Let’s hear it for yet another chocolate recipe! This week Tanya of Chocolatechic chose Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia on page 91 of Dorie’s book.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I have ever had a brownie that I truly didn’t like.  There are brownies I don’t love, and brownies I feel the need to alter ingredients on but as far as I’m concerned brownies are just plain good eats (do I owe a royalty to Alton Brown for that one? 🙂 ).

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s recipe…

These brownies were right up my alley – for once I didn’t find a single thing I wanted to change in the recipe.  The resultant treats feature a rich, dark chocolate flavor;  fudgy, gooey center and an amazing crisp crust on top.  Because I know how popular brownies are in my house I made a double batch of these in a 9″x13″ pan and ended up having to bake them nearly 3 times as long as Dorie indicates in the original recipe in order to achieve “just set” with a dry top.  I was a little concerned at such a long bake time, but I assure you they were in no way over done – even the edges weren’t too dark (or dark at all).  Truth be told, they may have benefited from a little longer in the oven but I have to admit that I tend to prefer my brownies a little underdone.

“Prince Charming” gave these rave reviews and went back for seconds the first night we had them.  I was good and stuck to my one brownie, but I was sorely tempted to go back for seconds as well.  About the only con I find for these brownies is the number of bowls required to mix up the batter.  I believe the total was four – I ended up using five – 1 for the dry ingredients; 1 for the chocolate, butter, some sugar, and vanilla; 1 for the eggs (I used 2 for the eggs) and yet another to mix them all together in.

If you are a brownie lover I strongly recommend that you try these brownies (right now!).  If you don’t yet own Dorie’s book, head over to Tanya’s site for the full recipe.  If you prefer to live vicariously, you can peruse the TWD blog roll for lots more brownie indulgence.