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Alton Brown's Hack For Making Fudgy Brownies Is So Smart

If you like your brownies ooey-gooey and ultra-fudgy, this trick is for you.

When it comes to cooking and baking hacks, Alton Brown knows what's up.

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He's pretty much a walking encyclopedia of kitchen hacks at this point. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So when I came across one of his brownies recipes (called cocoa brownies 2.0) that had a clever trick for making them extra fudgy, I knew I needed to share it. 👀 Because let's be honest — fudgy brownies are THE BEST brownies.

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"Proof positive that technique is just as important as ingredients," reads Brown's headnote.

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His trick? Baking the brownies in a 300°F oven for 15 minutes, then removing the brownies from the oven and letting them sit on the counter for 15 minutes. After that 15-minute rest time, he pops them back in the oven to finish baking.

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This resting time is the secret. 👌

The final baking time will take about 30 minutes, and Brown suggests using an instant-read thermometer to check the brownies' temperature so they are perfectly baked.

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You want them to be 195°F. If you don't have a thermometer, you can get one on Amazon for $10.99.

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And that's it! A simple resting time during the baking process makes all the difference and creates "an ooey-gooey brownie" you'll want to make over and over again. It doesn't really take any additional work, just a little patience.

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So the next time you bake brownies, give this hack a try!

What's your trick for making perfectly fudgy brownies?

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Let us know in the comments!

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