Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie : Best-ever Brownies

Today's recipe is Best-Ever Brownies.. The "Best-Ever" title is given them by the book, not me.. I liked them, they are really really delicious if you ask me.. However, I haven't eaten or baked enough brownies to decide these to qualify as best-ever.. 

The ingredients are usual suspects: flour, salt, butter, unsweetened & bittersweet chocolate, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs.. The stars of the show being lots of butter and chocolate.. The process is straight-forward but a bit more complicated than a normal brownie recipe: includes more whipping and folding..   Dorie says these tricks enhances the texture of the brownies which are supposed to be fudgey.. The recipe calls to bake them for 25-28 minutes, but to check them at 23 minutes mark to make sure not to over-bake.. I read a lot about how they need to be baked longer by other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers that I was pretty sure mine will not be done in time either.. So I checked them at 25 minutes and let them bake until 28 minutes is over.. Mine are a bit over-baked as a result :) Not gooey, but still moist and delicious.. I don't know why I did not have the same baking time issue, may be because I used 7x11inches glass baking dish??!! Who knows.. 

I loved loved how they taste, the recipe is for sure a keeper for me.. If you would like to give it a try, please visit Monica's blog: A Beautiful Mess.. Or check page 331 of Baking With Julia.. 

Thanks for stopping by.. Next recipe: Gingerbread Baby Cakes..  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie : Buttermilk Crumb Muffin

Today's Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD) recipe is Buttermilk Crumb Muffin.. Like Popovers and Irish Soda Bread (that we baked previously with TWD), it is contributed to Baking With Julia (BWJ) by Marion Cunningham.. And like her other recipes in Baking With Julia, it is very simple, straight forward and tasty.. Simple home baking..

These muffins are basically a moist, soft cake flavoured with spices, and they have crumb topping.. The recipe is very easy to put together, and makes the perfect breakfast muffin..

I like the texture of these muffins, they are moist but not buttery, with crunch from the crumb topping.. They have perfect amount of sugar, not overwhelmingly sweet, and they are delicately flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg.. I loved it, so did my husband..

If you would like to give these muffins a try, you can find the recipe at Alisa's blog: Easier Than Pie or at the page 207 of Baking With Julia..

If you would like to watch Marion Cunningham and Julia Child baking this recipe and more, click here and here..

Thanks for stopping by.. See you in two weeks..