Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Best-Ever Brownies

November 20, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in BWJ, cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 15 Comments
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Rick Katz’s brownies for Julia

It wasn’t until yesterday when I actually got cracking on Rick Katz’s Best-Ever Brownies, that I realized I’ve made this recipe before.  Back in Season 1 of TWD.  Only then they were called Rick Katz’s Brownies for Juila.  Different book, same recipe, same strange egg whipping technique.  I am cheaply recycling the photo, because I missed my light window both yesterday and today (curses to work!).

Well, there is one difference between the two recipes.  This version in Baking with Julia calls for 1/4 cup of extra flour.  I prefer it with that extra little bit of flour…I think it gives the brownies a bit more structure.  The batch I made yesterday looks the same as the one in the photo, but they are a little taller.  This time I made half a recipe and baked it in a 9″ x 5″ metal loaf pan lined with parchment for 30 minutes exactly.  Then I pulled them out of the oven to come to room temperature before I put them in the fridge to chill through.  I did the same thing the last time around, because I remembered this made the chocolate goo solidify into chew.  They were good brownies back then, and they are still good now.

For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan or read Monica’s A Beautiful Mess.  Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD blogroll!


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  1. I thought I had made them before! Delicious recipe, we enjoyed them.

  2. These look wonderful!

  3. I wish I had that tip about the fridge before I baked these!! I threw out most of the pan and then put the rest in the fridge and sure enough it helped to get them to a more solid state. Oh well. They did have good flavour. That egg whipping technique was strange. I had to keep rereading the instructions before I finally understood it!

  4. hmmm… maybe I should have stuck them in the fridge as well. Mine ended up a bit runny in sections.
    I try to bake during the “light windows” as well. 🙂

  5. Nice brownies- I think I baked mine 5 minutes too long- very cake-like. Not bad, but not great.

  6. How funny that you made them before. I hate missing my light window too. Mine were goo too but solidified.

  7. I KNEW I’d made these before… 🙂

    I get irked leaving work this time of year. It’s always too dark outside to get any good photos.

  8. Now those look like how I like them! Yummm!

  9. I am glad you recycled your picture … I like it! Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving, Catherine

  10. I really like the milk chocolate top and the dark moist filling. Your brownies look perfect!

  11. Smart how you remembered baking them before! 🙂

  12. The brownie photo looks so good…look forward to baking these soon.


  13. Looks great!

  14. Those brownies look like perfection!!

  15. I’ve also tried Julia’s brownies and my kids loved them!!

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