You know what makes me really sad when it comes to brownies? Feeling lured into picking one up based on how beautiful it looks only to bite into a dry crumbly cake-like treat you now feel obligated to finish. Its worse if you pay for it. I recently had a brownie like this from a bakery and I spent nearly $3. I tried finishing it by washing it down with coffee but in the end I decide this brownie and I needed to part ways. What does a home cook do at a time like this? They get motivated to bake! Today Im sharing with you a small-batch version of my favorite: Decadent Fudge Brownies with Walnuts.
This recipe makes 6 large brownies or 12 smaller ones. More fudge-like than cakey, these brownies are moist, dense, and rich with chocolate goodness. I love the thin soft chewy outside layer and the soft fudge center. These brownies do not need any additional frosting, but a nice dusting of confectioners sugar adds a nice touch.
The key to these brownies is patience. After baking for 35-40 minutes, these brownies will taste best when allowed to cool on the counter and then refrigerated for a couple hours to properly set up. Then cleanly cut them into perfect pieces like the bakeries. Small-batch baking allows us chocoholics to enjoy a single serving instead of several, which can sometimes happen when I bake a regular batch of anything.
Next time you need a brownie fix, these brownies will definitely hit the spot. And if youre not allergic to walnuts, please do not omit them. They are so wonderful in this recipe. Enjoy!