Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Baking with Julia - Best-Ever Brownies

Best-Ever Brownies © food-baby.blogspot.com
It's no secret I fell in love with brownies through baking with Tuesdays with Dorie. Before that I thought they were chocolatey but kind of blah. So I was really keen to see how a recipe called 'Best-Ever Brownies' would compare with what I had made previously!

Whether they were amazing or not we definitely didn't need a whole batch sitting around, especially so close to Christmas, so I made 1/4 of the recipe in a mini loaf tin. My altered recipe is below.

The taste test ...

While I wouldn't say it's the best ever, it was pretty good! I overcooked my little brownie but the very middle was perfect - fudgy and gooey and just divine with a dollop of double cream. The ends were a little drier but still in a good dense chocolate cake kind of way. My photo in no way does it justice but at 8pm under fluorescent light that's the best I'm going to get!

Best-Ever Mini Brownie

1/3 cup plain flour
pinch salt
60g unsalted butter
45g dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 ts vanilla extract
1 large egg   

Follow the method as per Baking with Julia p 331. Bake in a mini loaf pan at 180 degrees celsius for approx 16 minutes until firm around the edges and squoodgy in the middle. I gave mine 20 minutes and it was overdone so a few minutes less ie. 16 mins should be pretty close.

Our host this week is Monica of A Beautiful Mess so make sure you check out the original recipe!

13 comments:

  1. I wish that I had thought to cut back on this recipe.
    I agree that these were good, but perhaps not my best ever :-)

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  2. Great idea to make a smaller batch. But I don't mind eating brownies for a day or two. These were yummy, a hit.

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  3. These were good keepers. They were not my best-ever but they were pretty good.

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  4. I scaled mine back to half... didn't want to have them staring at me all week! :) Love your mini brownie!

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  5. I made mine into 60 mini-brownies using a mini-muffin tin and they also turned out wonderfully! Good recipe! Blessings, Catherine www.praycookblog.com

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  6. Great take on these brownies. They were so good, but I agree, Best Ever needs to really be best ever. And don't you hate losing the daylight window?

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  7. Like you, most of the time, we cut the recipes into much smaller portions, but this was one exception. The temptation of chocolate ruled. We loved the brownies.

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  8. I love your mini version! Very cute!
    I made the full size and my husband and kids had eaten them all by the next day and complained about why I had made such a small amount!

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  9. Mini batch is a good idea so you can always make more fresh brownies whenever you want. It gets dark so early here in Vancouver now. Definitely a challenge when taking food pictures at night.

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  10. Great idea having a mini batch. Love the recipe

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  11. It almost looks like a chocolate bread loaf - chocolatety goodness!

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  12. My kids would love this mini brownies recipe! Thanks for this, mate. :)

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  13. I made these for the Secret Recipe Club posting. They were so gooey and delicious. A real house pleaser!

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