I decided to surprise my husband with a batch of brownies and got started right away. This is a very easy recipe to follow, but I did have to make a few modifications. Having only 3 tablespoons of butter, I had to supplement a 1/2 cup of shortening and I did add a little more sugar than the recipe calls for. But in the end, these brownies aren't supposed to be the sweetest thing, but it's the rich cocoa that comes out and makes it a very deep flavor.
My mom sent me this shortly after I moved here. She knows what's up.
I put the brownies in my little convection oven at 300 degrees (but for regular ovens it's 325), and let them bake for about 25 minutes. The end result? Fudgy, moist and almost cake-like. Divine. Not overdone or underdone (the way I usually prefer my brownies), but just right.
You know you have a good thing when your husband's immediate reaction is "Mmmmm!" and gobbles down all four of his brownies in about 14.5 seconds. I ate about four pieces too, and felt my thighs expand in my skinny jeans. But oh, it's worth it.