Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie! I'm Back: Chipster-Topped Brownies





I kind of took last week off from Tuesdays (although I DID make fresh mango bread finally this week; I'd gotten the mangos, after all...) But I had a party to go to, a reason to make brownies and a will to make brownies, too...

So we did Chipster-Topped Brownies this week: decadent (as in decadent-you-don't-wnat-to-know-how-much-butter-is-in-these decadent) brownie base with really tasty chocolate chip cookie baked on top. Here's the spreading of the chocolate chip topping...drop it on, gently spread:


I loved how this looked, the two-tone bar cookie...ANd I loved how it tasted. But if you can believe it, it was almost too rich. No, it WAS too rich...I cut one-inch squares to start ....then I slice those into two and three pieces..that was all I could manage (I know my hips will thank me for that later! They thank me for it now.)


I omitted the nuts because I am, as I call it, a brownie purist. I don't like nuts, frosting, anything on/in my brownies. Add chocolate chip cookie dough to the list. Because although the flavor is fabulous, I want to ask why? I love good brownies. I love good chocolate chip cookies...I suppose this is the ultimate combo for some...but I should have guessed I might not love it even if I love both components: I never liked chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream either.

So love it or hate it, it IS beautiful and gets a lot of rave reviews from people...Now go read everyone's blog (see TWD for the blog list) about it, especially Supplicious by Beth, who chose this week's recipe.

And since I kept baking and made the mango bread, too, here's a photo. I really like the bread--I think Dorie says it tastes better the next day, and I agree. This would make great muffins...Mmm. with coconut topping..Mm. I had a minor "loaf explosion," as you can see from the photo, but that sure didn't affect the flavor. Check out Kelly from Baking with the Boys for her pick and the recipe.

16 comments:

Teanna said...

Glad you made the mango bread! That was my favorite recipe ever! The chipster topped brownies look great too! I am with you, though: Brownie purist all the way!

chocolatechic said...

Your loaf of mango bread had a mind of its own...lolol.

Your brownies look great.

I agree...they are very rich!

Very, but oh.so.good!

Hornedfroggy said...

Yes, these were VERY rich! But, oh so good... guess I should hit the gym a little longer today! ;)

Kim said...

Love the picture of the mango loaf. Trying to escape the oven. These were tasty brownies.

Mary said...

I love the picture of the mango bread explosion :).

lasinthekitchen said...

Your brownie looks soo yummy! And I love the mango bread explosion! =)

pinkstripes said...

I like my choc cookies and brownies separate too. They do look good though.

Clivia said...

I've never seen a loaf explosion - fascinating!
Your brownies look dense and delicious.

Erin said...

Your brownies look fantastic! And I love the mango "explosion" : )

Pamela said...

Wow, that is a loaf explosion. It was some good bread though, wasn't it? I liked the chipster brownies, but you're right that it was almost too much of a good thing. Didn't stop me from eating too many, though.

margot said...

Your brownies look fantastic and I like the picture of the oozing mango bread. I don't like nuts getting in the way of my brownies, either. These are a great treat to share at a party, way too decadent to keep around the house!

mike said...

The Mango was rather volcanic, wasn't it? Great pic! Glad you enjoyed both - the brownies were out of this world - and looks like yours were too! Nicely done!

TeaLady said...

Yes, lots of butter. Just glue it to my thighs. But they were tasty, very sweet, but tasty.

Yours look just right. Lucky you.

TeaLady said...

Oh, and glad you made the mango bread. I loved it and will make it again - soon.

Looks like a delicious mango volcano.

Leslie said...

Good thing that mango bread was in the oven when it exploded...someone could have been injured! I'm glad the brownies were yummy!

Tracey said...

Your brownies look terrific! I'm jealous of your layers - mine weren't nearly as successful. I'm glad you tried the mango bread too. I loved that recipe!