10th Anniversary Giveaway #9: Game-Changing Brownie Pan from Baker’s Edge

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of C&Z, I am hosting 10 giveaways throughout the month of October. Keep checking back for chances to win wonderful products I’ve discovered and loved over the past decade!

Our ninth giveaway prize is the game-changing brownie pan from Baker’s Edge.

It is a high-quality nonstick pan with a maze-like pattern, designed to optimize the crust-to-center ratio so you will never again have to choose between a center brownie and an edge brownie.

The sidewalls also make for better heat distribution, which ensures a more even baking. This innovative pan was invented by Matthew Griffin, a passionate entrepreneur who first had this idea in the late 1990’s, and launched it in 2006 to high acclaim. (Read more about Matt’s story.)

I’ve been a happy user of the Edge Brownie Pan for years now*, and longtime readers of C&Z may remember I first featured it when I shared my recipe for pistachio pound cake back in 2006. Matt has since added more cool products to the Baker’s Edge range, including a Better Muffin Pan I’m excited to test-drive very soon.

Brownie pan with lid

For this giveaway, Matt is offering the combo pack that includes:
– a 9″ x 12″ x 2″ Edge Brownie Pan, entirely manufactured, packaged, and warehoused in the USA,
– a nylon spatula (wooden utensils may also be used),
– a snug cover for the brownie pan (see above),
– and a clever “Edge Wedge” that turns the pan into an 8″ x 8″ baking pan (see below).

Brownie pan with wedge

To participate, leave a comment below (in English or in French) telling me about the best brownies you ever had, and what made them special — mine would have to be the Luxury Brownies and their intense chocolate flavor. And please consider following Baker’s Edge on Facebook and on Twitter!

You have until Monday, November 4, midnight Paris time to enter; I will then draw one entry randomly and announce it here. Matt has generously agreed to ship internationally, so you’re welcome to play regardless of your location; please make sure you enter your email address correctly so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck, and check back on Thursday for our very last giveaway!

WE GOT A WINNER!

I have drawn an entry at random using random.org (see screen capture below), and I am pleased to announce the winner is Margaret H., who wrote, “The best brownie in my memory will always be the first one I tried, from an old fashioned burger place called Fuddruckers, on a trip from Scotland (where I grew up) to America. I was only about 6 years old, and still remember it vividly. I’m sure it was enormous, dark, chocolatey, fudgy, squidgy in the middle and quite unlike anything I had ever tasted before.”

Congratulations Margaret, and thank you all for entering! It’s been gratifying and fascinating to hear about all of your favorites.

Brownie pan winner

* Disclosure: Matthew Griffin sent me samples of his bakeware to try, with no obligation to write about them. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Célestine

    Wow, une invention qui sert vraiment à quelque chose…
    Les meilleurs brownies sont en effet toujours ceux du centre!
    Moi, je les aime tout simplement avec le meilleur chocolat noir possible et une point de sel!
    L’astuce, cuire à four très chaud (250°C max pour le mien) 7 min seulement!
    Et jusque-là les meilleurs brownies maison que l’on fait ici sont cuits dans un plat en grès que j’ai réalisé à mes débuts en céramique!

  • http://comeconmigoelblogdepalmira.over-blog.es/ Palmira

    Incroyable ce moule!!! Il me paraît parfait pour bien d’autres usages et comme ça pas de jaloux, bonne cuisson pour tout le monde!
    Mon brownies préféré? Sans aucun doute celui de ma meilleure amie car il a le goût des bons moments partagés!
    Bonne semaine!
    Palmira

  • PlumGaga

    Cheesecake brownies. A friend served them for dessert with a raspberry coulis. Yum.

  • Susan

    Chocolate and peanut butter swirl brownies made by a friend, reminds me of home!

  • http://maninas.wordpress.com/ Ana

    My favourite brownies are an adaptation of Dorie Greenspan’s classic brownies which includes orange zest rubbed in sugar (to release essential oils and add more flavour) and whiskey! Great combo! I’ve also used self-raising flour instead of regular flour, which seems to make them lighter. The quantity of flour is tiny though, so there is not much raise going on.

  • Shannon R

    There was a little bakery I went to on Orcas Island that made the most amazing caramel brownies. I never figured out what made them so amazing, and I’ve been trying to duplicate them for years!

  • Donna M. Jackson

    Were the best to my mother (a practical joker), she put ex-lax in them for fellow police officers at work and also me. I sneaked them (a child then in ’50’s). Not fun for me. Did taste alright.

  • Zach

    My grandmas recipe that I made plus her recipe for frosting combined with them. So rich and chocolately. So much butter.

  • Kerry

    I love any brownies with nuts and extra chocolate chips!

  • Colin Manning

    Homemade from scratch for my girls and watching them eat good brownies for the first time.

  • ash.

    It was at an orgarnic/artisan food fair in London.
    I’ve always associated brownies with america so I was surprised to see them in England. I tried a sample and it was qute memorable, the chocolate flavor was intense, and it had that right texture that I like, a little bit compact but still soft.

  • Jackie

    The best brownies I have ever had come from a bakery in my home town. They are super chocolatey and have a layer of amazing chocolate ganache on top of them. They are so decadent!

  • greg

    My mom’s. she made them from scratch with the best intense chocolate flavor and not too gooey – I like the edges

  • Megan

    Happy Anniversary!

    My favorite brownies are pumpkin cream cheese swirl! They are fantastic and I would love to bake some in this pan. :)

  • Gail V.

    The best brownies I have ever had were from Fine Cooking. They had an article about the different types of brownies, and I like their “chewy” variety. They are so dark and rich and intense that I cut them into tiny squares just one of which is satisfying. Dusted with powdered sugar they are perfection in a brownie. Thanks for considering me for the giveaway!

  • http://fridica.wordpress.com Ivana

    I still don’t have a “go-to” brownie recipe, sadly. I was excited last year to try one which used pumpkin puree for a marbled effect, but honestly the pumpkin did not add anything to the taste, so I was disappointed. Still on the lookout…

  • Ariane

    Mmmmmh un brownie chocolat blanc / amandes (celui-ci: http://www.marmiton.org/recettes/recette_brownies-au-chocolat-duo_27816.aspx légèrement modifié). Décadent mais tellement bon! D’ailleurs je vais de ce pas m’en servir un morceau, il m’en reste un petit peu!

  • Felix

    i loved the brownies i recently had at a café without a name in east london (whitechapel high street, close to the underground station aldgate east).

  • Andrea

    The best brownies I ever had were made by my friend’s mom in high school! I don’t remember what magic she put in them, but I definitely remember how good the gooey centers and crunchy walnuts were.

  • http://daysontheclaise.blogspot.com Susan Walter

    Best brownies I ever had were from Fresh and Wild in Moorfields, London. They were located in a wonderful arts and crafts building, but when the lease ran out, they left the area. The brownies were huge, and just the right ratio of crispy outer to squidgy inner.

  • http://ovcikuchyne.blogspot.cz/ Lucie

    The best brownies I’ve ever in a small café near our appartment. It was the first time in my life I’ve tried them – sceptical about that boring brown square. But the first bite was incredible and from that time I LOVE brownies. And the best thing about it it that the café is 5 minutes by feet from our place :)

  • Neena

    Warm brownie with caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream = perfection!

  • Sarah

    The best brownies were the ones I made with my grandma when I was young. It was her recipe, I got to stir. Then poured the mix into the pan, and I got to swirl in peanut butter. I loved eating these warm and gooey from the oven.

  • Allison

    I like to make the “Katherine Hepburn” brownies. They are fudge-y and chocolaty, just how a brownie should be!

  • Renuka

    The best brownies I’ve ever had were David Lebovitz’s gluten-free brownies. They are intensely chocolaty and fudgy with a crisp, crackly top.

  • Anne

    The best brownies are the ones I make. The recipe is a tweaked version of one I got from a Pampered Chef party. They soft in the middle, slighty crunchy on the poutside, and so yummyily choclatey :)

  • susan steigman

    my grandmothers brownies are the best ever…moist and chocolatey with walnuts…perfectly balanced all around!
    she has been gone for many many years but we keep her in our hearts and minds with her delicious brownie recipe!

  • Jennifer Sands

    If it counts Deb at Smitten Kitchen’s Everyday Chocolate cake is one recipe that I can’t stop thinking about. MMMM.

  • Annaëlle

    Un brownie tout bête, avec de la cannelle et des amandes effilées grillées dedans.
    C’est celui qu’on préparait et juste à côté de la prépa avec les copains en attendant les colles…

  • CM Heyn

    Dark chocolate with espresso powder. Amazing!

  • Susan

    Maida Heatter’s brownies with peppermint patties as a middle layer are the best brownies I have ever had. They are just amazing. See the Palm Beach Brownies with Chocolate-Covered Mints recipe in “Maida Heatter’s Brand-new Book of Great Cookies”.

  • ulgen

    SO far my favorite is still the first brownies which I ever tasted under the name of “brownie” (thanks to an aunt who lived in the US). They were rich in taste and easy to make.

  • natalie

    I think my favorite brownies are ina’s outrageous brownies – you make a whole sheet-pans worth with one batch! i love to make 3 flavors in each batch – usually a regular, a peanut butter swirl, and the 3rd one is always a wildcard :)

  • http://babycakeshome.blogspot.fr/ Babycakes

    My best brownies to date are ones I did cook up from a cookbook I have lying around (so many already).
    The trick is, to pour half the chocolate paste, then add a very thin layer of frozen philadephia cheese shavings, and then the rest of the chocolate paste.
    Once cooked, it has a beautiful salty taste in some of your bites!
    Even a friend of mind who hate cheese loved those (ok, I told him about the philadelphia after he tried… but he still got another bite!).

    This is a great idea of a pan, in fact, quite interesting, thank you!

  • Katherine

    Chocolate mint brownies are probably the best! They take two days, but they are worth it.

  • Daniel

    dollops of dulce de leche! game changer.

  • http://lapeaudourse.blogspot.com/ Mingou

    Ma première réaction en voyant ce moule a été de me dire “mais il va y avoir trop de bords dans ces brownies !”. Faut dire que j’ai toujours préféré le milieu dans les gâteaux, les tartes, les quiches, les sandwiches, etc.
    Mais quand même, je trouve l’idée de ce moule très intéressante, et j’aimerais bien voir ce que ça donne en vrai.

    Alors, je pense avoir goûté pas mal de très bons brownies, mais les meilleurs que j’ai pu manger, s’il faut vraiment faire un choix, c’étaient les tout premiers que j’ai réussis, et il me semble que c’était une recette de Jamie Oliver.
    Parce que rien n’est aussi bon qu’un gâteau maison réussi.

  • Salome

    My favorite brownies would have to be my Mother’s. She makes carmel brownies with walnuts… oh they’re just amazing!

  • Jojo

    Chocolate espresso brownies! They were so rich, but really lovely, and I liked that they weren’t so sweet.

  • http://100daysDelicious@wordpress.com Nana

    My favorite brownies have to be Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownie Recipe. It’s ridiculously decadent (I think there’s like a pound of butter and 6 eggs in it!). It’s a little rich for me, but my coworkers treat me like a rockstar for weeks every time I bring it in.

  • Pauline

    My favorite brownie was from a little pastry shop in Philadelphia which no longer exists. It was called “The Ultimate Brownie”. It was very rich with a fudgy top. The corner pieces were the best!

  • terri

    i don’t know if i can name a favorite, but my thinking is that brownies should have as much chocolate as possible. so in addition to the chocolate in the batter, extra chocolate chunks/chips are essential.

  • Justine

    Every brownie I buy is not chocolate-y or chewy enough for me, so the best brownies are the ones I bake because I can customize them to my preferences.

  • goran

    The best brownies are pure one, with dark chocolate and walnuts

  • Hadas B

    I baked the best brownies ever with a lot of chocolate from several types of chocolate.

  • Jill

    My favorite brownies ever are those served a la mode at a sushi/Thai restaurant in Atlanta. They were cooked all but a gooey center and served right out of the oven. Even after stuffing my face with sushi and seaweed salad it was always a must. Never left that place anything but way too full !!

  • http://Blog.volkstricken.com Lacey

    My favorite brownies ever were filled with chopped up bits of candy. My mom had mailed them to me when I was living alone in a rural area for my first job after college. The care package also included a Citrus and Sage Yankee candle which had broken in shipment, and this might sound weird, but the smell of that candle and taste of those brownies brings me right back to that time.

  • Ben Beige

    I’ve got to say the best brownies I can recall had nothing overly special about them, they were mostly just cooked right, fresh and chewie. I tend to also like walnuts and chunks of chocolate in them as well.

  • Naomi

    definitely the chewy brownies my mother used to make.

  • Delly

    I’m very fond of my own brownies – just standard one-pan brownies made with chocolate chips!

  • Cheri

    What a great giveaway! I have always wanted to try this pan. Thanks for offering it!

  • Franko

    i can think of two:

    1) Catherine Hepburn’s Brownie Recipe (just google it!) is so simple and so ridiculously delicious. it’s my go-to recipe.

    2) i made a vegan brownie recipe a couple weeks ago on a whim. it had chocolate, quinoa, a few other things, and black beans. no flour, no eggs.. and it was REALLY GOOD. i was stunned.

  • Emily

    My grandmother made the best brownies with black walnuts from her backyard. I’ve never been able to recreate them!

  • Katie

    My favourite brownies have got to be my sisters. She moved a few years back to a town 3 hrs away. After all my years growing up and having her around and a part of my life (she is 17yrs older then I am) it’s been rough to have her gone. So when I am able to visit I always ask her to bake her brownie recipe. Very simple recipe but something that makes me feel closer to her. I try to bake them at home but its never the same as hers.

  • http://www.boogaj.com/going_glutenfree/ Julie

    The King Arthur Gluten Free Brownie mix, because the first time I made it, I realized this gluten free thin I would have to do for the rest of my life wouldn’t be all bad.

  • Debra

    My favorite are the Extra Slutty Brownies. They are so good.

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.com Hannah

    Peanut butter-swirled brownies, because peanut butter + chocolate = life.

  • greyfavorite

    I love my sister’s home-made brownies – I have no idea why hers are the best, but they are! :)

  • Jennifer

    I love this idea!!! And turtle brownies were probably the best I’ve had.

  • sydney85

    My husband’s favorite dessert is very chocolatey brownies with a chocolate ganache topping.

  • Miss UK

    This pan has a very interesting shape! My favorite brownies contain some Guiness. I had opened a bottle to make some ginger bread and I didn’t know what to do with with the leftover until I found a brownies recipe online…very tasty!

  • http://theeverydaycontessa.blogspot.com Dina | The Everyday Contessa

    Dark chocolate warm brownies! Yum!

  • Christy Spurlock

    Cream Cheese Brownies

  • Yemiena Meedin

    HI!
    My favourite brownies are the ones my my sister-in-law makes. So nutty and chocolatey with a delightful crust on the outside that is not dry at all. Delicious!

  • Monika Jankowiak

    Brownies with pistachios – yum!

  • http://www.brochite.com Broc

    It was some time this year, in a good restaurant, but I don’t remember the circumstances. C’est dingue!

  • Sherrie

    Hands down, my favorite brownies are made with dark chocolate cocoa powder and have a layer of coconut mixed with sweetened condensed milk in the middle. It’s like a Mound’s bar in brownie form. I have to make them for a group or I will eat the entire pan on my own!

  • Emilye

    Brownies from a tea shop in Montreal. They had an intense chocolate taste and just the right texture without being either too cakey or fudgy, and no extras added. Simple but delightful.

  • Sam

    Smitten kitchen’s salted caramel brownies. They melt in your mouth. Yum!

  • Mary

    I can’t resist just plain brownies, edges of course, slightly cakey, maybe with some coconut and walnuts. So good.

  • Dragana

    I love making brownies and, for some reason, I rarely make the same recipe twice. But one of my favourites are Katharine Hepburn’s brownies. Easy to make, rich + I can’t help but think of celebrities of the time to whom she may have served them at a tea party.

  • Carla

    My favorite brownies are chipotle spiced brownies. The smokiness, heat and spices all go wonderfully with the chocolate!

  • Kee

    Baker’s chocolate box recipe. That’s my favorite.

  • Ellen

    The best brownies were the first ones my daughters baked by themselves. Messy but made with intense concentration and love!

  • Lisa

    The best brownies I’ve ever had are made by my friend, Kim. She uses applesauce to make them, and under-bakes them just a bit so they are super gooey and perfect!

  • Margarita

    The best brownies are from Constanza Seijos The Mediterranean Cookbook!

  • Cassie

    Dorie Greenspan’s cocoa brownies are, hands down, the best and most sensible recipe for brownies ever. Perfect fudgy/chewy quality, and they’re the easiest to whip up when you’ve got tipsy friends craving chocolate. (That’s not just my life, right? Other people have this problem?)

  • Danielle E.

    I once had these delicious brownies at my sister-in-law’s baby shower. They had hard sides (wait – thats not a cooking-friendly description)… They were crunchy and the inside was super gooey. Delish.

  • leeann

    My Aunt Brenda’s brownie recipe is da bomb!

  • Filicophyta

    Thank you for the give-aways. One of my best brownies was from Bread Tree in Xining, Qinghai. It’s hard to get western style baked goods where I live. I had a business trip to this town about three hours away and I was told to look for this bakery and get a brownie. It had been months since I had any authentic bakery goods and this one was so perfect. It was probably quite ordinary, but the situation made it just right. Now I have an over (rare here) I can really use this great baking pan.

  • Vikki

    My favorite brownies were the ones I made for my husband when we were first married. They were light and chocolately on the inside but had a crackly top crust — fabulous — and he loved them!

  • heather

    My mom’s brownies are the best that I have ever had. I love them really soft and hot and hers are perfection.

  • Deb qureshi

    The best brownies I have found can be enjoyed at the last drop cafe in claremont California:) okay I could eat one right now!

  • Yuen-ying Carpenter

    Oh, the best brownies I’ve had were adapted from a recipe I only recently discovered from Food 52 – I use about 1/2 a cup of natural cocoa and substitute the remainder with Black Onyx Cocoa powder, possibly the most dutched cocoa I’ve ever used, which is what makes the brownies amazing!

    The brownies turn out intensely black, like Oreo cookies, and are dense, fudgy, and with amazing edges.

  • Jo

    MY favorite brownie is any brownie that is gooey and fudgy. I really do not understand the purpose of a cake brownie.

  • Jessica P.

    The best brownies I’ve had were made by a friend. Thick and fudge-like, with coarse almond flour and a touch of cinnamon.

  • krus

    hey, what a cool tool!
    my best brownies ever were dark dark chocolate brownies with cheesecake swirls and fresh sour cherries which i made for a special birthday.

  • andrei

    hey, i love this pan!
    the best brownies have to be the first ones that i made, about 15 years ago when i was a teenager in order to surprise my parents. they were maybe not perfect, but the appreciation they got just made me so proud and convinced me to keep on cooking and baking :)

  • http://www.auxvoletsbleus.com Gill Catterall

    The best brownies for me are my own. At least 20 years ago, I visited the American Museum near Bath in the UK and being really into patchwork at the time, I was delighted to examine all the lovely old traditional quilts that were on display. Afterwards we had coffee and delicious cakes in the cafe and I bought a leaflet of their recipes, which included one for brownies. I often make them to take to pot luck meals or as gifts. I do add my own touch, which is a teaspoonful of Camp Coffee. Do you know this? it’s liquid chicory coffee, which was popular when coffee disappeared during and after WWII and during times of hardship such as the great depression in the 1930s. I always keep a bottle and add a tsp to all my chocolate cakes for a more intense flavour.

  • http://thebaguettediet.com Jess

    The best brownies I ever had are my grandma’s “glorious brownies” with a marshmallow-caramel topping. I ALWAYS asked for these as my “birthday dessert” when I was a kid!

  • Steph

    Mon brownie préféré est au noix de pecan, recouvert de noix de pecan et de caramel au beurre salé ! Une tuerie =)

    Merci pour ce nouveau concours, ces plats ont l’air géniaux.

  • Anna

    One time a friend came to visit us and he brought with him the most amazing brownie I ever tasted. He never gave me the recipe and in the last 2 years I kept trying to reproduce that brownie.

  • Margaux

    My best brownies are definitely the ones from Rose Bakery in Paris. They are actually called “Brownie cheescake”, the first time I saw it on the cake stand I thought it was beautiful, the black and the white mixed together, and it looked like it had all the most wonderful density and fluffiness that brownies should have. When the waiter told me what they were I immediately thought “eewww”. But I tried them anyway. I’m never going back to “normal” brownies again. EVER. They are the perfect balanced brownies ever. You can have loads of them and not feel sick because you can rely on the freshness of the cheescake. They’re amazing.

  • Phoebe

    A couple of years ago, Bon Appetit published a brownie recipe with browned butter and it has been my go-to brownie recipe ever since. I’m not sure it’s really the browned butter that makes them so good, but they are quite perfect.

  • Pragya

    My favorite brownie is the smitten kitchen’s best cocoa brownie recipe, and the one I love to make at home for a quick snack is the quick and easy brownie in a mug.

  • helma

    Bomba de chocolate, made by my son
    as apprentice cook in a small spanish village.

  • Ling Yuen Chin

    Best brownie I ever had are double cheese brownie.

  • http://Theparttimewife.com Natalie

    peanut butter brownies – yum

  • Tamsin

    Without a doubt David Lebovitz’s cheesecake brownies. Yum!

  • Maria

    My Irish colleague, Gillian, is a great baker! She regularly treats everyone in the office with home made cakes. A personal favourite of mine are her extra chocolaty, gooey cocoa brownies which I have been trying to recreate at home, with limited success. Maybe I just didn’t have the right pan ;)

  • http://emiecreations.blogspot.ca Emilie

    Merci pour le concours. Je ne suis pas tres difficile avec les brownies du moment qu’il contient du bon chocolat, pas trop de sucre et qu’il est bien moelleux :)

  • http://cookingismessy.wordpress.com Mariel

    My favorite brownies are the ones that have become my mom’s signature recipe. She got to the recipe from a patient she was working with when she was in medical school. Along with her cookbooks, she has the stained and tattered piece of paper with the recipe handwritten on it, by her patient. The recipe is so rich and chocolatey and gooey. I’ve tried to make it and can never get it quite as good as my mom’s.

  • Mischelle

    My mom used to make the most wonderful marbled chocolate brownies using a cream cheese mixture. I wish I had asked for her recipe before she passed away…

  • Carole

    Quelle idée géniale, je ne savais pas que ce genre de moules existait! Mes meilleurs brownies sont ceux que je fais à la maison par chance :) Après avoir essayé plusieurs recettes, je suis tombée sur celle qui me convient le mieux. Elle est plutôt standard avec des noix mais le résultat est délicieux. Tiens, j’ai envie d’un brownie moi maintenant, argh!

  • Adina

    Even if he makes his brownies from a box, the best brownies are always my father-in-law’s. He makes them with love and shares them with his family. What’s better than that?

  • http://bluejulesews,blogspot.com Brigita

    I actually never ate or made brownies, if you can believe it. This pan would be a great incentive to try them. ;-)

  • Rebeca

    Your luxury brownies are actually my favourite! Love the addition of almond butter, the intense chocolate flavour, the texture… I think I need some.

  • Clare

    Jamie Oliver’s brownies made with nuts, sour cherries and dark chocolate are delicious but I do add more flour than he says, otherwise they are too runny. And the dark chocolate is good for you :-)

  • margie s

    One-bowl brownies, from the back of the Baker’s box. Easy and good.

  • Mihaela

    I actually love all brownie recipes, chewy on the outside, gooey on the inside, add some walnuts or pecans and I am set:-)

  • http://zoelivana.wordpress.com Joanne

    The best brownies I think I’ve had were these flour less brownies I made for a friend of mine who has gluten intolerance. Made with blackbeans instead of flour. I think the secret is using fresh, high-quality melted chocolate, not just cocoa powder.

  • Kid Bionik

    My mother made the best brownies ever – crunchy sides and gooey inside. She used full milk, added an extra egg, and slightly undercooked them. Her secret ingredient was love. They were gone in no time at all.

  • Helen

    My favourite brownies are Company’s Coming’s cream cheese marbelled brownies.

  • daphne

    What a great pan! My fav is with some dried sour cherries – its a Jamie Oliver recipe

  • oxalis

    My best brownies aren’t without intense chocolate flavor , raw cane sugar and walnut or pecan…

  • http://revessurpapier.wordpress.com Rachel

    I’d also have to say Tamami’s Luxury Brownies (which I’ve been lucky enough to sample baked by the master herself as well as my own attempts) – the most intense brownies I’ve ever tasted.

  • Amy H

    I would have to say some incredibly dense, fudge-like cheesecake brownies. I can’t remember where I came across the recipe.

  • http://claimid.com/tpeterr Pete

    The best brownies are usually free ones. In college, my girlfriend’s roommate’s mother would periodically send “blondie brownies”. It was incredibly nice that she would think of people beyond just her own daughter. That’s why she’s still “Mom Sharpe” to us!

  • http://thehillarylp.com Hillary

    Just the recipe from the back of the Baker’s box – one of the first things my mom taught me to make.

  • sammy

    even though i’ve had plenty of delicious from-scratch brownies (another vote for katherine hepburn’s), i can never resist the from-the-box ghiradelli double chocolate brownies, gussied up with some chopped walnuts, the way my mom used to do it. It’s a nostalgia thing, i guess!

  • Wendy

    Oh, wow, this would be a special treat to win. Best brownies, plain and simple: Rosie’s Award-Winning Brownies from Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter Fresh Cream Sugar-Packed No-Holds-Barred Baking Book. I especially love them cut small and topped with a rosette of cream and a single raspberry.

  • http://www.poachedinsalsa.com Louisa

    My favorite brownies are the ones that my 10 year old daughter made, start to finish. She was so proud of herself for using the oven — usually I have to put in and remove baking pans for her. They tasted great, too, and she got the recipe from here:http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Fudge_Brownies

  • FHeimburger

    My personal favourites have got to be David Lebovitz’s Brownies…

  • http://mrsredbootsfood.blogspot.com/ Annabel

    Like a couple of your other correspondents, I prefer inside brownies to outside. Especially when they are fudgy, which they so often aren’t.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/guglielmo guglielmo

    I had some pretty good ones in some bar here in paris but i do not remember exactely. I gotta search again!

  • Tahlia

    You want me to chose my favorite brownie out of all the amazing brownies I’ve ever eaten?! That’s hard! I guess I’d have to say my favorite is the dark chocolate pomegranate brownies a friend of mine makes :)

  • http://fannybens.blogspot.com fannyb

    Hmm, best brownie ever? Un bon basique, un excellent chocolat, et puis aussi… des morceaux de caramel dedans!

  • Leeloo

    Brownie with caramelised pecan nuts!

  • Gloria

    OO best brownie I had was recently. I was on an autumn holiday at the beach. The town was a bit deserted. I ended up at this adorable little cafe for breakfast. As I purchased my omelette I mentioned to the cashier that I needed something “sweet” and what was her recommendation? She told me to get the brownie, which I would NEVER have chosen. But this changed my opinion on brownies! It was huge and so fudgey and dense and had dark chocolate chips in it and crispy crust. I savored it all weekend!

  • Heather

    Skor Fudge Brownies. Brownies with a layer of skor bits (caramel candy). Rich and moist and oh so good.

    http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/RecipeController?language=EN&recipeType=1&action=recipe&recipeID=36

  • Ben

    A rich chocolatey bronwnie made by my wife–homemade always trumps

  • http://kitchenhealssoul.blogspot.com/ Jan

    I have been eyeing the brownie edge pan for years! I am a huge brownie edge fan. Recently, I have started baking my favorite brownie recipe in a mini muffin pan to get bite sized brownies with lots of edge to them, but then the brownies are round, not square ;)
    Anyways, I’d have to say my favorite brownie is from a Montreal shop called “Juliette & Chocolat”. They have one that is topped with decadent fleur de sel caramel. It’s amazing. They also have one with a balsamic reduction, but I prefer the caramel sauce.

  • Shelly

    Brownie with bits of dark and white chocolate mixed in…

  • Carolina

    I love all type of brownies, as long as there’s walnuts in them!

  • Alicia K

    The “Baked” brownies are my all-time favorite!

  • Victoria

    I like brownies that are very moist and gooey!

  • Carla terwilliger

    My grandmothers, with a scoop of homemade peach ice cream on top…

  • http://seamstresskim.wordpress.com Kimbersew

    You are very generous and I wish you a happy anniversaire!, but I’ll wait for the spherical brownie pan that has NO edges. Oh I crack myself up!

  • Neeltje

    First brownies I evermhad: very chocolatey, not too dense/moist, thick layer of walnuts on top. Haven’t managed to beat those to date!

  • dana

    that is such a great idea for a brownie pan! and love the addition of a lid.

  • tk

    i love a rich brownie with nuts!

  • Jen M

    The best brownies I’ve had are a version my mother makes using applesauce – super moist!

  • Meghan

    Banana brownies from Vegan with a Vengeance, at the end of a long cook shift. I used to live in a co-op and cook for 60 people once a week. At any other time, I’d find those brownies too sweet, but after fourish hours up to my elbows in whatever else we were making that night, they were always a perfect end to the meal.

  • http://lynnkendall.com Lynn Kendall

    My niece used to make brownies in mini-muffin cups; she added a cherry to each cup before the pans went into the oven. Result, a cross between a traditional brownie and a chocolate-covered cherry. So luscious!

  • Merna

    Raspberry brownies made by a friend of mine! The very dark cocoa powder she used was infused with crushed raspberries.

  • http://www.smartallergyfriendlyeducation.com Angelique Knell

    An egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free recipe a friend made which includes soy sour cream.. it was amazing scrumptious and the first time my kids were ever able to enjoy brownies!

  • shafina

    my younger sister actually makes the best brownies. would love to win this for her! :)

  • Anna

    The best brownies I’ve ever had were Robert’s absolute best brownies from David Lebovitz’s book “Ready for dessert”. They are so moist and tender with gooey pockets of melted chocolate. And absolutely foolproof!

  • Melissa

    Alice Medrich’s cocoa brownies! The very first time I made them I used all Dutch process cocoa, which I loved, but everyone else made fun of me for, because they were so very dark. Still the best to me!

  • http://urbanfoodlover.wordpress.com Adity

    The super duper fudgy brownies from the food bakery Candy’s in Mumbai… They are just so super gooey and fudgy and lots of chocolate ..Yum

  • Therese

    I’m really impressed with the clever engineering–hope to make my grandma’s recipe in it.

  • Michelle

    What a fabulous pan. My favourite brownies are dark chocolate and raspberry brownies…made with decadently rich good dark chocolate and fresh off the cane raspberries. Mmmmm. Must dig out the recipe and make some soon.

  • Stella

    Oh, would love to win this! :) the best brownies are the ones I make at home, with melted chocolate and cocoa to get the intense chocolate flavor and with walnuts or cherries, depending on the mood :)

  • kanadelf

    mais oui moi aussi c’est la recette des Luxury brownies de Coco & me!
    Mon prochain test ce sera des brownies paléo : http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/05/can-dessert-be-guilt-free-paleo-brownies-recipe/

  • Sara C.

    These days my favorite brownie recipe is Katharine Hepburn’s. It’s very low on flour, chewy, fudgy, not too sweet, and develops that glossy top every time, if you beat the batter smooth.

    But the best brownies of my life would have to be the ones made by one of the co-owners of a sandwich shop I worked in during high school. She baked them at home, two big industrial steel trays of them, and brought them in every morning. Frankly, my mom qualified for food stamps at that point and I was always a little hungry, so that probably helped, but they were amazing, fudgy with a delicate crisp top and chewy edges, and she cut them into 5×5 inch squares. It was my job to wrap them for the case.

    Usually I just picked up any broken crumbs, but a few times I bought myself one (lunch was a free sandwich), and luxuriated, picking up every crumb with my finger. I never did get the recipe, but spent twenty years trying to find one that came close (see above).

  • Sonja

    Brownies ala mode.

  • https://twitter.com/FayreComment Alan Lugton

    My Favourite is the Borough marcket Brownie with little dollops of Peanut Butter throughout. The combination of gooey sweet and salt is to die for. Yum Yum Yummie.

  • http://www.rainbokapi.com Bryna

    My great aunt Mary made brownies all her life. She was an amazing cook and baker, making about 5 different pies for every Thanksgiving and the most amazing garlicy broccoli in the world. But it was her brownies that brought her glory, if not fame. She used only the best ingredients, as she reminded us every time, and the result was a smooth shiny top that almost flaked when you bit it, and a gooey center that was full of chocolate heaven. Not having kids of her own, she baked brownies for her nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. She baked brownies every time we visited. She baked brownies as soon as we were home from college. She baked brownies if we had friends visiting and drove them over to drop them off, then asking if our friends liked them. We’d stop by to pick them up on the way to the train station before we left, and she’d make an extra batch to share with our roommates when we got there. Her trademark style was always to hand them to us and say “They’re terrible… really awful! But oh well, I hope you like them.” It wasn’t like, though, it was love. And she knew we did.
    As she got older, she was heartbroken to lose her independence and cooked less. The brownies suffered a bit, not in flavor but in texture. One batch might not be quite as gooey, or another one a bit underdone, but always just as delicious. On occasion, she’d get so frustrated she’d open up the tin foil (in which a whole pan’s batch would be carefully wrapped for us), show us and then smash them to bits right there with her hands, yelling that they were the worst thing she’d ever made and had to be thrown in the trash! We’d protest and beg her not to throw them away. We’d stand and eat the bits and crumbs right in her kitchen. I knew while we were saying we loved the imperfect brownies, what she heard was that we loved her, even though she wasn’t perfect either.

  • Erin

    I’m normally not a huge fan of Butterfingers candy bars, but I had a Butterfinger brownie from a bookstore with a bakery cafe and it was so good! I had cut it into thirds and had intended to only eat 1 piece a day, that’s how rich it was, but throughout the day I couldn’t stay away and finished the whole thing!

  • Ping

    I love brownies with cheese-cake swirls! (Have tried Deb from Smitten Kitchen’s recipe). Yums… :)

  • http://www.kiako-cooks.tumblr.com Nati Kiako

    The best brownies I ever had were made with peanut butter, brown sugar and white chocolate. Iam!

  • Patricia

    I used to buy brownies at a bakery near my old apartment – the brownies were baked in muffin tins so they all had crispy edges. I’ve tried to replicate them but have failed.

  • Patricia

    My favourite brownies are the ones that my daughter makes, they have dark chocolate and walnuts!

  • Lucia

    I love white chocolate brownies with macadamia nuts!

  • pao

    Oh my, I LOVE brownies!
    The very best brownies I’ve ever made were dark, intense chocolate with dulce de leche — to die for!

    I also love swirl brownies with either peanut butter or cream cheese. But there is nothing like the ones with dulce de leche.

  • http://www.bakenshake.com Bake

    I love making brownies with raspberries and white chocolate chunks, delicious! Also dark chocolate brownies with speculoos swirled through…yummy. This pan is awesome, we are huge brownie fans!!

  • dom

    I’m always on the look out for brownies recipes to try and lately had much success with a Jamie Oliver one. The ‘best’ ones I made though, unfortunately is a recipe I have lost. I found it somewhere on the internet maybe as long as 10 years ago and to this day my dad and my brother still talks about it as one of the highlights of my early baking.

    In general as long as you use good quality chocolate and cocoa powder, and don’t overcook them, you can’t be too far off.

  • Shanna

    Dark chocolate with pistachios! I always love the dark chocolate + nuts combination.

  • Alejandro

    I like dark chocolate brownies very moist and dense

  • Shumay

    Chocolate walnut brownies from a little organic cafe in Los Angeles. It is the best fudgey, cakey and crusty brownie ever.

  • Kathryn Gallagher

    The best brownies are my best friend of 35 years’ grandmother’s recipe, using the old Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate and barely anything else. Gaga lived to 99 and her brownies are legendary. Interestingly, they are very similar to Katharine Hepburn’s famous brownie recipe, popularized by the late great Laurie Colwin. Love your blog – and love brownies!

  • jenna

    looove fudgy brownies (especially the corners)

  • sara

    Thailand, it was made with coconut oil rather than oil/butter, completely amazing!

  • Peggy

    My own hazelnut brownies because I love the combination.

  • Richelle

    Brownies made with mayonaise… sounds disgusting but were unbelievably light and still fudgy…

  • Angel Cullen

    I love all kinds of Brownies!!
    I’m addicted ..!

  • Kim Andrews

    I make the “Fat Witch’s” Cocoa brownies with Hershey’s special dark cocoa. They are so intensely chocolate, they are almost black, and I don’t mean burnt, lol.

  • Ellen

    The luxury brownies are also my favourite! Instead of nuts, I add chocolate chunks for an even richer experience. It’s a hit every time friends come over for a casual dinner!

  • Sue

    Best brownies I ever had? The first time I had one with cream cheese batter swirled through them–a revelation!

  • Bailey S

    My mother makes what we call death by chocolate brownies. Though it’s really the pound of butter in them that makes people worry about their health between delicious, rich, dense bites of amazingness.

  • Charlotte

    I make chewy, fudgy cocoa brownies, but what really makes them delicious is the raspberries I mix in. The tart berries offset the rich chocolate perfectly.

  • marie

    Les brownies que je réalise proviennent d’une recette dont je ne me rappelle plus la provenance, mais signé Michalack. Pas de levure chimique, seulement du sel, du chocolat à 70% uniquement et parfois des noix/noisettes/amandes ou noix du brésil.
    Une tuerie gustative, car au final très peu sucré, moelleux à souhait et puissant en chocolat !

  • Kimberly O

    Gooey, chewy brownies with flaked salt and lime are absolute perfection for me!

  • claire

    L’année dernière pour le jour de l’an, j’ai fait un brownie pistache-noisette-noix avec du chocolat Valrhona, c’était délicieux!

  • ronny

    My favorite brownie is a classic one – fudge-like (rather than cake-like). With a lot of chocolate and butter and little flour. Nuts are a must!

  • Lisa Swartz

    I love percan brownies from my mother’s recipe, but I’m finding pecans hard to find in the UK.

  • http://www.from-my-suitcase-to-my-stove.org Mirjam

    A firm favourite for me are the brownies made from a recipe by Cees Holtkamp, a famous patissier from Amsterdam. It’s a very rich chocolate brownie with hazelnuts. The contrast between the rich, fudgy, chewy chocolate cake and the crunchy hazelnuts is wonderful.

  • Jonna Hensley

    I have very fond memories of two brownie experiences – 1) in High School after an all-nighter with a good friend, we made brownies and ate them for breakfast with tall glasses of cold milk. It was divine. Several years later after I became a part of a couple, another couple had us over for dinner. This was the first time someone else prepared a meal for me, sit-down style, in their home. For dessert? Chocolate drizzled brownies with perfect vanilla ice cream. And they were warm! It’s still my gold standard of desserts. Thanks for the opportunity to get my hands on one of those pans!

  • Laurie

    There’s a recipe on Epicurious for Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies. The recipe calls for 8oz of chocolate in the mix plus and additional cup of chocolate chips. Heaven!

  • Jo

    The best brownies I ever had/cooked were whole-wheat dark chocolate and zucchini brownies! Absolutely delicious.

  • Christy

    Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies- so. much. butter!

  • Stephanie

    It’s a toss up…either homemade brownies with a cream cheese swirl or ones made with just a little bit of strong coffee in them. Yum.

  • Kathy

    My sister was visiting once and whipped up some brownies with a cheesecake swirl… quite lovely and memorable.

  • http://RowanberryWine.wordpress.com April

    While I love all brownies, my friend Ellen makes the best. Exotic flavors or classic chocolate, they are always the best!

  • Marry

    My boyfriend says his favorite are from a mix that he substitutes orange juice for the water. Sounds good to me.

  • Stephanie S

    We made brownies with leftover candy from Halloween las year…so they were stuffed with all sorts of chocolate pieces. Yum!

  • Michal

    Here is a link to the best brownies I ever made :
    http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-brownies/
    These are special to me because I have a gluten sensitivity. On top of that I am pregnant and have the pleasure of having gestational diabetes. These gluten free – refined sugar free brownies are as close as it gets to the real thing. They taste great, don’t cause my tummy to hurt, and don’t spike my blood sugar :)

  • http://creamychivepotatoes.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    The best brownies I ever made were Martha Stewart’s Ultimate Brownies! Then, I taught my brother to make them… and now he makes them for all of us… so they taste even better! ;)

  • Linda Rosman

    I love brownies! I prefer them without nuts, but I’ll eat the nuts if that’s my only choice. I don’t know if they are my favorites, but the brownies from the Patina group that they sell at the music center in LA are certainly up there at the top. We always get one when we go to see plays.

  • Ada

    The best brownies for me are always homemade, chewy, and intensely chocolatey. For years I swore by the Joy of Cooking classic brownies, but then on a whim I made Smitten Kitchen’s one bowl cocoa brownies and now I’m hooked. They’re both excellent in their own way, so it comes down to what kind of chocolate I have in my pantry.

  • Michelle

    A Chocolate and peanut butter brownie. My favorite combination.

  • mirabelle

    LOVE these – Maldon sea salt makes them! And, I add a teeny bit of espresso beans to add some caffeine.

    http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/salted-fudge-brownies

  • Adele Miller

    The best brownies I’ve ever had are the ones my Aunt Anna, one of my father’s older sisters, made. I think the recipe was from a box of baking chocolate, or perhaps even the back of a Nestle’s Toll House Morsels bag. But for me they became the ultimate: fudgy and rich, but not too filling, with just enough chewiness. The edges (always my favorite part!!) were always perfect, and the top had that nice shiny, crackly layer that shatters when you bit into it.

    I’ve tried over and over to make these brownies and never get it right. My cousins all have the recipe and swear that it’s “no fail”, but for me nothing could be as good as when she made it.

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  • Eva

    Oh my, the best brownies I ever had? I used to treat myself to a brownie from Caffe Flore in San Francisco when I was a teenager. I wish I knew their recipe: the brownies were the perfect blend of fudgey and cakey, distinctly not cake (which I adore but see as different), but not so rich and moist that they tasted like candy. The chocolate flavor was deep and dark, and the crust came apart in big tectonic plates.

    I once made some brownies by Alice Medrich that came close, but have since lost the recipe. It’s not any of hers that seem to be passed around the internet these days, though those are also nice. The quest continues!

  • Patricia

    I am on an ongoing quest for the perfect brownie recipe. Right now my favorite has cocoa, a teaspoon of espresso powder and my own personal touch is to toast the pecans before mixing them in. They come out so yummy, with a shiny crisp thin top. I would love to try them in this pan.

  • Jamie Warwick

    My best friend in college lived with her sister. She made the BEST brownies! They were so chocolatey, and they were always moist. I could have eaten a pan by myself if I didn’t have to share them with my friend. :-)

  • http://loladicila.blogspot.com/ Lola

    Les meilleurs brownies que j’aie jamais goûtés sont sans doute ceux de la première soirée à laquelle j’ai été invitée au début de mon exil américain.
    Je ne sais pas vraiment s’ils étaient vraiment bons – probablement issus d’un mix -, mais ils avaient le goût fabuleux de l’acceptation dans et par une autre culture. J’essayais de comprendre Seinfeld (ça me date!) et je mangeais des brownies qui avaient un goût que bien sûr je n’ai jamais retrouvé.

  • Michelle

    I may be slightly biased, but I am quite fond of a recipe that I have been using since high school cooking class. (….about 25 yrs ago…) A simple classic but chewy, chocolaty and always a pleaser!

  • Suzenna Martin

    It was 1957 and I just arrived in America as a 10 year old not speaking any English. My first day in school, scared and nervous, all the kids welcomed me with a big basket of goodies. Among them some brownies one of the kid’s mom made for me. I have never tasted anything like that and with the first bite I was in heaven. That was the best brownie I have ever eaten – never came close to duplicating it, though I have tried year after year.

  • Nancy

    My dad’s brownies- he added some orange peel- delish!

  • bonnie moon

    I love old fashion walnut fudge brownies. Cold.

  • http://jackieofnotrade.wordpress.com Jackie

    About a decade ago, I worked in a cafe and the woman who made all our cakes made THE BEST brownies. She was also a little weird and never wanted to chat but I tried so hard to get her recipe out of her. Over the years since, I have tried every recipe under the sun but have only come about 90% of the level of awesomeness of hers. One day…

  • Anna

    After copy/pasting dozens of brownie recipes, I found THE ONE in the booklet accompanying a cheap “Brownie Baking Set” pan, an ideal combination of cakey and gooey. Now I can delete a whole brownie folder, no regrets!

  • Leanne

    Beetroot Brownies. Sounds terrible but these are amazing and you can feel at little less guilty eating them lol
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/749700/beetroot-brownies

  • Virginie

    The best brownies I ever ate were the ones our neighbor used to bake for us on occasion. They had walnuts and were dense and moist inside and the top was crusty. So delicious!

  • Judy Rucker

    The best brownies I have made, rich and fudgy with finely-chopped peppermint candies inside, are from Margaret Fox’s Cafe Beaujolais Cookbook. The original restaurant in Mendocino, Ca.,with Magaret as Chef was one of our favorites.

  • Karen

    The very best brownies I’ve ever had were brownies with a lovely crisply browned topping of marshmallows on top! I’d really love to win this neat brownie pan, wish me luck!!

  • Sharon

    I raised my 2 boys on lots of cookies and brownies of course. There are two favorites….for dark chocolate brownies I use a variation of Alice Medrich’s Michael’s brownies, which have a little bit lower fat content, although from the taste you would never know it. I sometimes swirl in dabs of peanut butter and top it with a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips. Then there is Dorie Greenspan’s Chewy, Chunky Blondies with a hint of coconut to add more chew for the more chocolate chip cookie taste. Love to bake and always have baked goods in the freezer.

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  • http://yahoo Heather

    An elderly friend of mine had an old recipe of her mother’s that simply read, “Earl’s Brownies.” No one could remember who Earl was. My friend made them in her new oven (that she was having difficulty with) and slightly over baked them. The over baking produced an amazing caramelizing effect on the top of the brownies. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to reproduce this since she learned to use her new oven!

  • Ellen

    I like the recipe on the back of the Baker’s chocolate squares. I actually like any brownies but the brownie cheesecake recipe I have is divine.

  • Joann

    my favourite are quinoa brownies, as they are made with ingredients I can have, ie, no flour, sugar, dairy, etc. To make for others, B52 brownies are ones that get a lot of repeat requests

  • Sandy

    The best brownies I have ever eaten came from a magazine and had lovely chunks of bittersweet dark chocolate and dried mint. I think there was also white and dark chocolate drizzled on top.

  • aubrey

    It’s all about texture for me. Dense and chewy. I’m really fond of the cocoa brownies on smitten kitchen. Simple and wonderful.

  • Judy

    My best brownies of memory were from a girls’ camp where I was a counsellor during university. The camp had a marvellous cook, but I never obtained any of her recipes. These brownies were crunchy at the edges and perfect in the centre! I would love to win this pan!

  • Megan

    I love my mother’s homemade brownies with the light chocolate frosting

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  • Ray

    There hasn’t been a brownie yet that I have rejected–unless it was a box mix.

  • Leslie

    The best brownies in my life were my mom’s. I don’t think the brownies themselves were anything fancy; they were a standard American recipe but what made them special was that my hardworking single mom loved us and made treats for us kids – before we got old enough to take over most of the cooking chores. Indeed, I’m sure that brownie recipe never tasted quite so good when I was the cook ….

  • Marni

    My favourite brownies are called
    ‘Exceedingly Rich Chocolate Brownies.’ They have a dash of freshly brewed dark roast coffee in them and lots of bittersweet chocolate. So delicious still warm and served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with a raspberry coulis. But I eat them right out of the pan too!

  • Jamie

    Belgian brownies. Butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs, and a tiny bit of flour. I can actually only have these about once every 5 years, they are fall-on-the-ground rich and delicious.

  • Helen

    My favourite brownies are from the tea shop Yumcha in London. They have the perfect chocolate taste and texture.

  • Susan B

    The best brownies that I have had were the “adult brownies” from Andronicos Market (in Berkeley, California) which have a very rich dark chocolate flavor and an almost-fudgy texture.

  • Di

    The BEST brownies were from my sister many years ago on a Thanksgiving (nn-traditional for brownies) when my parents were out of town. We had friends over and the brownies were so moist, chocolaty and filled with dried cherries that after eating just a little bit I actually felt ‘high’. That’s because (unbeknownst to me), I was. There was another secret ingredient that put these ‘over the top’!

  • Adam

    Biscuity – but soft and chocolatey
    Recently had ginger/ choc brownies a really good combo from Cheltenham farmers market a maker called Fair and Square

    ( no connection with me)

  • eloise

    Luisa Wednesday Chef posted Alice Medrich’s chocolate brownie recipe and it always scratches the itch! http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_wednesday_chef/2010/02/alice-medrichs-cocoa-brownies.html

  • Deb Blaz

    When I was in college, my roommate and I made hundreds of versions of one brownie recipe, each time altering one ingredient ever so slightly, until we arrived at what we both agreed was the best brownie recipe of all time! I have it converted to metric as well as so many exchange students have requested it….would be happy to share it with you!

  • Debbie Jackson

    The best brownies ever were my Grandma’s as she grated the chocolate herself.
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  • Pam

    For me it would be fudgy brownies made with local cacao and muscovado sugar swirled with orange scented cheesecake to contrast the bitterness. Simply irresistible!

  • Helen

    The best brownies that i have had must have been the ones made late at night in a communal house i lived in while at college Berkeley, when the inhabitants of the house would pile up into the kitchen after having been out, fall onto and devour the entire baking sheet of brownies a homebody of us had prepared in just that an expectation.These brownies were eaten with much gusto, laughter and absence of any cutting utensils… the idea of a zigzag baking pan is rather brilliant! it’s all about those caramelized edge pieces!

  • Soosi

    Really easy Bakers chocolate one bowl recipe, no nuts, add milk chocolate chips. Sometimes the most simple recipes are the best of all.

  • Sarah B

    the ones my sister sent in a care package my freshman year of college

  • Summer Frace

    I have the “Ultimate Brownies” recipe that I found online a few years ago and they haven’t let me down yet. They are best warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce on top.

  • Susan

    The best brownies I’ve had were infused with carmel swirl, ancho chile powder and cinnamon at a little restaurant in Santa Fe, NM. Everything tastes better with chiles! And added a scoop of simple vanilla ice cream…yum!

  • Mark Ellis

    Brownies, nothing better than the edge pieces.

  • Posie

    What an amazing innovation! The best brownie I ever had was at a local bakery. It was crisp on the outside with a really gooey, chocolatey centre and also had chocolate chips throughout. It was truly exquisite and absolutely delicious, and although subsequently I’ve eaten many other lovely brownies (!) that particular one stands out in my memory. Unfortunately that bakery closed so I’ve been looking for another outstanding brownie – perhaps I’ll have to try the luxury brownie recipe!

  • JanetP

    I never say no to a brownie, but my all time favourite is an adaptation of a “one pan brownie” recipe from Delicious magazine (who doesn’t love short cuts). It goes without saying that the chocolate must be at least 70% dark. My adaptation – add raspberries rather than nuts.

    Raspberries and chocolate – a match made in heaven.

  • Sarah

    Mon meilleur brownie, c’est celui dégusté dans un petit pub, à Clifden, dans le Connemara. On avait fait une très longue balade à vélo sous une pluie battante (sur la sky road). Quand on s’était réfugié dans ce petit pub, épuisés et trempés, la serveuse nous avait conseillé leur brownie maison. C’est mon meilleur souvenir de brownie. Peut-être que la fatigue avait aidé à le trouver aussi bon…?

  • Margaret

    The best brownie in my memory will always be the first one I tried, from an old fashioned burger place called Fuddruckers, on a trip from Scotland (where I grew up) to America. I was only about 6 years old, and still remember it vividly. I’m sure it was enormous, dark, chocolatey, fudgy, squidgy in the middle and quite unlike anything I had ever tasted before.
    Thank you for the giveaways!

  • Kristyna

    Best brownies I have ever had were from my very good friend’s nan who bakes cakes and sweet treats for restaurant & club Radost FX in Prague, Czech Republic. Extremely indulgent with generous while and milk chocolate chunks which only melt to some extent to give away a beautiful chocolate flow through the baked dough, these are a sure cure for anything from a grumpy Monday to a heart-break.

  • Jillian

    I have to say the best brownies I ever had were baked by my late mom, Marilyn Gould. Somehow, she would whip them up -minutes, it seemed -before guests arrived. They were warm and gooey on the inside, crisp along the edges, and had a crackly thin layer on top. Rich, chocolatety and delicious. YUM.

  • Melissa

    I make a black forest brownie with homemade cherry brandy and fresh cherry halves. YUM!

  • Jill St. John

    My favorite brownie is a thick dark rich double chocolate with pecans. I love the chewy center with the crispy edge!

  • Laurence_J

    Pour moi, les meilleurs brownies, ce sont ceux au chocolat bien noir, avec plein d’amandes effilées (pour le côté feuilleté/craquant) et une pointe de fleur de sel.
    Merci pour ce chouette concours!

  • http://gourmets-amadores.blogspot.pt/ Suzana

    My all time favourite are walnut stout brownies. It’s always such a treat! :)

  • Anna

    The best brownies I’ve ever had contained black beans! It was so funny when I – and my friends – found out that our (vegan) friend who had invited us over for coffee and cake had made them a little healthier – we wouldn’t have known. As far as I know, she used this recipe: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/06/no-flour-black-bean-brownies/

  • Alison Cawley

    Best brownies ever? Dark chocolate and sour cherry brownies from a tiny bakery in Perth, Western Australia, sadly now closed. Runner-up would be the Chocolate Orgasm brownies from Rosie’s Bakery in Somerville, Massachusetts. My dedication to the brownie is such that I travel the world in its cause – so I DESERVE this prize, yes?

  • Tatiana Thede

    I love traditional fudgey brownies with walnuts! :)
    Yum!!

  • Naomi

    Dark chocolate brownies with mint chips in them. They were perfect.

  • Mary

    The best brownies are not as much about the recipe but more about who you share them with…just warm out of the oven with my 4 kids <3.

  • Patricia Cass

    The best ever brownie to pass my lips,
    was nutty and gooey with chocolate chips.
    My Nanna would bake them special for me,
    If you ask for the recipe, you can have it for free.

  • T.

    Dark chocolate brownies!

  • Pam

    The brownies that chocolate shop Artisan Confections in Arlington, VA makes on occasion – with Valrhona chocolate – are the best I’ve ever had. Perfect!

  • Aurélie

    Longtemps à la recherche de la recette de brownie le plus fondant et décadent, j’ai finalement trouvé mon bonheur avec une recettes aux trois chocolats… absolument parfait le dimanche avec un thé!

  • Gathe

    Ooh, j’ai raté tous les derniers giveaways… sur le fil pour le dernier :)
    Le meilleur brownie de ma vie… mmh… j’ai le souvenir d’un gateau acheté en vitesse dans une gare, dans une boutique sans prétention. Croqué en vitesse, en marchant. Et là, je me suis arrêtée. Et j’ai savouré ce brownie, dont je n’attendais rien de plus qu’un shot de sucre et de chocolat entre deux trains… mais qui valait bien qu’on lui consacre un vrai instant, rien que pour lui!

  • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

    The giveaway is now closed, and comments beyond this one can’t be considered. Thank you so much for entering! The results will be announced later today in the post above.

  • Katerina

    At Crimson and whipped cream in Norman, OK

  • http://pigsandbishops.wordpress.com Penelope

    That’s a fabulous idea. As a non-American I have a bad habit of overcooking brownies – I’m still developing a feel for how much wobble the final result can have straight out of the oven. Having married an American, however, I’m trying to learn!

  • Margaret

    Thank you! Thank you!

    I can’t wait to try it out….

    Margaret B.

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