Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TWD - Chipster-Topped Brownies & 2nd Blogoversary


Are you a chocoholic? Well, you're in for a treat with this week's Tuesday with Dorie, hosted by Beth of Supplicious. She has chosen Dorie's Chipster-Topped brownies, containing a whopping 350g of chocolate. What's a chipster-topped brownie? Well, I am glad you asked. It is an ooey-gooey fudgy chocolate brownie with a topping of chocolate chip cookie dough. Uh huh, you read that right. If you love chocolate, these would be your "crack" brownies.

Making these didn't really give me any headaches. Once again, I was a little worried at how full the baking pan was, and at how thick the cookie dough ended up - I had visions of it sinking into the rather runny brownie batter, and I dobbed it on top so that I didn't have to try and spread it out. Ultimately, the cookie dough did overflow a little over the sides of the tin, but I just cut off the overflow - and the scraps were delicious.

The recipe called for dark and bittersweet chocolate, but I used 100% dark. I also left out the walnuts because I didn't have any, and I figured with all that chocolate and butter, my butt could live without nuts as well.

Although I felt majorly guilty about eating these, they were delicious. If you want to check out some more of these brownies, go to the
Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll, or for the recipe, go to Beth's site.

I have also just realised that it is the second birthday of Laws of the Kitchen today. I will post a blogoversary recipe soon.

28 comments:

Marthe said...

I too experienced some overflow.... My cookie dough sank like a rock though and I had supergooey brownies, like they had only spent about 10 minutes in the oven instead of an hour!!

Tammy said...

your brownie looks great. I used about 60% chocolate which is why mine probably wasnt as rich!

Maris said...

This is seriously making me want to hit the kitchen to bake brownies!!

Heather said...

yummm. looks so good!! i love brownies!

Amanda said...

My cookie dough didn't sink but I was expecting it to. My brownies were a bit dry on the bottom. Not bad all in all though, but definitely not my favorite TWD recipe.

Leslie said...

Yours look fabulous! I haven't cut into mine yet so it's exciting to see what they look like.

What's for Supper? said...

I also felt really guilty about eating these. The amount of butter is CRAZY!

mike said...

These look so moist - and baked. :)
They're the perfect combo - now, I just need to find the correct baking time. They look fantastic - nicely done!

Clivia said...

Happy Blogoversary, Cakelaw! I'm beginning to think that the Dorie bakers should buy stock in a chocolate company. The cashier at the bulk store is beginning to give me looks because every other week I buy 9 oz. of chocolate.

Emily said...

Oh baby do those look good! So rich looking.

Happy Blogoversary! You've got me beat, lady.

Happy cook said...

Wow that brownie looks so so moist and morishnly delicous.

Maryann said...

Happy Blogoversary, Sweety! Many many more! xox

Pamela said...

2 years!! Happy Anniversary! I think your brownies look lovely. This was a good recipe, a very decadent treat for sure.

Navita said...

Hey Congrats on the anniversary,,,my first time here. n love this place :)

A_and_N said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! This pretty fitting for the occasion too and it reflects the general theme of your blog (baking) ;) Hats off for churning out great dishes for 2 years!

Kara said...

I'm glad these worked for you - they look great in the photo. Mine wound up a bit overcooked and sort of gloppy looking. *sigh* :)

Banjo said...

Happy Blogoversary! he he.. well done. :)

Ivy said...

Wow, Happy blogaversary with many more delicious recipes. How time passes by. Your brownies sound so delicious I want to make them.

pinkstripes said...

Happy blogoversary! Your brownies look delicious.

lasinthekitchen said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Your brownies look terrific! I've only eaten the scraps so far, I'm afraid to eat a piece because it might lead to another piece, and then another...

chocolatechic said...

No nuts in mine either.

Yours looks fabulous.

Cakelaw said...

Oh no Marthe! Well, you got the batters perfect, so it must have just been fate that day.

Hi Tammy, perhaps that was good - mine were ever so rich!

Hi Maris, if you love fudgy chocolatey brownies, these could be a good place to start.

LOL - thanks Heather.

Hi Amanda, I know - it was weird how heavy the cookie dough seemed in comparison to the brownie batter.

Hi Leslie, I was curious to know what they looked like too, so I looked at Clivia's preview and Googled others who had made it before.

Hi What's for Supper, I know what you mean - I wanted to try them, so I just momentairly put it out of my mind, and very happily shared the remainder.

Thanks Mike - I was worried about these, but they turned out in the wash - luck more than good management!

Thanks Clivia. I know, I had two and a half blocks of chocolate (~500g) in the cupboard before I started, and there isn't much left now. I snap up blocks randomly on sale for these recipes.

Thanks Emily :)

Hi Happy Cook, these were definitely chocolate Nirvana - but oh my poor expanding waist! I feel like Julie in Julie and Julia.

Thanks Maryann - I am kind of amazed that I am still doing this 2 years later.

Thanks Pamela! Yes, the brownies were decadent - lovely but naughty all at once.

Thanks for popping by Navita - lovely to see you here.

Thanks A&N - time does fly!

Hi Kara, no matter - we all have recipes that just don't work for one reason or another. (Remember the floating islands? Definitely not a high point for me.)

Thanks Banjo :)

Thanks Ivy - these are yummy, but be prepared for the chocolate high!

Thanks Wendy :)

Thanks Las. I know what you mean - I started eating the cookie dough overflow, then I chopped it off and put it away, then I am afraid I just binned the remaining scraps for fear of my resistance breaking down.

Thanks Tanya - I know you would have loved these.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Happy Blogoversary Cakelaw - wow two years - how time passes so quickly!

Your brownies look amazing!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Rosie!

TeaLady said...

Ditto!! on everything you said. But they were gooooood.

Yours look perfect.

TeaLady said...

OH!! And happy blogiversary!!! YAY!!!

Cathy said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed these - they look fantastic! And happy blogoversary to you!

Kayte said...

Oh, these look absolutely perfect. My goodness you have a lot of great looking food over here. Each week is a bit of a crapshoot for me, but you have all hits! Great job.