Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Best-Ever Brownies by Rick Katz—Tuesdays With Dorie—Baking With Julia

TWD--Best Ever Brownies  (not chilled) 11-19-12

Way back in February of 2010, the Tuesdays With Dorie group made Dorie’s adapted version of these Best Ever Brownies by Rick Katz.  Reading back through that post, I remembered that I didn’t make those exactly as the recipe said, on accident.    So today was my second chance at these brownies, since they happen to be in Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking From Julia, that the Tuesdays With Dorie group is now working through. 

Now comes the question of whether they are “best-ever”.  This time I did make them exactly as the recipe is written.  They were fudgy and gooey, just as the recipe said they would be.  They are fine.  They are good.  I would have to say in my own opinion, they are not the best-ever of brownies that I’ve made.  Kevin, my husband’s opinion—way too fudgy (he hates fudge—silly, silly man) ;)  He is still not sure he’s had what he thinks would be a perfect, best-ever brownie, but he wants chocolaty and chewy, not fudgy.  I’ve made a few that he really likes and would have to have them all in one place for him to compare.  Sounds fun to me.

I did bake the brownies in a 9x13 inch glass baking pan even though it is suggested to bake them in a 9x9 pan.  When we made them for TWD a couple years ago, I did the smaller pan and decided I’d try them in the bigger pan this time, knowing they would just be thinner brownies.  It worked great!  I think they baked up perfectly in thickness. 

That first photo is brownies I cut as soon as they were at room temperature.  After chilling the brownies for a couple hours (which is what I prefer with brownies, then serving them at room temperature if you’d like), here is the brownies.

TWD--Best Ever Brownies, chilled 11-19-12

If you’d like the recipe for these brownies, Monica blogging at A Beautiful Mess is hosting this week and will have the recipe. 

16 comments:

Cindy said...

I thought I had made these before! Delicious then, delicious now. I did bake them in a 9 inch stoneware pan. The top of my brownies cracked. It was hard to get a good cut but the taste made up for the cragginess!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

I think they were so good warm and so delicious. If you´re husband won´t eat them, then there´s more for the rest of you! They look wonderful!

Cher Rockwell said...

No fudge? The horror!
I think a brownie bake-off comparison sounds like a great idea!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Good Idea to bake them in a larger pan. I think that would have helped me. I found them too fudgy for my liking. Good flavour though. If you haven't tried it, try the Baked brownie recipe. I tried those a few months ago and loved them.
Your brownies are cut perfectly. I always have troubles getting clean cuts!

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love fudgy brownies, so these sound pretty yummy to me!

smarkies said...

How can he not love fudgy brownies?!! These were pretty good but perhaps not the best for me.

twodogsinthekitchen said...

They look good, I've been on a dark chocolate brownie kick lately. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream too :)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I knew I'd made these before. :) Mine turned out looking exactly like your bottom photo; however, I never chilled mine. They look great, Katrina!

Sara said...

Your brownies look fantastic! I'm not sure if I'd call them the best ever, but they were definitely pretty tasty. but then, I think I prefer a fudgey brownie!

Catherine said...

Love your pictures, liked the brownies really well. I baked mine in mini-muffin pans and they are going on a variety of Christmas trays this year! Blessings, Catherine www.praycookblog.com

sanyaliving.com said...

You brownies look perfect!
I'm not much of a brownie or chocolate lover but I loved these, I think it's cos I used a combination of milk and dark chocolate, made the taste milder and easier to eat!

TeaLady said...

I KNEW we had made these with TWD but I couldn't find them. These were sooooo good. Def my go to, for now.....

Not like fudgy? bad husband!!

Cathleen said...

Picture perfect!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

You know I love fudgy brownies. These look beyond amazing!

Bella Baker said...

I love brownies just out of the freezer too! YUMMM! I remember liking these when I made them with TWD but thinking they were VERY fudgy!

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