Tuesday, June 3, 2008
TWD - French Chocolate Brownie
The TWD recipe for this week was chosen by Di of Di’s Kitchen Notebook and is French chocolate brownies. The recipe called for flambéed raisins to be included in the mixture. I don’t like raisins and so completely left them out. I thought about adding craisins, but they just didn’t seem to go with brownie. Dorie seems to use a lot of raisins in her recipes – I tend to leave them out.
These brownies used all chocolate – the recipes I tend to use for Brownie have cocoa as well as chocolate. They had a nice dense texture but probably weren’t as gooey as I like brownie to be. Actually, Dorie says in her preamble to the recipe that the recipe was meant to be a cake, but the group of French chefs she baked it for thought it was brownie. I think it is more cake like than brownie. One of my taste testers said he thought it was creamy in the middle – maybe that was what Dorie was originally intending?
Judging this brownie as brownie I would give it probably a 6.5 out of 10, but thinking of it simply as a nice chocolate cake/slice I think I would give it 7.5.
See what the other TWDers thought here.