Monthly Archives: June 2015

Browniefest part 6: Ovenly’s “Salty Super Dark Chocolate Brownies” and “Cinnamon & Ancho Chile Brownies”

I made two different recipes from Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin’s Ovenly (Harlequin, 2014): “Salty Super Dark Chocolate Brownies” and “Cinnamon & Ancho Chile Brownies”. While I’ve had my complaints about this cookbook before, both of these recipes turned out … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 5: Joanne Chang’s “Fudgy Mascarpone Brownies”

This was the first recipe I had done from Chang’s latest book, Baking with Less Sugar. As I’ve told numerous people, this book should really have been titled Baking with Less Granulated Sugar; the emphasis is not on reducing sugar … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 4: Two Cook’s Illustrated recipes

Two of the recipes I made for Browniefest came from Cook’s Illustrated: the first, by Andrea Geary, was originally published in the magazine in 2010, and the second (no author attribution) was published some six years earlier. I found both … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 3: Alice Medrich’s “Best Cocoa Brownies” and “New Classic Chocolate Brownies”

The two recipes I made from Alice Medrich’s Seriously Bitter Sweet (Artisan, 2013) were “Best Cocoa Brownies” (p. 69) and “New Classic Chocolate Brownies” (p. 67). They were so similar that I didn’t even bother to take pictures of the … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 2: Techniques and Ingredients

In my original post, “Thinking about Brownies“, I gave a list of the recipes I was looking to try, and I ended up doing all but two of them. Since I was going to be taking a week off from … Continue reading

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Browniefest

After a week of baking (on my part, not so much the other bakers’), we finally held Browniefest on Monday, June 15. I brought 14 batches of brownies to the office on Sunday: …but the final batch, Emily Luchetti’s “Black … Continue reading

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Dear considerate Massachusetts drivers

If there’s a long line of cars behind you and you stop to let me turn across traffic, thanks, the courtesy is appreciated. If, on the other hand, there is no one behind you, I am already planning to make … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Lavender Blueberry Pie

Blueberries are one of the finest flavors of summer, and even though they’re not yet in season here, big containers of them have been showing up in the supermarkets lately, imported from other states with earlier seasons. Meanwhile, it is … Continue reading

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Posts coming later this week

I have nothing in particular to post this weekend because everything I’ve done so far I’ve already covered. Today (Sunday) I redid the Cook’s Illustrated vegetarian chili from earlier this year; the only thing new I have to report is … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Alice Medrich’s “Queen of Sheba” chocolate torte

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Originally this weekend, I figured I would make brownies. But then I got the idea for a brownie-fest and decided to do something different. I stumbled across the recipe for “The Queen of Sheba”, a chocolate-almond torte, in Alice Medrich’s … Continue reading

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