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Browniefest part 13: Other bakers’ brownies and a summary of the results

Finally, we come to the end of the road for Browniefest 2015. As I write this it was still less than a week ago, although you won’t see it for another few days yet. I’ve already written about all the … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 12: Brownie or Torte? — Emily Luchetti’s “Black Forest Brownies”

Finally, we come to the very last brownie recipe I made for browniefest: Emily Luchetti’s “Black Forest Brownies with Mocha Ganache” from A Passion for Desserts (Chronicle Books, 2003; p. 74). A number of the tasters were unsure whether this really … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 11: Two recipes that I expected better from, by Moosewood and by Fritz Knipschildt

Now we come to two brownie recipes that were real disappointments to me. First up, from Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (ascribed to “The Moosewood Collective”, copyright owned by Vegetable Kingdom, Inc.; Clarkson Potter, 1997) are “Hazelnut Brownies” (p. 198), … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 10: Judy Rosenberg’s “Peanut Butter Topped Brownies”, a Rosie’s Bakery classic

Until it closed recently, Rosie’s Bakery was a local Cambridge institution, offering unapologetically rich, sweet baked goods. Chef-owner Judy Rosenberg published a number of cookbooks over the years, and this recipe comes from The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 9: Brownies with unusual toppings by Carole Bloom and by Mindy Segal

The previous posts covered all of the “plain” brownies, some of which had nuts or chocolate chunks in them but none of which had any sort of topping applied. I did all of those brownies first before starting on the … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 8: Brooke Dojny’s daughter Maury’s “Best Brownies”

Brooke Dojny’s The New England Cookbook (Harvard Common Press, 1999) is one of those reference works (like the more famous Joy of Cooking) that I consult fairly frequently when I’m thinking about something I want to cook, but rarely actually … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 7: An update on King Arthur Flour’s “Double Fudge Brownies”

I’ve already written two posts about “Double Fudge Brownies”, a whole-wheat recipe from King Arthur Flour’s Whole Wheat Baking, including a complete walk-through, so I don’t really have much to add here. However, I did redo the nutritional analysis to … Continue reading

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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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