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Happy Valentines Day

Moist, chewy brownies can be made – and eaten – without throwing one’s healthy diet under an oncoming bus. I made the recipe two ways – first using dutch processed cocoa, and then with traditional baking cocoa. The traditional cocoa yielded a reddish brownie with a detectable coffee flavor, while the dutch-processed turned out a […]

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SHF #32: Ooey-Gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

When I was a kid, my favorite candy was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I couldn’t get enough of that sweet yet salty, crumbly peanut butter middle, enrobed in Hershey’s milk chocolate. Sometimes, I’d nibble the chocolate sides, leaving only a peanut butter center sandwiched by a thin layer of chocolate. I might pull the bottoms […]

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Supernatural Brownies

The NYTimes’ Julia Molskin wrote this of the following recipe: [The Supernatural Brownie] is an accidental creation by [Nick] Malgieri, who (in a rare human moment for a pastry chef) once forgot to double the flour when baking his own fudge brownie recipe. He also adds a measure of brown sugar to the basic formula. […]

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Junior Mint Brownies

The idea for these brownies has been bouncing around in my brain for a few weeks. I’d found this recipe but was disappointed that the mints weren’t an ooey-gooey layer in the midst of a chewy brownie, but melted with butter and incorporated into the batter. So I set to solve that problem and came […]

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

This is not a low calorie recipe. Monday night had me craving chocolate and peanut butter. If I could have snorted it, or taken it intravenously, I — I would have looked for another option. The point is, I really wanted some peanut butter in my chocolate. And I found it in here, substituting a […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Taking a page from Very Good Things, I made a batch of peanut butter cup brownies. Although I love Alicat/Paula Dean’s idea of Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes, I was too lazy to actually fill up individual cupcake tins. Which, when you think about it, is seriously lazy. Instead, I lined a 13×9-inch pan with aluminum […]

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Grand Marnier Brownies

Mmm, mmm good. This recipe was a challenge. I wanted to create something that would be eligible for the next Sugar High Friday; this month’s theme requires that all desserts incorporate liquor into the recipe. My initial thought was baba rhum. But then I read Chandra’s instructions: “let’s try to stay away from the ever […]

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Clueless Gourmet Brownies

You can tell by the color that these lack a deep chocolate flavor. I bought The Clueless Gourmet cookbook several years ago and, soon after purchasing it, made its brownies more a number of times. And then, for whatever reason, never made them again. When I want a brownie now, I just doctor a very […]

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Busy & Doctored Brownies

It’s been a pretty hectic week around here, which has precluded me from doing much blog-worthy cooking. We ate corned beef and cabbage leftovers, homemade chicken soup, some take out and tonight, we had an impromptu potluck with some good friends. We had a great time: five kids and five adults feasting on smoked pork […]

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