Tuesday, February 9, 2010
TWD: Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia
Since I’ve been a member of Tuesdays With Dorie, a handful of brownie recipes have been selected and I haven’t loved any of them. I mean, they’ve been okay, but nothing I would make a second time. Except maybe the Chipster-Topped Brownies, those were yummy. There are a lot of brownie recipes in Baking, though, and I figured that eventually one would be a hit for us and the one selected this week, Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia, was. The brownies turned out soft and chewy and perfectly chocolaty. There were a lot of reports on the Problems & Questions section that they were extremely gooey in the center and difficult to cut, but I baked a quarter of a recipe in a 5-inch pan, so there was no real “center.” I also put them in the refrigerator to set, so that may have helped too. I decided brownies this wonderful deserved an equally excellent accompaniment, so I made David Lebovitz’s vanilla ice cream to go with them. (And you can see Josh added some Red Velvet Cake to the mix, too.)
For some reason, I had to read the recipe a couple times to understand how the sugar and eggs were divided and mixed, since part of the mixture is beaten separately, but other than that it was a pretty simple recipe. These brownies rated an 8.5 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, giving them an EDR of 3.4. Many thanks to Tanya of Chocolatechic for selecting this great recipe. You can find the recipe here on Tanya’s site and visit the TWD blogroll to see what the other bakers thought.