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Tuesdays with Dorie: Bittersweet Brownies

November 15, 2011

I’ve made quite a few brownie recipes with the Tuesdays with Dorie group, and a few more on my own. I’m not going to scientifically rank them all, but I will say that these brownies are at the top of my list!


Chocolatey (of course), and tender with a crackly crust. Perfect with a cappuccino!

Thank you Leslie for this great selection! Leslie is a chocolate lover extraordinaire, so it’s fitting that she is hosting this recipe. Since TWD is coming to an end, the group is doubling up on recipes in November. The other recipe for this week, which unfortunately I didn’t get around to making, is Alsatian Apple Tart, selected by Jessica of Cookbookhabit. Be sure to check out her blog today if you want to know more about the tart.


What I did:

  • I made half the recipe in an 8″ square pan.
  • I used Jacques Torres 60% chocolate disks. Sadly, my discs are almost gone; I’ll be buying more though, because everything that I baked using this chocolate turned out wonderful!
  • I added the optional espresso powder, which enhanced the chocolate, but didn’t give them a coffee flavor.
  • I think I baked these for 22 minutes.

How it went: I melted the chocolate and butter in the microwave instead of on the stove, which I think is quicker and easier than doing it on the stove, though it’s important to go slowly and keep an eye on it. They were quick and easy to mix up, and pretty quick to bake. And they got a thin, crackly crust on top just like they were supposed to!

How it tasted: I really liked the taste and texture of these. They’re soft and tender, but not crumbly. They melt in your mouth! No nuts, chunks, or other flavorings; just delicious chocolate. My husband declared them “silky smooth.” I also gave some to our neighbor – he was helping to relocate a pile of dirt one day and he said “you owe me some vittles.” I know he likes brownies, so these had his name on them.

Want to give these a whirl? Open your copy of Baking: From My Home to Yours to page 90, or head over to Lethally Delicious to take a look at the recipe and see how Leslie’s brownies turned out.

I’ve got a lot going on in November! I’ve scheduled a few posts, but I won’t be getting around to everyone’s blogs this  month. I’ll catch up with you in December!

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7 comments

  1. I liked these a lot too! I can never leave well enough alone so I did add peanut butter chips 🙂 By the way, love your mug!


  2. Also 1/2 in an 8×8 which was a perfect size. These were sooo good. And the first time I have used espresso powder.


  3. These look yummy! I like moist melty brownies best.


  4. These are at the top of my list too! So glad you enjoyed them


  5. I love your little mug with the brownie parked next to it…that’s so pretty….gives me something other than chocolate to look at it! Mark loved these…he said they were the best, but then I think he has said that about every single TWD brownie recipe so I am a little skeptical at this point. lol Nice post!


  6. These look SO delicious!!!!!


  7. Those look incredible. I must put some of those Jacques Torres disks on my Santa list! I also melt my chocolate/butter in the microwave – I can’t imagine doing it any other way!



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