Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Julia's Prep Chef's Specialty.....Brownies

I think this month, is a Month of Chocolate.......

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie is all about the gooey goodness of brownies made by pastry chef Rick Katz as chosen by Tanya of Chocolatechic on page 91 of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours

Dorie writes “In 1995, when I was working with Julia Child filming the PBS series Baking with Julia and writing the companion book, Boston-based pastry chef Rick Katz was running the prep kitchen in Julia’s basement. Working between the washing machine and the dryer, Rick was in charge of getting the recipes of each of the twenty-six visiting chefs ready for their close-ups. An ordinary human would have had his hands full, but superman Rick always found time to make us extra little goodies, among them these very dark, very fudgy brownies. The way he prepares the batter is different from any other brownie recipe I know. Half of the eggs and sugar are mixed in with the chocolate, while the other half are beaten until they double in volume and are as light as a sponge. Whipping the eggs creates the surprisingly creamy, soft and definitely fudgy texture"

Keeping with the Valentine theme of the week, I decided to cut the brownies into heart shapes. I waited for them to cool in the fridge completely before making the cuts. So you will see that mine are not as ooey gooey has they could be. But, boy were they good.....delish for sure! I would make these again for sure. They did a little bit more effort than the usual way, but really no time at all. Check out the recipe HERE.

We give this 5 glasses of milk,
for utter goodness!

1 Others Say::

Anonymous said...

Your heart shapes are cute!