Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life. She picked Brrrr-ownies, which are decedent brownies studded with chopped up York peppermint patties. Yum! You can get the recipe for these yummy cookies on Karen’s blog. My chance to pick the Dorie recipe is coming up soon and this is one of the recipes that I seriously considered. I’m glad that they were picked since I had been eyeing them for a while.
These brownies are basically a one bowl brownie and they were quick and easy to put together. They use a combination of unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate. I substituted some dark chocolate for some of the bittersweet, but I figure those two chocolate are interchangeable. The weather has been warm in Seattle (although a bit too much, going from 65 degrees to 95 in about 3 days—no air conditioning) so I kept the peppermint patties in the refrigerator in advance to making these. That made them easier to chop, too, so that was a bonus.
The other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers mentioned that the only problem with baking these brownies is that they are very sticky, and you have to be careful to butter the pan enough. Mine were indeed sticky, but I buttered the foil a lot and the foil came off with no problem. I had to bake mine a few extra minutes because they were too gooey after the specified baking time. They are very fudgy, so make sure that they are completely cool, even refrigerated, before cutting them. We had them with some vanilla ice cream and they were great. These were very refreshing in the middle of the summer, but they would be the perfect addition to a tray of Christmas cookies as well.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 103