.

    Adapted from recipe in Cook's Illustrated magazine, March/April 1994.
    Please note that I do use real chocolate, unsalted butter and cake
    flour. If you do not, don't complain to me about it. In fact, don't
    complain to me about it anyway.

    Barb Schaller
    M.A. Gedney Company's State Fair Peach Raspberry Jam and Cherry Jam Lady
    Burnsville, Minnesota
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?


    Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    >These are pretty good.


    >Barb Schaller's Famous Orgasmic
    > Chocolate Brownies Recipe By: Barb
    > Schaller


    >Serving Size: 20


    >First Place, Minnesota State Fair --
    > twice.


    <snipped for length>

    These really do sound GOOD, so thanks for posting this here. It's really
    a different recipe, using almond extract in the batter. I've never seen
    Guittard's Oban Wafers here, so would probably just use the unsweetened
    chocolate squares. I really do want to try them!

    Judy


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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On Jan 21, 10:30*am, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >
    > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.
    >
    > Judy


    This is my favorite brownie recipe. We served these in the
    restaurant. And we made the dessert out of them that is at the
    bottom of the recipe. You can frost them or not....you can use nuts
    or not....I liked them without frosting and with lots of nuts.

    http://hizzoners.com/recipes/cookies...-ever-brownies



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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?


    ImStillMags wrote:

    >This is my favorite brownie recipe. * We
    > served these in the restaurant. * And we
    > made the dessert out of them that is at
    > the bottom of the recipe. * You can frost
    > them or not....you can use nuts or
    > not....I liked them without frosting and
    > with lots of nuts.


    >http://hizzoners.com/recipes/cookies-and
    >-desserts/162-best-ever-brownies


    Thanks, I did print this recipe out, as sure sounds good. They must be
    very chocolaty with the cocoa AND chocolate chips in them. I'd never
    heard of covering brownies with foil like that, after they are baked, so
    will have to try that.

    It didn't say what size pan to use, or else I missed it somehow, but
    would think a 9 13" judging by the ingredients?

    Do you use more nuts in yours, than is called for?

    Yum! the brownie dessert sure sounds good too!

    Judy


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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On Jan 21, 1:30*pm, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >
    > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.
    >
    > Judy


    Here's my brownie recipe.

    1 stick of butter, melted
    1 1/3 cups sugar
    6 tablespoons cocoa
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup toasted pecans

    Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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    meh Guest

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 09:30:22 -0900, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:
    >
    > Do you have a favorite brownie?
    >
    > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > them frosted, or prefer them plain?
    >
    > Have a recipe you'd care to share?
    >


    I don't stray far from the original (same for cheesecake). Make mine
    dark chocolate fudgy brownies - with or without nuts.

    Take a box of the cheapest brownie mix you can find and under bake it
    by as long as you dare, 5-10 minutes. It will be very soft when you
    take it out. Let cool and then refrigerate over night, it will set up
    to be like a soft fudge. Orgasmically good! If you're too chicken to
    try that, follow the recipe directions for chewy/fudge style which is
    pretty much baked through when you take it out. Scatter chocolate
    chips over the top and let the heat soften them (they won't melt and
    the only way you know they're soft is to touch them). When soft (give
    it a minute or two), spread to an even thickness with a knife, let
    brownie cool completely and cut. The crunch of the chocolate is a
    nice juxtaposition to the softness of the brownie.


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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:56:55 -0500, "Christopher M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Just buy the most expensive brownie mix you can find (within reason). Those
    > are the best.


    I go for the opposite end of the expense spectrum, generic brownies
    are great.
    >
    > Don't forget to check the expiration date.


    That's always a good idea.

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    z z Guest

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    I have never really liked them. My coworker makes those "flour-less"
    brownies made with beans and hers are ok. I do remember as a child
    someone served brownies that have the layered frosting on them, with a
    strong mint flavored layer that was white-those I loved because of the
    mint.


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    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    On 1/21/2012 12:49 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > Barb Schaller's Famous Orgasmic Chocolate Brownies
    > Recipe By: Barb Schaller
    >
    > Serving Size: 20
    >
    > First Place, Minnesota State Fair -- twice.
    >
    > 1 cup unsalted butter (8 oz.)
    > 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (I like Guittard's Oban wafers)
    > 2 cups granulated sugar (15 oz.)
    > 4 eggs
    > 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    > 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
    > 1 cup chopped nuts, optional (walnuts or pecans)
    > 1 1/3 cups cake flour (6 oz.)
    > 1 teaspoon baking powder (maybe 3/4 tsp if the bp is very fresh)
    > 1/2 teaspoon salt
    >


    Now if you mixed 8 oz of cream cheese with a beaten egg and 1/4 cup of
    sugar and spooned it over and swirled it into your brownie batter you
    would have something divine.

    gloria p
    who believes cheese improves
    nearly everything


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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:47:26 -0600, [email protected] (z z) wrote:

    > I have never really liked them. My coworker makes those "flour-less"
    > brownies made with beans and hers are ok. I do remember as a child
    > someone served brownies that have the layered frosting on them, with a
    > strong mint flavored layer that was white-those I loved because of the
    > mint.


    I've never thought about flourless brownies before... think I'll try
    that soon. Found a Nestle recipe, which I suppose should be pretty
    good. I'll get more almond meal from Trader Joe's and substitute that
    for the pecans though.
    http://www.meals.com/Recipes/Flourle...ecipeid=143650

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <jffj91$vhv$[email protected]>,
    gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 1/21/2012 12:49 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > Barb Schaller's Famous Orgasmic Chocolate Brownies
    > > Recipe By: Barb Schaller


    > Now if you mixed 8 oz of cream cheese with a beaten egg and 1/4 cup of
    > sugar and spooned it over and swirled it into your brownie batter you
    > would have something divine.
    >
    > gloria p
    > who believes cheese improves
    > nearly everything


    I'll consider it thanks much for the measures!! I've never done it
    because I wasn't sure about an egg and how much sugar. !!
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: What Are The Best Brownies You've Ever Eaten?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Judy Haffner) wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >
    > >These are pretty good.

    >
    > >Barb Schaller's Famous Orgasmic
    > > Chocolate Brownies Recipe By: Barb
    > > Schaller

    >
    > >Serving Size: 20

    >
    > >First Place, Minnesota State Fair --
    > > twice.

    >
    > <snipped for length>
    >
    > These really do sound GOOD, so thanks for posting this here. It's really
    > a different recipe, using almond extract in the batter. I've never seen
    > Guittard's Oban Wafers here, so would probably just use the unsweetened
    > chocolate squares. I really do want to try them!
    >
    > Judy


    You're welcome. There's not much in this world that can't be improved
    with the addition of a little almond extract. I used to use more, but I
    think I like a smaller amount (as above). I order the Oban wafers from
    some outfit online -- in Utah, I think. When I don't have them, I use
    Ghirardelli unsweetened bars.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    Judy Haffner Guest

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    z z wrote:

    >I have never really liked them. My
    > coworker makes those "flour-less"
    > brownies made with beans and hers are
    > ok. I do remember as a child someone
    > served brownies that have the layered
    > frosting on them, with a strong mint
    > flavored layer that was white-those I
    > loved because of the mint.


    I really enjoy good homemade brownies, but do NOT like them from a mix,
    IMO.

    This is the Chocolate Mint Brownies recipe I use and we love them!

    1 cup flour
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 tsp. salt
    4 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 can (16 oz.) chocolate-flavored syrup
    1 cup sugar

    Filling:
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 tbsp. butter
    1/2 tsp. mint extract
    3 drops green food coloring

    Topping:
    1 pkg. (10 oz.) mint chocolate chips
    9 tbsp. butter

    Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium
    speed for 3 minutes. Pour batter into greased 13 x 9" baking pan. Bake
    at 350 for 30 minutes. (top of brownies will appear wet), Cool
    completely. Beat filling ingredients in a medium bowl until creamy.
    Spread over cooled brownies and refrigerate until set.
    For topping, melt mint chips and 9 tbsp. butter in small saucepan over
    low heat. Let cool for about 30 minutes, or until lukewarm, stirring
    occasionally. Spread over filling. Chill before cutting. Store in the
    the refrigerator.
    NOTE: These brownies get moister if you can leave them in the
    refrigerator for a day, or two, but we're never able to do that!

    Judy


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jan 21, 4:15*pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 21, 1:30*pm, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    >
    > > Do you have a favorite brownie?

    >
    > > Do you prefer the cake-like brownies, or more of a "chewy" one? Like
    > > them frosted, or prefer them plain?

    >
    > > Have a recipe you'd care to share?

    >
    > > I've tried many brownies over the years, and don't have just one in
    > > particular that stands out in my mind. I really like the marbled cream
    > > cheese brownies, and also the ones that use Hershey's chocolate syrup in
    > > them. I prefer them with lots of crunchy nuts and also frosted.

    >
    > > Judy

    >
    > Here's my brownie recipe.
    >
    > 1 stick of butter, melted
    > 1 1/3 cups sugar
    > 6 tablespoons cocoa
    > 2 eggs
    > 3/4 cup flour
    > 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    > 1/4 teaspoon salt
    > 1 teaspoon vanilla
    > 1/2 cup toasted pecans
    >
    > Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


    I left out the pan size. Bake in greased 8x8 inch pan.

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