How do you like your brownies? They tend to fall into three major categories (with their own diehard fans): cakey, fudgy, or chewy. All have their advantages: the dense richness of brownies that are closer to fudge than any baked good; the lightness and flavor of ones that run closer to cake. But chewy brownies — just this side of gooey, with a crackled, shiny crust — are perhaps the most ardently adored.
Here is our own step-by-step recipe for super-chewy brownies, with gorgeous tops and a rich center. They're oh-so-better than the box, but only need one pan to whip up. Brownies await!