The Secret Ingredient for the Best Brownies Ever

This little trick will help you make super fudgy brownies.

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Try this hack for the best brownies

Let’s be honest, all brownies are amazing. They’re the perfect sweet treat to have after any meal. But if you want to sink your teeth into the perfect gooey, fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth, can’t-help-but-make-yummy-noises brownie you need to add in one—kind of unexpected—ingredient.

Luckily, that ingredient is probably already in your fridge, leftover from taco Tuesday. The secret ingredient: sour cream. Yes, it seems a little strange. You’re probably used to mixing in sour cream with the salty foods in your burrito, not into your dessert. But, it brings the recipe to a whole new level.

All you need to do is add in half a cup to your recipe to get extra fudgy brownies. Adding a thick, tangy substance like sour cream prevents the batter from loosening up too much, which will result in a very dense and chewy final product.

Brownies are pretty foolproof—not that many ingredients go into making them. Adding a little sour cream won’t add much time to the cooking process. It may, however, affect the amount of time it takes for them to be devoured after they come out of the oven.

Next, read about the secret ingredient that makes the fluffiest pancakes ever.

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