A month ago, my friend Nicci brought over a humble batch of brownies for the Golden Globes, and within one bite, I knew they were some of the best brownies I’d ever had. I don’t say that with exaggeration. These brownies were darn near perfect – chewy on the outside, fudgie on the inside, and bursting with rich, chocolatey goodness. Everything from the texture to the flavor was spot on. What in the world had Nicci done to achieve this brownie nirvana?
The secret, she told me, was in the butter. Brown butter. Behold Bon Appetit’s Cocoa Brownies with Brown Butter — a simple yet fantastic brownie recipe that should become a staple in your repetoire.
These brownies have a wonderfully nutty flavor, thanks to the brown butter, and as an added bonus, they’re super easy to make. No crazy bowls of melting chocolate here. Just a saucepan, a brownie tin, and a few scant ingredients. I’m telling you, I’ve had many, many brownies (including Ina Garten’s famous “Outrageous” brownies), and this recipe might just trump them all.
Something to keep in mind: the brownies cook in an 8×8 pan, which means the yield is only 16 small brownies (they go QUICKLY; so be prepared).
Anyway, I decided to change things up with this post. After polling readers on the B-Side Blog Facebook page, it appeared that there was sufficient interest in seeing an Adventure in Domesticity in motion; so please enjoy the first ever Adventure in Domesticity video! All feedback is very welcome.
And to make these brownies, here is the recipe.