Tuesday, August 11, 2009
TWD - Brownie Buttons
Is being adorable enough to save a recipe from kitchen oblivion? In the case of Brownie Buttons - yes. These small, two-bite brownies look lovely on the plate. Sometimes it's good to have a change from the large, square, gooey, nut-filled brownies that my family expects.
I'll admit right off the bat that I made a mistake in using semi-sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet. Not nearly enough flavour for a brownie. Then there was the orange peel. What was its purpose? A distraction that might have worked better with a stronger chocolate. I'd like to try this recipe with chocolate shavings. It really lacked a "gooey factor".
I doubled the recipe because, well, if I'd only made a dozen two-bite brownies, the family would have mutinied. This gave me lots to play with while I held off the hungry "we don't need no stinkin' icing" hordes.
I iced them with melted white chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter chips. They all disappeared too quickly for anyone to have a preference.
Many thanks to Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting In The Kitchen for choosing Brownie Buttons from our baking bible - Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours.