Let's talk about ... brownies!
When I worked yesterday, we decided the week before that we would all bring food for the 4th of July. I was asked to bring some baked beans. Now, knowing that sometimes others don't come through on bringing dishes, I also took along a tray of brownies.
They were...drum roll, please... a big hit! YAY!
The men that I work with are not the kind that are given to superlatives. You know the kind? So, when one of them came to me and said, "Your brownies are AWESOME", I was thrilled to bits! (Oh sorry that is something that my English mother-in-law says, you get the idea.) Another one of my co-workers told me that when somebody else ate one, his eyes rolled heavenwards (but in a good way) and exclaimed, "Oh, that is SO good".
Okay, what is my secret for making good brownies? Now, pay attention, and I will tell you. Cook brownies slightly less than the time called for in the recipe. (Mine were just two minutes less than the specified time.) Do NOT overbake them. Once baked, cut them into pieces that will fit into cupcake papers. (In England, they say "fairy cakes"!) Place the brownies onto the prettiest tray that you have.
Oh, and did I use some fancy recipe? Not on your life, I just bought a brownie mix and followed the directions. (Just baked them slightly less, that is all!)
You may read all about them here. Go on, you know you want to!