Thursday, June 10, 2010

White Chocolate and Raspberry "Brownies": It's my unofficial TWD on Thursday



Well. Blogathon 2010 ends and I fall off the earth or something. There was something wonderfully all-consuming about the blogathon that had me thinking about Babette Feasts all the time--but I guess I flagged at the end, there, because although I posted daily (and really did enjoy it), I did feel as though I were taking a deep breath on Day 31...but I've loved all of you coming to read, so please don't stop! I'll get back on track, and hopefully with more interesting blogs than ever (a girl can dream...)

I caught up with some baking over the weekend. Last week, everyone (on Tuesday) made Dorie's White Chocolate Brownies with Raspberries. 

Oh, and they are topped with meringue, which may be gilding this lily a bit. But first on the baking.

The beauty of baking late is that I can read, at my leisure, the comments and problems others had with the recipe (not that there are many problems--these are some well-tested recipes)...People kept saying they didn't finish baking...so I was armed with that knowledge heading into this.

Easy batter and ...unbelievably delicious. I'm not big on raw batter (blech on cookie dough ice cream for me...), but once the butter and melted white chocolate went into this, it was luxurious and indulgent...Oops! There's another "drip" I must lick.

I baked the brownie base alone (sans meringue) for about 25 minutes. Topped it (even hot, I topped it--take that meringue...and it worked fine) and baked another 20 minutes, until the meringue was browned...

I like these...they are a bit over-the-top rich for me, lover of the plainest things (shortbread. Chocolate espresso shortbread...pound cake...see the theme), but they are tasty. The meringue makes them very un-brownie-like (or the white chocolate does)...and in my house, even the eaters have weighed in as this being sweet...

Always glad I've made something--but to me? Brownies will always be chocolate chocolate (and don't get me started on blondies...WTF???)

Anyway, if you are intrigued by everyone else's recipe results and want the recipe (as always, reprinted only on the TWD Chooser's blog with Dorie's consent) visit Tuesdays with Dorie for the comments and blog roll and visit Martha at Culinary Delights (she is the "chooser') for her results and the recipe

3 comments:

Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said...

That IS an unusual "brownie", Barb! But they look delicious..glad you're still posting regularly, even after blogathon! :)

Jen said...

I agree that brownies should have real chocolate, but I also don't mind blondies as long as they have tons of chocolate chips in them. I know I would still love these bars though if only for the nostalgia - white chocolate used to be my favorite before I got old and it started to taste really sweet. I still like it in small doses though!

marthaandme said...

Groaning over these...