Quest for Fudgy Brownies

A reader has asked: My brownies often turn out dry, yet whenever I eat a brownie that someone else has made it’s always moist and fudgy. I’ve even tried following recipes from friends who make good brownies, but mine are always the same.

A: I think you need to bake your brownies less. A perfectly-baked pan of brownies is slightly puffed, crusted on the top, and still soft but no longer liquid in the center when lightly pressed with a fingertip. A toothpick will still emerge with some wet batter clinging to it. Bake your brownies less and I guarantee they will be better.