Yummy. Chocolate. Gooey. Brownies.
Tanya of Chocolatechic chose Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia for TWD this week. First of all let me just say, go to her blog and get the recipe! These are BROWNIES! Yes, I think they may have replaced my favorite ones.
But let me tell you my baking story of these...I haven't baked much since Nov. so maybe I've lost my baking mojo. First of all I did a cocoa powder/shortening substitute because I didn't want to spend all that $$ on an unsweetened bar of 4 oz chocolate. I did get some 62% chocolate chunks for the bittersweet chocolate.
I totally read the directions wrong, melting the butter w/the unsweetened choco (I subbed). When I got to the part about doing the eggs, I mixed them all into the chocolate! I was suppose to do half, then whip the other half to fold into the chocolate/egg mixture! OOPS! I was fed up, I almost threw it out, but I had used all the last of my other ingredients!
So I just whipped it all together to get some fluff to it. THEN I realized I hadn't used that 2 oz of bittersweet chocolate yet! HUH? It was supposed to go in with the butter also! SO I quickly melted it and just added it into the batter.
Poured it into my 8x8 pan (who has a 9x9??) lined w/parchment (TIP: makes removal/cutting them easier!) and baked for 25 minutes. They were still wet and not done at all! Well about 20 extra minutes later, I called them done and set them out to cool. Then into the fridge they went for an hour or so, so they'd be even easier to cut and set up.
They came out GREAT!!! The centers are all gooey, and the tops were flaky! I didn't bother cutting them into the 18 - 1 1/2 x 3" pieces Dorie suggested, they're too gooey, there's no way!
I don't know if my foul ups even mattered because they tasted great! Next time I'll make them in a 9x13 so they are thinner and I can cut more pieces, and check the bake time on those.