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.

18 comments:

Heather said...

These are delicious looking, fudgy brownies. I missed out on this one but your recommendation has put it on my "catch up" list.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful brownies.

And your guy's plate....that just makes me smile.

Kayte said...

Love the plate of goodies...LOL. Oh, to be so carefree! I had to read this recipe over and over, too, sometimes b/c my eyes kept going to the left side of the page, which was a different recipe, and sometimes b/c I just wasn't sure I was getting it all right. I have made them three times, so I think I have it down now. Next week's chocolate chip cookies were a big hit also, you are right: the guys loved them!

Nina said...

Margot, your brownies look delicious! I bet your homemade ice cream made them even better! These were hands-down, my favorite! Love that the piece of red velv cake was snuck in the photo! :)

Flourchild said...

Your brownies look so good. I messed up on the directions..but my brownies came out tasting very good!

Susan said...

My hubby would love that plate of dessert! Your brownies look delicious!

sarahe said...

i got confused about how to split the eggs and sugar and chocolate and all that too...i will know next time! these were wonderful!

Megan said...

Since I made such a small amount, I didn't bother with whipping everything separately.

I like Josh's way of thinking - cake, ice cream, and a brownie! I wish I could eat like that!

pinkstripes said...

These brownies were awesome! Love the ice cream and the red velvet cake too. YUM!

Clivia said...

Your brownies are picture perfect. Well done!

Tracey said...

I loved these too, even though I'm really not a fudgy brownie person! I had to read the recipe a few times too, which is in sharp contrast to what I usually do - skim it once and try not to screw it up :) I love that it seems Josh always has ice cream with his brownies though I admit I'm a bit jealous!

Cakelaw said...

Yum - your brownies look delish!

Amanda said...

I had to read how to handle the eggs a few times too! They were definitely delish, and yours look fabulous!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

those look fudgy and delicious! perfect with that homemade ice cream!

Mimi said...

Your brownies look great, especially with that vanilla ice cream.
Mimi

spike. said...

glad they worked for you! Have you tried the bittersweet brownies? I love those

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

The directions are what messed me up. I'll be giving these another shot, this time following the directions correctly!

Your brownies look terrific!

jillbert said...

They look great, especially with the ice cream (and a side of cake)! I kept reading the recipe too, to make sure I was doing it right.

It's been an interesting brownie journey with TWD. I didn't try the chipster-topped, but I liked the Katharine Hepburn brownies a lot.