Tuesday, February 9, 2010
TWD: Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia, Day #1 of "8 Days with Dorie"
This week at Tuesday's with Dorie, Tanya of Chocolatechic chose Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia. (Yes, that Julia.)
And with this post, I'm kicking off eight straight days of TWD recipes. I have slowly but surely been whittling away at the recipes that were baked before I started TWD nearly two years ago (only two left, yeah!). These eight posts will be short and sweet and to the point. Think "quantity over quality".
So, anyway, these very-long-named brownies (want the story? get the book!) were reported to bake up gooey, soupy, and all sorts of other adjectives that I don't like attributed to my brownies. Consequently, I added more flour, as in 1/2 cup added to the required 1 cup. (Well, except that I quartered the recipe, so whatever that works out to.) Quarter of a recipe fit perfectly in a mini-muffin pan. As you can see, I *didn't* grease the pan and so had to pry my brownies out. And if this weren't enough changes, I used semi-sweet chocolate instead of unsweetened and bittersweet.
And how were they? Good! Very good! They were chewy and moist and delish. Now, I'm not sure how they compare to the original version, but this improvised version was dang tasty.
Thanks, Tanya, for a great pick. You can find the recipe on Tanya's blog or Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking: From my Home to Yours".