Classic Brownies with Coconut-Pecan Topping
Why This Recipe Works
When developing an old-fashioned, chewy chocolate brownie recipe, we found that success lay in the details. Substituting cake flour for all-purpose flour made our brownies tender, with a delicate chew. Plenty of unsweetened chocolate gave our brownie recipe great flavor without making them overly sweet. Determining the proper baking time was also important: too short a time in the oven, and the brownies were gummy; too long, and they dried out. Finally, toasting the nuts before sprinkling them over the brownie batter brought out their flavor and gave them great crunch.