According to the authors of my newest cookbook, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, this is Oprah’s favorite brownie. Naturally, I had to give it a try.
Nothing on the ingredient list seemed out of the ordinary, but “Baked” is meticulous in their technique, so rather than adapt the recipe or make changes, I’m linking to someone who posted it almost verbatim on the Internet. The version I’m linking to includes cardamom, cinnamon and chipotle. Remove those spices and you will have the same recipe that’s in the book.
And how is it? Out-freaking-standing! These are very good brownies and definitely go in the “in between” category. They’re not too fudgy, not too cakey.
I personally would not use a glass pan the first time. Actually, glass pan works better!
— Try to use something with above 60% cacao
— Don’t over or underbake
— Follow directions carefully
— If you make a half batch, do it in an 8 inch metal pan and bake for 27 minutes. But don’t go just by bake times. Use the toothpick test and take the brownies out when moist crumbs appear on the pick/wooden skewer.
Update: Since this recipe was first posted I’ve made it a couple of times. The version I first tried had spices added to it. The version below is the one from Baked which does not have the extra spices.