When I first made these for our picnic in the park, I forgot to take the final photo. So I had to make another batch. Poor us. We had to eat two batches of these delicious fudge brownies. This recipe comes from my mom, and they are the only brownies I had growing up, which probably explains why I can’t eat brownies that come in a box and/or brownies that restaurants serve. None of them can measure up to this goodness.
So people can be really picky about their brownies. Some people like them fluffy and cake like and other people like them gooey and some people like them dense and fudgy. My mom’s are more dense than chocolate cake, but not too dense. They have the right amount of fudge and fluff. And there’s just a sprinkling of walnuts. Just a sprinkling. So you get a little surprise crunch sometimes.
Protip: Line your baking pan with greased parchment paper or foil or something that will allow you to lift the whole baked brownie square out at the same time. It’s a lot easier to slice brownies from the rest if they are out of the pan, than in the pan. [Read more...]