Recipe Review: Best brownies by Allrecipes (Angie)

 Brownies are not my favorite dessert because there are too many variations to choose from and I have yet to find the one I love.                                            


Somewhat surprisingly, I had my best ever brownies on a  plane and despite my attempts, i have been unable to recreate the recipe.
I chose to review this recipe because of it's name. ‘Best brownies’.  To be completely honest, I was skeptical because what is best for you, may be subpar to me but that is another story.

Almost no one in my home likes chocolate cake. It is weird but true. For this reason, brownies are not a popular item on the dessert plate. However, I have been searching for a brownie recipe that would convert everyone.

I opened Google and searched for brownie recipes and this came up. Apart from wanting to see if it lived up to its name, I tried this recipe because of how many reviews it had received.  A couple thousand people cannot be wrong. Right?


The Recipe

The recipe for the best brownies was basic and i had all the ingredients on hand. However, I came to discover that this was the Hershey’s best brownie recipe as well. I divided the recipe in half and mixed up the batter. The batter came together quickly, it was a one-pot recipe. I put the batter in a loaf pan and  I baked it in the oven for 30 minutes before it was done. Halfway through baking, I took the loaf pan out of the oven and rapped it on the counter.  

 After the brownies were done, they did not have the crackly signature brownie top.  Immediately I touched the tops of these brownies, I could tell that they would be really soft.  A few minutes after taking the brownies out of the oven, I put some caramel chocolates on the top and I put the brownies in the fridge for 30 minutes so they could get firm.

After chilling the brownie, I went on to cut the brownie into squares and it was hard to get a clean cut. This is because of how delicate this brownie was. I recommend dipping your knife in hot water and wiping it off for a cleaner cut. 

The Texture

This best brownies recipe produced a light and delicate brownie that I believe was more cake than a brownie. It was almost a contradiction of what a brownie is supposed to be because it was not dense or chewy. 

The brownie was still mildly fudgy but not enough to be called an authentic brownie. Texture wise, I could pass this off as a chocolate cake. One of my taste testers said he enjoyed ‘this chocolate cake’.

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The Flavor

The flavor of these brownies was very chocolaty but not so much that it was bitter.  It was sweet but not cloyingly sweet. Adding the caramel chocolates made it sweeter but the addition was not necessary. I only added it because I  love caramel and chocolate together.

Overall, I did not find this to be the best brownies ever. It was underwhelming, to be honest. The flavor was lovely but the texture was … not the authentic brownie texture. I thought dense or chewy would be the words I could use to describe this recipe but that was not the case.

Do I recommend the Best Brownies Recipe from Allrecipes?

Not really. With this recipe, it is not a simple Yes or No.
I recommend this recipe if you want a light and delicate cakey brownie. 
If you want a dense, chewy, fudgy brownie, you will not enjoy loving this and I do not recommend it. 

If you have a tip for making awesome brownies, leave them in the comment section below.

Also if you disagree with my review and have something to contribute, leave it in the comments, I  would love to read from you.

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