Our TWD challenge this week was to make Dorie's Brownie Buttons, chosen by our host, Jayma, of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen.
Now these buttons look small but elegant in the book, and I was looking forward to making them. I used the orange zest suggested in the recipe, and then also used Whittaker's orange chocolate to up the orange factor.
Unfortunately, the finished product just didn't do it for me. There were not many buttons (16), and in the tiny morsels, I really didn't taste the orange that much. I also didn't like the straight white chocolate glaze on top - it looked pretty, but it I am not a white chocolate fan, so I found its fatty flavour a little jarring. Sorry Dorie, after the fantabulous banana cake last week, this recipe did not light my fire.
That said, taste is a subjective thing - after I initially wrote this post, I brought the brownie buttons into work, and my colleagues loved them, so much so that they did not go outside the legal team. They identified the jaffa (choc-orange) flavour without any prompting from me, and raved about them. So hey, what do I know??
You will find the recipe for the buttons on Jayma's site, and can check out how the other TWD members fared at the TWD blogroll.