When you love to bake and people know it, it’s easy to get yourself into some sticky situations. “I’ll bring dessert!” becomes an automatic response to any and all dinner invitations. In my case, this usually results in one of two scenarios. The first involves me spending all day in the kitchen trying to out-“wow” all my previous desserts, effectively taking all the lazy satisfaction out of having someone else do the cooking for me. The second involves me scrambling at the last minute to come up with something I can pop out in less than an hour, AND have all the ingredients for, because I haven’t been to the grocery store in 10 days. This recipe is for that latter situation.
Now, you might be thinking brownies are pretty ordinary and not really worthy of bringing to a dinner party. Not these brownies. No one will suspect you of using a box mix when you show up with these. They are satisfyingly thick, unbelievably fudgy and deeply chocolatey.
I know, brownies can be pretty divisive. Some people like them chewy, others cakey. Nuts/no nuts. Frosting/no frosting. I think these brownies could be the great unifier. And they need nothing but a glass of milk.