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The Great Brownie Quest - Nick's Supernatural Brownies

Updated on May 3, 2012
recipe for Nick's Supernatural Brownies from Saveur.com
recipe for Nick's Supernatural Brownies from Saveur.com

Brownie Quest

The quest for the perfect brownie in my home has really just begun. I am still looking for new recipes to try so send them my way if you have a good one! I have tried three different homemade brownie recipes in the last two months and have gotten various responses to all of them from my family. My first attempt at homemade brownies was a huge failure. Needless to say, I do not have the recipe for them. They were very dry and too cakey for my taste. I think a really great brownie is a fudgy, kinda gooey mess and I tend to undercook them a bit. My secret for making a boxed brownie mix great has always been to cook them for 2 minutes less than the recipe calls for, usually resulting in a fudgy brownie. Well, I also add chocolate chips or frosting most of the time.

The second recipe I made was for Nick's Supernatural Brownies from Saveur.com. I really liked them and so did my husband. My 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter did not care for them, but honestly, they don't eat brownies as much as my husband and me. I then tried the Baked Brownie recipe from browneyedbaker.com, which had 3 more ounces of chocolate in it and one more egg than Nick's recipe. These were incredibly rich, I enjoyed the dark chocolate but could only eat a small brownie, not my normal average sized brownie (well, that's not always a bad thing). They were too rich for my husband and my son. My son's only comment about them was "they are too chocolaty, mom". Yesterday, I made Nick's Brownie recipe again, added semi-sweet chocolate chips and topped them with powdered sugar and sprinkles. They are even better on day two. My children are not sold yet on the brownies, so the quest continues to find the perfect brownie the whole family will enjoy. Until then, Nick's Supernatural Brownies are my favorite of the day!

Nick's Supernatural Brownies

  1. 16 Tbsp unsalted butter (I actually used salted)
  2. 8 oz bittersweet chocolate (I used semi-sweet)
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 Cup sugar
  5. 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  6. 2 tsp Vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 Cup flour

Full directions at Saveur.com. Enjoy!


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    • Kris Heeter profile image

      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      These sound very yummy! Welcome to hubpages!

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I have to add that my husband and I just split one of these brownies. First we heated it in the microwave for 8 seconds then topped it with Hershey's chocolate syrup. It was heaven!

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      SilkThimble 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Sounds like we have similar taste in brownies! I'll have to give this a try :-)

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      There is only one thing I love more than brownies. That is brownie leftovers.Your recipes sound delicious.I look forward to many brownies in my future with all your great recipes.I have to say I love walnuts in my brownies.There hasn't been a brownie left in my house ever.So if you make to many or your husband and children don't like them I know just the place.Thank you for making my stomach growl.Not because I am hungry.Just because your brownies look so good.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      thank you so much! they are all really delicious, I love nuts in the brownies myself, but the family does not like them at all, so they are out here. enjoy the recipes! let me know how they turn out for ya!

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