Julia Child said it best. So always surround yourself with the best people.
There’s a reason why I haven’t posted any brownie recipe yet. Yes, brownies are probably among the simplest and easiest recipes to make, but I’m a sucker for good brownies. And I want them plain -no nuts, no whatever drizzle on top, maybe occasionally frosted with a ganache. Just pure chocolatey goodness. And for years (yes, years) I’ve been trying to bake and perfect my brownies. There were successes, but a lot of failures. Not that they taste bad, it’s just I want my brownies right in the middle of cakey and fudgy when it comes to consistency.
The first brownie I ever baked was around 7 or 8 years ago. It was the Truffle Brownies from the Food Network. I remember using hazelnut filled chocolate bars in lieu of regular chocolate bars coz that was all I could find in the province. It was really, really good… but too fudgy. After all, it was a truffle brownie.
Years went by and I still couldn’t find my ideal brownie. In fact, I have kept a record of notes in my iPod Classic dedicated to brownies. I tried recipes from Ina Garten, Giada de Laurentiis, Martha Stewart and almost every Food Network star with a brownie recipe! Haha! Until I stumbled upon Julia Child’s Best-Ever Brownies recipe just last year. I wasn’t even thinking of brownies at that time. I was looking for something else in my recipe folder when I saw her recipe. It was a sign I guess. The universe was already telling me to try this particular recipe. An besides, it’s called the ‘Best-ever’ brownie, so maybe…just maybe, it really is the best-ever brownie recipe…ever. So I tried baking it and boy, I found my pot of gold!
Be cautioned though, the way it is prepared is a bit different from your traditional, one-bowl brownie recipe. There are a few sugar crystals that are left undissolved which creates a gritty-in-a-delicious-way texture. Though a bit fudgy to my liking, it was a non-issue coz I just adjusted the flour. Plus, the flavor was spot-on! So with a few tweaks here and there, I finally have my very own, go-to brownie recipe.
Simple and plain. This is my best-ever brownie.
FINALLY!!! My first post for 2013! And there’s no better recipe to share than my most favorite food in the world -FRIED CHICKEN!
Mind you, this is no ordinary fried chicken, coz after being fried to crispy goodness, it is then tossed in a buttery-garlicky-cheesy sauce!
For followers of my blog, I have already shared one of my favorite fried chicken recipes (here). This one’s equally good, even better, I think. Plus, it’s easier to make. The sauce is sinful, yes, but you’ll get over your guilt once you take a bite of the succulent piece of fried chicken. Not to mention dipping it in a even more sinful dipping sauce.
Ok, I think that intro’s enough, I’m drooling already.
Here’s the recipe.
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Cheers to good food and great friends!