TWD: Baking With Julia – Best Ever Brownies

by Jessica on November 20, 2012

Best Ever Brownies from My Baking Heart

Another attempt in my never-ending quest to find the perfect brownie… today’s TWD features Julia’s ‘Best Ever Brownie’.

While they didn’t end up as our ‘perfect’ one, it’s definitely a brownie to be reckoned with. The preparation is a little different in that the egg whites are whipped before being added to the batter, but oddly enough, this doesn’t provide you with a cakey brownie. They left the oven super-fudgy, nicely dense and were the perfect sweet treat as we waited in line for Breaking Dawn, Part II… our final annual ‘Midnight Movie’ outing. :)

Best Ever Brownies from My Baking Heart

Our hostess for the week is Monica of A Beautiful Mess. Click on over to her blog to find the recipe in its entirety… and for a list of participants baking along, check out the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post over on TWD: Baking With Julia!

Best Ever Brownies (pg. 331)
Source: Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan

Best Ever Brownies from My Baking Heart

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

These have got to be the most perfect and neatest of them all! They look almost like fudge. Fabulous Jessica!

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2 Mel November 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hi Jessica,
Yours look good too!!! Seem so fudgy!!!!
I agree with you, it’s a perfect treat for a movie night!!!!!

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3 Miette November 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

very fudgy, very neatly cut! They look delicious. But the real question is, did you like the movie?

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4 smarkies November 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I like your comment: it’s definitely a brownie to be reckoned with.
It was but I wish mine had turned out a little better.
well done on yours though – they look delish.

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5 SandraM November 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Your brownies are perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such perfectly cut pieces. Beautiful! It is how I dream my brownies will be.(but never are) Great job!

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6 Kathy November 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

These were definitely brownies to be reckoned with!! Totally delicious! Yours look absolutely delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

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7 Liz November 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Yours look perfect! So glad you enjoyed them, too :)

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8 spike November 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

What did you think of the breaking dawn ending?! Brownies look good!

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9 ana cooks November 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

i am quite sure, these must be the best ever!!!
thank you!
it’s always a pleasure to visit your blog…it makes me so hungry!!!

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10 Elaine November 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hi, Jessica! Your brownies are just lovely. What a perfect treat to get you through a midnight movie. :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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11 yummychunklet November 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

Your squares look perfect!

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12 Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie November 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

Ooh these look really fudgy – the whipped egg whites are really unique!

Were you a little sad that the whole Twilight madness is over? I have mixed feelings about it but the ending of this one made it a little emotional for me :)

Happy Thanksgiving Jessica!

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13 Cathleen November 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Beautiful brownies. Perfectly fudgy looking – just how I would like them.

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14 Gretchen Noelle @ Provecho Peru November 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

These look like fudge! What great looking brownies!

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15 Inge and Gillian November 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Perfect brownies in every way. Beautiful presentation.

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16 Margaret November 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Chocolate chip cookies and brownies seem to require the most ‘quests’. I think I found my go-to brownie. Perfect pics of perfect brownies.

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17 Carlene November 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

Beautiful Brownies! I think I baked mine a bit longer, they were definitely more cakey than yours.

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18 Cher November 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Oh – I love that they were your standing in line treat for the movies. My girls would love it if I sent them these brownies for that :-)

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19 Lorna December 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

I made these too but the middle inside was so gooey I thought they were underdone. How did you get them to be so solid? Did you bake them much longer than recommended? I don’t know if it is because I didn’t beat the eggs enough or what. Loved the movie. I thought they wrapped the series up nicely.

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