Thanks to Tanya of Chocolatechic for picking this awesome pick this week: Rick Katz's brownies for Julia. Child that is. Yes, that Julia.
I didn't do much to change this brownie recipe because it seemed perfect to me. I love recipes that use different ways to incorporate the ingredients: in this case, the chocolate and butter is melted together and the eggs and sugar are mixed together. Half of the egg/sugar mixture is added to the chocolate/butter mixture, then the other half of the e/s mix is whipped until light and fluffy and folded into the batter. Sprinkle some flour and salt on top of that and fold that in together, and bake until just set (I NEVER know what that means. To me, it means stop cooking it when you look at it and think "There is no way this is finished cooking."
And these brownies are ooey gooey. I mean, look at them. Deliciously, chocolately ooey-gooey. But I've got to admit, I'm pretty dessert-ed out after the past few weeks. Hanukkah. Christmas. New Years. Super Bowl. And there are only more desserts to come. Valentine's Day. Dorie Greenspan is in NYC selling her cookies for the week with her son, so I HAVE to go there and order every single type of cookie and eat all of them. I just have to. Then, next month is my five-year anniversary (dating) with Jack. You have to eat dessert during anniversary dinners. It's a special occassion. On that same day is our friend's wedding (the one who introduced us). You have to eat dessert at weddings. They have those crazy dessert buffets! Then the spring rolls around and I will surely drink copious amounts of frozen margaritas. You have to have frozen margaritas as the weather warms up. You just have to.
It never ends. I feel fat.
Wow. I'm going to the gym right this minute. Right after I eat another bite of this brownie. Just a bite.
Make it stop!