TWD: Rick Katz's brownies for Julia (and milk chocolate mini bundts)
Ok, let me be honest with you here, the Saints won the Superbowl so there is pretty much nothing else on my mind! There is an enormous Saints parade tonight which I'm planning to brave with the little girls. So I'm going to make this short and sweet.
These brownies are a recipe from pastry chef Rick Katz by way of Dorie Greenspan. Dorie explains that Rick used to make these brownies for Julia Child while Dorie and Julia were working on Julia's cookbook. The brownies are unusual because half of the sugar and eggs are stirred into the chocolate/butter and the other half are beaten until they are frothy and almost meringue-like and then folded into the chocolate. Finally, a small amount of flour is sprinkled over the top and gently folded into the batter. The result is a very, very dense and fudgy brownie. A few of the Tuesday with Dorie bakers thought they were a little too fudgy (it's pretty much impossible to cut them into neat little squares) but I thought they were perfect. Sorry for the very ugly brownie picture, there was literally one little corner piece left in the pan when I went to take a picture! These are so good I'm trying to hold myself back from baking them again. This delicious recipe was chosen by Tanya of Chocolatechic
Last week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe was for Milk Chocolate Mini Bundts and was selected by Kristen of I'm Right About Everything. I couldn't pass up these adorable little cakes because I love milk chocolate and it is almost never used in baking! I loved the sweet, delicate chocolate flavor of these cakes. A few of the TWD bakers mentioned that the cakes were a little dry so I used buttermilk in place of the regular milk and made sure to keep a close eye on them as they baked. The cakes popped right out of the pan but ended up looking a little bit shaggy. I skipped the chocolate glaze as it seemed to be causing a bit of difficulty for most of the bakers and served the cakes with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream.