Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rick Katz's Brownies For Julia (TWD)

I had mixed feelings about making this week's Tuesdays With Dorie selection, Rick Katz's Brownies For Julia. I love brownies. Let me clarify...I really LOVE brownies. Those of you who have followed my blog long enough know how much I {heart} making and eating brownies. When it comes to sweets, brownies are my achilles heel.

So, what's my problem? I just started a 21 day detox following the Clean Program, and I'm pretty sure brownies are not on the allowable foods list. I should have thought ahead and indulged in these brownies before the detox, but of course my planning was less than stellar.

Instead of skipping out of all of my baking commitments for the entire month of February, I decided to bake, but not eat a morsel...not even a taste, folks! We'll see how long this lasts before I give in to temptation. Now I know how Siena feels:
The namesake in the recipe title is THE Julia...Julia Child. If these brownies were good enough for Julia, they have to be pretty damn good, right?

Preparation-wise, this recipe is unique as half of the eggs and sugar call for are beaten until they double in volume and are as light as a sponge. In Dorie's notes, she shares that whipping the eggs creates the surprisingly creamy, soft and fugdey texture.
By the looks of the final results, I would say have to say that Dorie's description is spot on. Unfortunately, I can't tell you how they taste....they look pretty yummy, don't they?
If you're curious to hear feedback about this recipe, make sure to peruse the TWD blogroll to read more. For the detailed recipe, head over to Tanya's blog, Chocolatechic.

19 comments:

Tracey said...

I bow to you for having the willpower not to try these brownies! Yours look so rich and fudgy with a perfect crisp top.

cindy said...

Take my word for it, these were delish! I admire your willpower.

The Food Librarian said...

That is a crazy ass detox plan. I'm on the opposite plan...eating brownies all day. hee hee. This looks lovely and I bow to your willpower!

Also, enjoy the kale chips! I made and ate a whole head of kale last night! - mary

Cristine said...

Love the pic with your dog! Kudos on your willpower!

chocolatechic said...

I bow to your restraint.

You'll love these in 21 days.

CB said...

Poor Sienna. Now I'm feeling guilty over my dog's begging eyes when I bake. Dang. That's some crazy willpower you got going. Good luck with that!

Megan said...

Just think about how much you will enjoy a brownie after the detox!

Heather B said...

wow...I don't know if I would have had the willpower not to eat them! Good for you! They do look delicious!

Jennifer said...

Your brownies look AMAZING-I applaud your willpower!!!!

Jane said...

You are a strong woman! I don't think I could bake anything this luscious and not taste it. I commend your commitment. Are you going to bake a batch so you can taste them once your detox is over, or maybe freeze one just for that purpose? :) They really do look beautifully chocolatey, without being too gooey. Very nice texture.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i can't believe you didn't give in--these look fantastic!!

Susan said...

Wow! Congrats to you for not trying what looks like an absolutely beautiful brownie! Love the dusting of powdered sugar!

Flourchild said...

They look good! Your dog is the cutest ever!

TheCrepesofWrath said...

Looks great! Your dog is beautiful, too! I grew up with Vizslas, they're such great dogs.

Carol Peterman said...

Baking and not tasting is beyond impressive. You turned out some beautiful looking brownies!

spike. said...

that sounds like torture! They look amazing

TeaLady said...

They are good. Hope you make them and try them after your detox is over.

Ingrid said...

How in the world did you refrain from those? I don't like chocolate but I don't think I could pass one up!

Happy Valentine's Day!
~ingrid

Simonne said...

I've tried making this recipe but somehow my turn out as "cakey brownies" haiz....
I suspect might have overbaked them

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