They kind of drive me nuts.
Now, that doesn't mean that I am not guilty of using them; but over all, they seem overly "dramatic" and my inner Sheldon wants to jump out and challenge the "superlativer".
I think that part of this natural skepticism arises from dealing with teen-aged daughters for too many years...
"Mom, EVERYONE in school is doing X, Y, Z..."
"Mom, I am the ONLY ONE in school who doesn't have..."
"Mom, NO ONE EVER does this...."
"I ALWAYS pick up after myself..."
Okay, so I am probably a
Anyhoo, when this week's recipe touted a "best ever brownie", the little Sheldon in my head started questioning the merits of this "best ever brownie" - what made it the "best ever"????
The only thing that could be done was give it a try.
It was an interesting recipe. For a brownie.
Eggs were separated and given two different treatments. Fussy steps, but if they produced the best ever brownie, then who am I to judge?
I did line my baking dish with parchment - since the recipe said to use an ungreased pan... Ungreased pans and I have a history (not a good one). So, I did the needful. In this case, parchment was the needful.
Other than extending the baking time (an extra 20 minutes or so beyond the time specified in the recipe), all seemed to go as planned. The brownies were dutifully allowed to cool in the pan. The parchment sling did its job well - no stickage. Sliced them up and hunted down a test subject.
Verdict? They were good.
Best ever? Not our best ever, but I am sure they could find a home as someone else's best ever. It was a solid recipe - on the fudgy side - a trait that I find appealing.
My personal belief is that they are best enjoyed warm, with ice cream and plenty of hot fudge...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for the "Best Ever Brownies" can be found over at the site of this week's host Monica, of A Beautiful Mess.
For everyone celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday this week, have a safe and enjoyable holiday!