I’ve been searching for a brownie recipe that retains the chewiness that brownies made from a mix retain. I got a recommendation to check out Cook’s Illustrated Chewy Brownies, which is supposed to have the chewy texture of mix brownies.
I put it off for a long time, but I finally got around to making it. There were quite a few extra steps compared to other brownie recipes I’ve made. I baked the brownies in my Brownie Edge Pan* which I am completely in love with. Brownies no longer taste as good when they aren’t in the brownie edge pan.
So was it worth it? I’ve had success with Cook’s Illustrated recipes in the past, but this was not one of them. Perhaps I did something wrong, but my brownies did not have the chewy texture found in brownie mix brownies at all. They were kind of chewy but in a rubbery chewy way. They weren’t as fudgy as brownies usually are either.
So my search continues. You can view the full recipe here.
Update: Since writing this post I’ve made many more brownie recipes and one of my favorites is my Best Fudgy Brownies.
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