Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TWD - Rick Katz's Brownies for Julia

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick was chosen for us by Tanya of Chocolatechic. Tanya has good taste, especially when it comes to chocolate.

Lots of people had problems with these. They were soft, unbaked in the middle, crunchy edges, crumbly topped misunderstood bundles of chocolate deliciousness.

Can you tell I liked them?

They have a lot of flaws (see above). But they have a key virtue: just enough flour to almost hold them together. Once you accept they aren't pretty, you're ready to experience their pure fudgy goodness. 

Thanks, Tanya. I knew you wouldn't let me down. 

If you'd like the recipe, Tanya will have it. Trust me, if you like brownies, you want the recipe.

33 comments:

Kayte said...

Now that looks exactly what I thought a brownie would look like! Congratulations, yours look perfect. It was fun baking with you, as always. I miss you for next week and the chocolate chip cookies, I will have to make those alone, and no doubt Tracey and I will be scrambling around opening our books on Monday...LOL.

lakegirl said...

These are my kind of brownies!!! Yummy!!!

Pamela said...

Misunderstood brownies! Love it. I had trouble with them, too. But it was nothing a second trip to the oven couldn't fix.

vibi said...

You are absolutely right... their imprefections are almost the key to their perfection! Bravo Leslie for the philosophical brownie bit of the day! Very well said and done! LOL LOL lol

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful brownie.

I just knew that they would be delicious.

Sweet and Savory said...

I love these brownies. They were distinct in the flavor. Your are a lot better looking than mine but I bet mine tastes as good.

Despite any difficulties, these were the chewiest, most flavorful brownie. You summed it up beautifully.

Heather said...

Beautiful! They look so fudgy and yummy. I'm still behind in TWD; hopefully next week I'll be back in the saddle again.

Fimère said...

j'en croquerai volontiers a ces brownies, ça à l'air excellent
à bientôt

Tracey said...

I love that top photo Leslie!! Your brownies look awesome. I don't usually like fudgy brownies but these made me a convert. I definitely benefited from everyone else's experiences this week.

Tia said...

awesome job! mmmm fudgy brownies. i'm glad I found your blog - I'm an accountant/baker too!

Steph said...

I agree, I always drool when I visit chocolatechic. Mmm.. I love those crunchy edges!

Hanaâ said...

Those look incredibly fudgy. Yum! I have a favorite brownie recipe already (Nick Malgieri's Supernatural Brownies; they won blue ribbons at my State Fair - you can find the recipe on Cookstr.com), but I'll have to try Dorie's recipe, since I have her book.

Mimi said...

Great job on your brownies, they look perfect.
Mimi

Megan said...

Well said, Leslie - these were really, really good!

Kim said...

Yummy. I loved these. Mine were really fudgy. They look great.

Lauryn said...

Ha!! I agree...not so much pretty...but delicious intense chocolate..yes! Yum! So glad you loved these!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

Misunderstood. What a great way to describe these brownies. I think that's exactly what they are. Yet, you understand them so well :)

Beautiful brownies!!

Susan said...

The first mini brownie I took out of the pan crumbled into lots of delicious pieces that the hubby and I scarfed up! Yours looks perfect!

Clivia said...

Agreed. They are plain-looking but make up for it in taste.
And I *will* use better chocolate next time.

AmyRuth said...

Ya know, you clearly defined these as "misunderstand." I like these a lot with that shroud of misunderstanding. The oooey gooey chocolate goodness is totally right with me. Glad you liked too.
AmyRuth

Nancy/n.o.e said...

My brownies looked just like yours - and I used the same pan. Only difference? I couldn't seem to follow the recipe correctly, and I baked a bit of the dough in a separate pan. Yum, brownies! They look wonderful.

margot said...

I am willing to overlook flaws for brownies this good. I'm glad you liked them as much as I did.

natalia said...

Ciao ! Your brownies look great !

Flourchild said...

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

Gabe's Girl said...

Yum! I am making these on Saturday or Sunday I think. Need to have something chocolisciuos to bake!

Gracie said...

Your brownies look great! I was a little worried about the outcome too, but YUM!

TeaLady said...

Those look perfect. Dark and delicious.

Love brownies and these are NO exception.

pinkstripes said...

These brownies were pure awesomeness.

Isabelle said...

You brownies look great! Everyone loved them, they are so delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

Cakelaw said...

Absolutely - like the old Picnic bar ad, these were "deliciously ugly".

bakingwiththeboys said...

Misunderstood - perfect. Looks were so so but the taste? fabulous!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks like they came out just right to me!! mmmm!

jillbert said...

They could have been prettier, but I'll take fudgy and delicious over a pretty brownie any day!