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How to Make the Perfect Brownie

How to Make the Perfect Brownie

Brownie queen Kim Ima shares her secrets and tips for making the perfect brownie

Yasmin Fahr

Brownies

They seem so simple to make when compared to intricate and multi-step desserts, but there’s definitely an art to making the perfect brownie. Whether you fall on the chewy, gooey, cakey, or dark chocolate side of things is a matter of personal preference, but making the best possible version is simply an art that you can learn to master.

How? We wanted to know too, so we asked the popular Treats Truck owner, Kim Ima, for her tips and advice, plus recipes from her new Treats Truck cookbook.

She begins with the caveat that there’s definitely “more than one kind of perfect brownie” and everyone has a special brownie that they love. While she loves every type of brownie, she usually prefers ones that are a little chewy. (For a chewier brownie, use one less egg than in her Brownie Recipe, which falls more on the cakey side.)

For more tips on making the best brownie you can, check out this slideshow and the video below for even more tips. Happy baking!

Click here to see Kim Ima's Brownies recipe.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


  • 8 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)

The first step is, of course, to grease the pan and preheat the oven. In this case, preheat your oven to 350 F or 325 F for dark metal and/or glass pans.


Watch the video: Μπράουνις Brownies. Άκης Πετρετζίκης (January 2022).