Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Me + Rick Katz's Brownies = True Love

It is fitting that we made these brownies the week of Valentine's day, because I am in love with them.
Yes, I said it.
And I'll say it again: LOVE.
Inanimate objects, you say? Psh. Details.

Now I know my husband reads this blog, so it might get a little awkward around the house, but that's a small price to pay for a brownie this good.


In the eternal debate of cakey vs fudgy brownies, I have always fallen on the side of the fudgy folks. The gooier, the better. And you can't get much gooier than this:

These were really, truly, outrageously good if you're a fudgy brownie fanatic like myself. I don't know how they held their shape so well when cut, because they seemed to melt into pure chocolate bliss as soon as I bit into them.

I added some hazelnut paste and chopped hazelnuts, which turned out to be a good call. I think the brownies needed some kind of crunch to break up the gooey texture a bit. I couldn't really taste the hazelnut paste in the brownie part, though, so next time I'll double it so it has a chance against all of that chocolate. (Really, though, I can't believe it's only 6 ounces. Tastes like 60!)

My husband has taking to having a nightly bowl of vanilla ice cream, topped with a warm hazelnut brownie, and I have taken to stealing bites of it every night. People, I swear to you, this is the closest thing to heaven on earth you will find.

In fact, this might be more than plain love. This might be Princess Bride-style twu wuv, which as we all know, will fowow you foweveh. So tweasure your wuv! I know I'm treasuring mine several times a day.

19 comments:

  1. My guys agree...best brownie as they love that crunchy business on the top. I thought I failed with that, but apparently it is desirable. I have made them three times in two weeks as they are requesting them over and over. Yours look lovely, and isn't it fun to discover something you just love?

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  2. Well, I'll say... with such moist and plump brownies, how could it not be true love!?

    Those are pretty darn perfect Liz!

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  3. Yeah, me too. But I'm intrigued by your addition of hazelnut paste. I have a block of gianduja and might make them again with chunks of gianduja.

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  4. awesome job! mmmm fudgy brownies.

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  5. I wish I had thought to add nuts. They look yummy. My husband has been making ice cream sundaes with these brownies too. Very tasty.

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  6. Ha ha ha ha - I think I'm in love too - because these babies were pure bliss!

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  7. I agree, true love indeed (and I'm not usually a brownie fan!) Great job!

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  8. Those are gorgeous! LOVE The hazelnut addition! Your brownies are perfect, perfect, perfect! How long did you bake them for, because after 25 minutes, mine were still mush! Haha!

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  9. Yum they look good. I followed the wrong directions!

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  10. I am down with the hazelnut addition. Might have to go that a try next time!

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  11. What? Hazelnut paste??!! That sounds amazing!

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  12. totally agree--these are perfect!

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  13. A Princess Bride reference --- you are awesome!!! The hazelnut twist to the recipe sounds amazing.

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  14. Well said! The Princess Bride is my Daughter-in-laws favorite movie of all time. :) Great looking brownies!! Wish I had added nuts.

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  15. They look awesome! Fantastic addition, I love hazelnut paste.

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  16. Princess Bride Reference is priceless. Hazelnuts would be perfect addition. Wanna add pecans next time. These were fudgey and delicious.

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  17. those look amazing! Wish I had your success

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  18. These WERE bliss. Your husband will just have to accept it.

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  19. These really are melt-in-your-mouth brownies! You have me wishing I had some left.

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