Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TWD—Honey Nut Brownies and Orange Berry Muffins

This week the Tuesdays With Dorie group made Honey Nut Brownies chosen by Suzy of Suzy Homemaker.

DSCF4212I made a half recipe of the brownies in a 9x5 loaf pan.  Yay me, I followed the recipe as written.  For fun, I used pistachios.  While I think they add nice shape and color, I think for flavor pecans or walnuts would be better.  Because of the honey, these are cakey, but I knew they would be.  So I just wouldn’t call it brownies, I’d call it snack cake. ;)  Glad I put the frosting on top.  It was the star of the show. 

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You can get the recipe for these on Suzy’s blog.  As always, you can also see other baker’s creations on the TWD website.

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We have company staying with us this week.  On Sunday I decided to make muffins to go with breakfast.  I made Dorie’s Orange Berry Muffins.  I used some frozen blueberries.  These muffins are great.  (I've had them before.)  This time, I didn’t even taste them.  I think Kevin ate most of them as well as our company.  The muffins got rave reviews!  I was just “being good” and not having a muffin for breakfast, but granola and yogurt instead.

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You can get the recipe for these muffins here.

I still need to get with it and post pictures of Sam’s birthday that was last week.  My baby is four!

10 comments:

Tia said...

your frosting does look fab! i wish i frosted mine. they were a little blah.

Clivia said...

I suspect all the best ones have been frosted. Yours look delicious!

Caroline said...

Snack cake or brownies - either way it looks delicious. I love the little pop of color from the pistachios, even if a walnut may have tasted better! Yum!

briarrose said...

Frosting makes everything better in my humble opinion. ;) Lovely brownies.

Trisha said...

Katrina, brownies are my weekness, they look amazing, I love the muffins too!

Julie said...

That frosting really does look outrageously good! These sound super :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love that you used pistachios. I have a 5lb page of them sitting in my pantry with no clue of what to do....

Emily said...

You never stop! Everything you bake looks so good!

Kayte said...

Wow, you have been busy, and everything looks delightful. Next time, my brownies are having frosting on them like yours, guys would love that!

Casa_DeArtes said...

I do love pistachios and chocolate. My hubby thought frosting on brownies would make them too rich, boy was her wrong. You can see a picture of one we made here...
http://snackattacks.blogspot.com/
Next time I'm using pistachios! Your muffins look yummy as well. Good for you with the Granola;)