Tuesday, May 26, 2009
TWD - Chipster-Topped Brownies
Dorie is my hero!
Really, about certain things I'm easily swayed, so anyone who'd thought of topping a dense, fudgy brownie with a chocolate chip cookie layer would be heroic to me. In this case, it was Dorie with another perfect recipe from her cookbook, Baking From my home to yours.
Let's move on to the recipe. You're making chocolate chip cookies; you're making brownies. How many hands does one cook have? In my case, not enough. I enlisted my son to make the cookie layer or I would have spent more time preparing this than it would take my family to eat the whole batch.
How many ingredients are in this mega recipe? Alot, trust me. I tried to keep the cookie ingredients in the orange bowls and the brownie in the yellow, but it was too much. In the end I just piled it all on the table and got the photo over with, so I could get on with the baking.
Having prepared both layers, I carefully spooned the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.
The result was a huge success. The brownie is rich and chewy, but not too sweet. The cookie forms a crunchy topping. If you're like my family, the corner pieces of everything dish go first. We like the crunchy corners. We like the first - and last - slice of a loaf. To us, putting a crisp topping on a brownie is genius!
Then there's my personal sweet tooth. When confronted with a brownie, topped by a cookie, only one way to finish the dish comes to mind. A dollop of whipped cream and Skor pieces!
Many thanks to Beth of Supplicious for this wonderful choice. Her blog entry for today has the complete recipe.