June 26th, 2011
Back in January for my birthday one of my friends gave me a dessert book, Bon Appetit Desserts, by Barbara Fairchild. But it wasn’t until recently that I finally tried a recipe from the book. This is one of the biggest dessert books I’ve yet to own, with over 600 recipes! After browsing the book for two days I finally decided on the fudgy toffee brownies. I needed something transportable and easy to eat since I was making them for a Tahoe trip.I turned the recipe into brownie bites for convenience purposes, which I think turned out for the better because the top of the brownies formed a nice cracked, crispy layer with a very soft, chewy center once out of the oven. The toffee bits melted right into the brownie and made a caramel-like consistency. To spice these up, I served them with ice cream to contrast the chocolatey flavor.
I normally don’t make brownies, but after this recipe I’m looking forward to different ways of changing up the good ol’ brownie.