Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TWD—Ginger-Jazzed Brownies

Ginger Jazzed Brownies

Thank you for the chocolate, Clivia from Bubie's Little Baker!  I needed a little.  For Tuesdays With Dorie this week, she chose the Ginger-Jazzed Brownies (page 101), get the recipe for them on Clivia’s blog.  I knew I would have liked the ginger-jazzed part, but the others in the house wouldn’t have, so I decided I’d better halve the recipe and only use ground ginger.  Dorie mentioned in her Playing Around note that you can omit the fresh ginger and just use ground, so I did, but I left the amount the same as if I’d made the full recipe, even though I halved it and made the brownies in a 9x5 inch bread pan. 

TWD--Ginger-Jazzed Brownies 10-16-11 

I was a little bummed that you still couldn’t really taste the ginger, but the brownies were good.  I did jazz them up a bit more with a chocolate gananche on top.  (2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, about 1 1/2 ounces hot cream—stirred together until melted and smooth—then with some added ground ginger).  Still couldn’t really taste the ginger.   If I made these again, I’d try the freshly grated ginger and make some just for me. ;)

Since they don’t have much of a ginger flavor, they are definitely getting eaten here!  They are better chilled and fudgy (as are all brownies), but are still good at room temperature and almost have more of a dense moist cake texture then.  No complaints with this one! 

Here’s the TWD Link so you can go and gawk at the other brownies—and hey, while you’re at it, get the recipe from Clivia and see what you think of brownies with ginger!

13 comments:

Kayte said...

It's chocolate week alright...chocolate and more chocolate! You have a way with photos that make everything just leap off the page. Leaping chocolate. lol Hope you are having a great week.

Pamela said...

Looks great. I have been bad with TWD again this month. But just yesterday, I throught that these sounded good to me. Still, I didnt get to them. But they look so good with the ganache!

Jules Someone said...

These are excellent looking! If they've lasted at all, the ginger flavor should be more pronounced.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

When I saw your photo I almost swooned! How intensely chocolately and perfect - fabulous and love the addition of ginger
Mary x

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These brownies look amazing! Super chocolaty...yum!

Cindy said...

They look yummy. Brownies of any kind are always a hit here. Ganache always makes brownies better.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Gorgeous... love the ganache on top! :)

Lisa said...

Too bad you couldn't taste the ginger. I'm the same way, I need a lot of it. I'm sure you'll come up with a way to tweak it just right.

Flourchild said...

Great pictures! They look fantastic!!

Clivia said...

Fabulous photos! I wish I'd done a glaze. Of course, I had to make them full flavour. My daughter said they would have been improved if I'd used marshmallows instead of ginger. She has a point.
Thanks for baking with me this week!

Zoe said...

These brownies look so fudgy and irresistible!...*drooling*

Kudos Kitchen said...

These look amazingly moist! Love that you added ganache too. Be still my heart.

Jessica said...

Your brownies look super intense. I also skipped the fresh ginger and agree, these brownies needed it!