Why then should I then wreck the kitchen for anything fancy? So brownies to the rescue! Rather than fall back on my standard brownie recipe, Hershey's triple chocolate brownie pie (which I clipped from a 1991 Hershey's ad and is not, unfortunately on the current Hershey's web site but you can find a copy using The Google), I thought I would try LunaCafe's Silky Fudgy Brownie recipe.
The LunaCafe recipe is more complicated, and requires a stand mixer and a saucepot (unlike ol' faithful which only needs a bowl, whisk and microwave to melt the butter). However, LC calls for 4 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs, so I thought I'd give it a go.
The recipe says bake for "around 40 minutes." Apparently 25 is the new 40, because it was ready to hit the cooling rack at 25 minutes.
Except for a crack in the crust, the top looked almost as if it weren't baked at all. It was that smooth. Still, I was a little worried. Even at only 25 minutes, they might have been overbaked since the directions stated that a wooden toothpick stuck in the center should have a bit of crumb attached. But my toothpick came out clean.
I worried for naught. OMG! Folks, these brownies are wonderful! Silky and fudgy aren't just a title, they are the exact description! A layer of smoooooth fudge underneath a very lightly crisp crust.
The brownies are a little too fragile to bring to work. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.