Since moving into our house in December, Eric and I have had a few visits from neighbors. Seeing as how this is our first house, this is not something we’re used to. One neighbor brought us a plate of amazing snickerdoodles and another invited us to dinner. To say we lucked out with our neighborhood would be an understatement. Sadly, we’ve been so busy that we haven’t had much time to introduce ourselves, and we had to turn down that dinner invitation because we were painting Baby C’s nursery that day. I thought it would be nice to bake something as a way to say thanks to the people we’ve met and as a way to introduce ourselves to the people we haven’t. I wasn’t sure what to bake, but decided on this recipe immediately upon seeing it.
Here I am visiting Baked in Brooklyn almost exactly two years ago.
Brownies are one of those desserts that people have pretty strong opinions about. Cakey or fudgy? With nuts or without? Before trying these, I was firmly in the cakey with nuts crowd. However, you can now consider me a convert. Hands down, these are the best brownies I’ve ever had in my life. I finally understand why people like those fudgy brownies. I guess I just had to find the right brownie to convince me. These brownies are intensely chocolatey, so it’s important that you use the best quality chocolate you can. I used two different chocolates that I had been holding onto since November because no recipe seemed worthy of them, but this recipe certainly was. The brownies are rich, dense and so insanely delicious. The espresso helps intensify the flavor of the chocolate, but you can actually get a slight hint of it while eating the brownie. I could continue talking about how amazing these are, but I’ll try to show some self-restraint and simply tell you to make these brownies soon.