Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Brownie Buttons




It's Tuesday again! Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen selected Dorie's Brownie Buttons for her TWD.

I heard these were all the rave from our P&Q at TWD so I was excited about them. However, since I was out of chocolate except for 2 baking squares and some cocoa powder I decided to substitute. I baked them for about 11 minutes, because baked good in mini tins do not take much time at all! Then I tried to melt my white chocolate chips in a double broiler (and then again in the microwave but scorched them!), and they weren't melting, but getting ruined. I asked about it in the P&Qs and was reminded that white choco. chips do not melt down so easily anyway! Bummer! So I dusted them with powdered sugar and orange zest and took them on a photo op.

Well, I am sad to report that my brownie buttons came out sort of dense and dry. Something had gone wrong, and I think it was the chocolates. I also couldn't detect any of the orange flavor from the zest.

I would love to try these again with no substitutions because they sound amazing! See for yourself at Jayma's blog, and make yourself some!



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14 Lovely Comments:

MOMSWEB said...

Oh my goodness...it's too early to read about brownies. Now I want brownies for breakfast! They look delicious!

Tracey said...

Love the sprinkle of orange zest on top! They look perfect! I had issues with the white chocolate too.

Ingrid said...

Bummer about them not tasting good but they did take a lovely photo.

Btw, I learned the hard way about white chocolate chips.They don't have enough cocoa butter. Ghirardelli white chocolate chips work better but still not great.
~ingrid

Danielle said...

they sure do look good. maybe you can crumble them and use them for something else :)

Jennifer said...

Im so sorry yours turned out a bit dry! Perhaps it was the cocoa addition? Nevertheless they are picture perfect :)

lasinthekitchen said...

That's a bummer that you didn't like them when they look sooo good! You should definitely try them again! I liked them with the taste of orange!

Linda said...

i know you weren't pleased with the results, but that pretty photo says otherwise.

margot said...

They look great! I learned the hard way about melting white chocolate chips too.

Pamela said...

Sorry that they weren't as tasty as you had hoped. They sure looked pretty, though.

Anonymous said...

3 tbsp cocoa plus 1 tbsp melted butter or shortening equals 1 square or ounce unsweetened chocolate.

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