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The Great Brownie Debate

What's your tried-and-true brownie recipe?

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, chocolate has been on our minds lately—brownies in particular. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to this iconic chocolate treat. We’d like to hear from you. If you could have only one brownie recipe in your repertoire, what would it be? Cakey or fudgy? Nuts or not? Glazed on top or plain? Do you like the edge pieces or do you go straight for the center?

Share your ideal brownie with us by leaving a comment, or upload an original recipe to our Recipe Exchange. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

In the meantime, here are a few of our favorites from the magaizine. The top three represent the cakey vs. fudgy debate, and the bottom three are for those brownie lovers out there who like a little something extra mixed in.

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Cakey Brownies   Chewy Brownies   Rich, Fudgy Brownies


peppermint brownie recipe port ganache brownie recipe fudgy brownie recipe
Peppermint Brownies   Port Ganache-Glazed Brownies with Dried Cherries   Double Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies


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  • ahimsachef | 02/13/2010

    I'm still searching for the perfect recipe, but for now Trader Joe's Truffle Brownies are my favorite.

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    BasementBaker | 02/11/2010

    Any brownie is alright with me. Alice Medrich has a recipe on finecooking.com that I love. It uses american process cocoa powder - so much easier than chopping chocolate and still super rich. Oh, the Rich, Fudgy Brownies recipe above also uses cocoa powder.

  • AuntJenny | 02/10/2010

    I love them all-- cakey, fudgy, nuts/no nuts, etc. The only criterion for me is to use REALLY good ingredients: you can't make a good brownie without good chocolate. Every year for her birthday, I send my dear friend Maura (THE brownie diva) a pound or so of unsweetened Scharffen Berger chocolate so she can elevate her already awesome brownies to the next level. Check out her blog post about it:


  • cookykamp | 02/10/2010

    My "go-to" brownie is Fine Cooking's recipe for "Rich, Fudgy Brownies". They are awesome! I add pecans to the recipe, as we love a Rich, Fudgy, Nutty brownie. Love, love, love 'em!

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