A batch of brownies is always a welcome treat to encounter when you’re in the mood for chocolate. The brownies you find most often, however, are plain or studded with a few handfuls of nuts for crunch. While these classic brownie flavors are still delicious, you can get a lot more creative with them than you might think. In Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-the-Top Treats Ever, you’ll find dozens of recipes for brownies that will turn this bake sale classic into a truly decadent dessert.
Like many cookbooks, this book begins with an introduction to the ingredients and equipment that you’ll need to have in your kitchen to up your brownie game. While the tools are important, the introduction doesn’t stop there. You also want to make sure that those brownies come out of the pan perfectly so that they look as good as the photos in the book and there are two more sections in the introduction that are designed to help with that: pan preparation and cutting/freezing/storing brownies when they’re done. The recipes are only divided into two sections: Brownies and Blondies. Each one is clearly written and easy to follow, so you can start getting more creative with your brownies with the first batch you make.
With names like Mega Mallow Coconut Brownies and Spicy Cinnamon Baja Brownies, all you need to do is read through the table of contents to get inspired. If the names of the brownies weren’t enough to inspire you, the photos will be. Every recipe in the book is illustrated with a gorgeous photo that will get your mouth watering. Since many of these recipes have unsual “mix-ins,” its nice that you can really see what is inside the brownies in the photos. You’ll have a lot of fun with the recipes in this book and you will probably find a few new favorites. Seeing so many possibilities in one place will also inspire you to play around with your current favorite brownie recipe, adding flavors and ingredients that you may not have tried before.
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