Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TWD: Rick Katz's Brownies for Julia

Who doesn't love brownies? Okay, so I am sure that there are people out there who don't like them. But me? I don't think I could ever turn down a brownie. In my opinion, brownies are like chocolate chip cookies. There are hundreds of variations and, for the most part, they are all good. Everyone has a favorite recipe, including me, but I don't have any problem trying new recipes!

The "Julia" in the title of these brownies is none other than Julia Child herself. Rick Katz was the head of the prep kitchen for Julia's show and would make these brownies for her. They are prepared differently than other brownies (eggs and sugar are whipped then folded into the batter), which is probably something I should have read.

While making these brownies, I went straight into baker mode and broke a cardinal rule. You should probably read the recipe before making something. Not me. Hahaha. I just went ahead and started preparing these brownies as normal brownies are prepared.

The good news? They turned out great. Nice, chocolately, fudgy brownies. The bad news? I don't know if my brownies differ in taste/texture from what Rick Katz intended. I guess I'll find out as I visit other TWD blogs and see what their brownies look like!

Thank you to Tanya of ChocolateChic for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

15 comments:

The Mortensens said...

They look great! And I'm sure you won't feel too bad making these again, just to see if they're like Rick's, right?! ;)

Nina said...

Your brownies look delicious! These were a real hit with us. I'm with you---rare that I find a brownie that I dont love!! :)

Megan said...

I too made these on "auto-pilot" without carefully reading the directions. But since I made such a small amount, I don't think it mattered. They were great!

erin said...

Even if yours didn't turn out how the recipe intended, they still look great!

chocolatechic said...

They look wonderful, regardless of how they turned out.

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked them, they sure look yummy! And your right who does not like brownies!??

Teanna said...

Hahaha by breaking that rule, it shows that you are a seasoned baker - you know the normal steps to making brownies offhand! Not many people can do that! They still look great!

Susan said...

I think your brownies look perfect! Great job!! :)

AmyRuth said...

Your brownie philosophy is like mine. Brownie's and CCC's = there are scads of variations. Its always a quest to find the most thrilling one. Love this one though and I think I'm going to need to return to my original ooey gooey underbaked like brownie. I like that best. Yum! Yours look so good I may bake tonight. hehe
AmyRuth

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

I could never turn down a Brownie - it would seem just wrong - on so many levels! They are perfect bites of oooey, gooey, chocolate. Seems like there should be a rule - you can't go a week without a Brownie fix. Thanks for stopping by!
Susan

mike said...

I think brownies are right up there with chocolate chip cookies - what's not to love? They look fantastic - and so glad you made them and enjoyed them!

Chele said...

Fantastic looking brownies ... wonder if I could get away with a brownie for breakfast?!?!?!

Sweet and Savory said...

I think you proved this is a sure proof recipe. I think the texture is different with the extra beating but if they are good, what difference does it make. Yours look great.

Eliana said...

your brownies look like they came out perfect :)

Ingrid said...

I'm the oddball that doesn't love brownies but I'm not one for turning them down either. Just add a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream, some homemade salted caramel sauce, and I'm a happy brownie eater! :)
~ingrid

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