Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Honey Nut Brownies
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Suzy of Suzy Homemaker. She chose Honey Nut Brownies. I love baking with honey and I was very excited to try this recipe. These brownies are light on the chocolate and heavy on the honey. I actually had another recipe for honey brownies, but once I knew these were coming up to make, I decided to wait and give these a try first. You can get the entire recipe on Suzy’s blog.
There was a lot of discussion among the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers about this recipe. Some were unsure of baking with honey and others wondered if different types of honey would make a difference. I ended up using wildflower honey from Washington State. I will often buy honey from vendors at farmer’s markets, but I’ve used up all I had bought last year and the markets haven’t started yet this year. I particularly like the cranberry honey that I get, but as you can imagine, that’s not very easy to find. I can’t wait for the farmer’s markets to start again!
These brownies turned out a little strangely for me. I don’t know what happened, but I got big empty holes on the bottom of my brownies. When I flipped them over to peel off the foil, it looked like there were these big sink holes. I have no idea what would have caused that. A pocket of sugar or honey? I’d usually blame a big chunk of butter, but the butter was melted. I also had to bake these longer than the specified time, but it seems many of the others had the same issue. The texture is inconsistent, kind of like in some areas the honey sunk to the bottom of the brownie, where other areas were very cakey. At any rate, they are pretty tasty and have an interesting flavor.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 102