Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia - Tuesdays with Dorie
Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Tanya of Chocolatechic chose Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia, page 91 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

When the Food Librarian is tired:
a. I can fall asleep anywhere. Including hallways. Just ask @davery90230
b. I start to daydream about sleeping.
c. I look for shortcuts to save time so I can go to bed.

Thus, the Brownie Bite.

Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia - Tuesdays with Dorie
The instructions say to cook a pan of brownies for 35 minutes. Heck no. I'm not staying up for that long waiting for brownies when I can be SLEEPING. I had a sleep deprived weekend and I'm trying to rest up for the Winter Olympics. Oh yes, I'm in Olympic watching training mode right now. It's tough work. Reading athlete profiles, clearing off saved programs on the DVR, and getting a box of Kleenex ready for those touching Curling championship wins.

Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia - Tuesdays with Dorie
I baked half a batch in a mini cupcake pan. I filled 24 and had leftover batter (which I tossed because nothing was getting between me and my pillow). I baked them for 10 minutes.

The texture is a little spongy because half the egg mixture was whipped into a ribbon and folded into the chocolate batter. There is no leavening agent, only the power of the egg! Please note that many bakers who made the 9 x 9 pan of brownies found them gooey and fudgey.

Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia - Tuesdays with Dorie
ahhh. the brownie bite. a piece of chocolate on your pillow.

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Chocolatechic's blog (February 9, 2010)
Page 91 of
Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
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vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Woahhh... nice presentation Mary! Love those perfect mini bites!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

I love the mini idea. Call it mini and I will eat twice as much...haha :)

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Those look so cute. I have been wanting to try this recipe and I love the idea of bites.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Cute brownie bites Mary! These are my new favorite brownie recipe. I'm super excited for the Winter Olympics too! I've got to get going on clearing off my DVR :)

Davery said... [Reply to comment]

I credit your ability to sleep in hallways for our 20+ years of friendship! That and my inability to not laugh at you for sleeping in those halls.

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh I'm absolutely going to try baking brownies in a mini pan! There's a potluck I'm attending this weekend, so perfect timing.

Soy*Baby said... [Reply to comment]

The brownie bites look good. Hope you got your needed sleep.

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I love these brownie bites! This recipe was fabulous!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I love bite size treats! These look awesome!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

You THREW OUT brownie batter? GAAHHHH! That's outrageous.

But I'm sleep deprived too, so I totally understand.

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

I made mine in muffin pans--I like edges. These were delish!

Cristine said... [Reply to comment]

I love the minis!

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you made brownie bites out of these - great idea. Perfect portion control too!


erin said... [Reply to comment]

These are fantastic! I love the fact that these are bite size!

Bella Baker said... [Reply to comment]

oooh, great call on the brownie bites!!! They look amaaaazing! I love the winter olympics too!! Figure skating!

Sook said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like a perfect texture! Oh yum!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Nice job on squeezing in your extra zzz's...and on your brownie bites!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

I love brownie bites. They just seem healthier since I'm only having a bite! Of course, 10 bites later, I find myself quite full...but happy :-P

CB said... [Reply to comment]

I hear ya on the sleep deprivation thing. Actually I'm kicking myself that I didn't come up with borwnie bites. I mean it's me. I'm make-any-recipe-into-a-cupcake queen over here. I'll just continue to the blame the sleep deprivation for all of my misgivings. Cool? ;)

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

I almost made minis too but it's so much work cleaning that darn pan afterwards. Yours look lovely!
I'm an Olympics junkie too. I hope the opening ceremonies make us proud.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait for the olympics too..I am a big opening ceremonies dork....go USA and South Korea in my house!

Treehouse Chef said... [Reply to comment]

I am in the brownie making mode myself. This morning I made Katherine Hepburns's Brownie recipe.

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Bites..... great idea! They look perfect for dunking in coffee (to wake you up) or milk! Send a batch to Vancouver! I just finished sending off our figure skating team, here in Spokane - I THINK they're ready - let's hope so! :)

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic! I've seen a few baked in individual pans, they all look great :) I used the pan, but I also put some in a ramekin, and that was incredible topped with vanilla ice cream and ganache!

Susan said... [Reply to comment]

Touching Curling Championship wins! Too funny! Love, love, love your brownie bites! Beautiful presentation!

Chats the Comfy Cook said... [Reply to comment]

I love your blog. Your style of talking about the recipes is delightful.

Your bites are clever and not because of the time saving element. I think they look better than brownies.

I was one of those who had gooey chewy brownies and I must say, they were good.

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

They look so good. Im glad you enjoyed!

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

Brownie bites are oh so easy to pop in the mouth!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I wish you had shaped this into one giant pillow and took a picture sleeping on it. Now that's a blog post!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

They turned out beautifully in the muffin tin! Nice work.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I'm totally stealing your brownie bite idea and making these tonight to bring for my coworkers tomorrow. They look super yummy.

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Brownie BITES!! Perfect.

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