Thursday, May 28, 2009
I tested a new brownie recipe today. Jamie at My Baking Addition featured "Chipster-topped" Brownies from Dorie Greenspan a few days ago and I had to try it. The recipe was pretty easy to follow, but I could not get my cookie dough to float on the brownie batter, so mine weren't exactly "chipster-topped"...more like chipster-infused. Basically, you make the brownie batter, then you make the chocolate-chip cookie dough. You pour the brownie batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan, then top it with the cookie dough and "with a light hand" spread the cookie dough across the top of the brownie batter. Um, yeah, right! My cookie dough sank as soon as I put it on the brownie batter.
I was thinking as I made this recipe that I could have just used my own brownie recipe and my own choice of cookie dough recipe and done the same thing. This time, however, this is the recipe came from Beth at Supplicious via Jamie at My Baking Addiction or you can click here for the recipe. (Both of them participate in a baking challenge called Tuesdays with Dorie...I still don't really know who Dorie Greenspan is, other than the source of all the yummy baked goods the TWD participants make.) Interestingly, some of the people who commented on the original site said that baking the brownie portion for 15 minutes before adding the cookie dough made the layering much more successful. I think I would try it that way if I were to make these again. Honestly, however, I have other brownie recipes I prefer and I'll probably stick to those.
Having said all that, Superman said that these brownies would be absolutely perfect for Brownie Sundaes. The brownie portion isn't as sweet as typical brownies and would be a good foil for the vanilla ice cream. (Whipped cream and hot fudge topping strictly optional.)