These brownies literally rocked. my. world.
I’m dead serious. I have a “best” brownies recipe that I’ve been using since college. They’ve been my all-time favorite brownies for years! I’ve been meaning to put them up on the blog forever, but they just always seemed too basic, you know? Why would I ever post a brownies recipe that didn’t have Nutella in it? Or marshmallow cream? Or some combination of 8 zillion varieties of chocolate chips??
But around Thanksgiving time, I finally made a batch to photograph and post. …..but then I never got around to it.
I really, really was going to, I swear it. I even have a spot for it in my “Back to Basics” menu up top. See it? Right up there?
Then Coton Colors emailed me and asked me to review some of their super cute stuff (official review coming later this week), including one very gorgeous cookbook. So I decided to make the Browned Butter Brownies. For no other reason than it was the only dessert recipe in the book that I had all the ingredients for on that particular day.
ooohhhhhhhhmmmyyyyyygoosssshhhhhhhh. New favorite brownie. Right here. Seriously.
I even had to delete the photos of my old standby, because I could not, in good conscience, post them after trying these…
The surprise element to this story is that I really, truly, deep down hate browned butter. Like… really. The flavor always just seems way to overwhelming to me. Like I’m not eating a Browned Butter Cookie or whatever, I’m eating straight up just butter. And it’s burnt. And I’ve just wasted 5,000 calories.
I know it was kind of a big trend this year, but I just couldn’t ever hop on the bandwagon.
That being said, these brownies are completely and indescribably delicious. I mean really, really good. The browned butter doesn’t stand out in this recipe and try to hog the flavor spotlight. It’s an impressively good team player, and gives all of the other ingredients a flavor enhancing boost which utterly transforms these brownies into a magical and decadent treat you’ve never seen the likes of.
Brownies from Friends: