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".

21 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Agreed - these were very good.

Steph said...

Good call to add the extra flour, I probaably would have done the same. Gooey brownies gross me out a little. I'm looking forward to the next 8 days!

chocolatechic said...

I used semi-sweet chocolate too.

They were fabulous.

vibi said...

Oh! Cool... a little TWD Spree! I'm anxious to see that.

In the meatime I'll feast my eyes on those little cups of love! Mmmm... bravo.

Megan said...

I can't wait to see what else you baked up - because I think you and I joined around the same time!

Nina said...

Beautifully done! Love the mini-muffin pan--what a great idea! These were sooooo delicious. Good for you on the TWD catch-up! How fun and something I need to do! :)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am sure you can bribe someone to do the dishes!
Delicious looking brownies, yum!

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

completely irresistible, I'm off to make some now!

Flourchild said...

Yum they look good. I followed the wrong directions!

Teanna said...

Ooooh what a great idea to start from the beginning of TWD! I keep saying that I am going to do that and I never do! Maybe I should try it as well! Gorgeous brownies!

Lauryn said...

I love your minis! I kind of wish I had gone the mini route. I added a 1/4 of flour to mine and I was very glad I did!

grace said...

haHA--bet you had fun cleaning that pan. :)

Bob said...

They look awesome, perfect to hold a scoop of ice cream.

Susan said...

I think they look great, but around here, mini anything gets me into trouble. Too easy to just pop one or twelve into my mouth! :D

Gracie said...

I loved these Brownies!!!
Good idea with the muffin tin. I think these would be great to take to picnic, when it warms up.

Madam Chow said...

These were a huge hit. I halved the recipe, and didn't have the gooey problem for some reason. I LOVE your idea to bake them individually!

Carol Peterman said...

Great looking brownies and I'm so impressed that you are getting all caught up with recipes. You know, we just broke through the half way point! I still have catch up work to do.

Mimi said...

I like the individual brownies. Great job.
Mimi

Katrina said...

Fun adapting and to still have them turn out great!

jillbert said...

Your muffin version looks great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Everything that seemed to put you off about these brownies, are what I would LOVE in them.. Seems like I'm going to try these!!