Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chipster Topped Brownies -- Tuesdays with Dorie


This is going to be a short TWD post, first off, thank you to - Beth of Supplicious, who picked Dorie's Chipster Topped Brownies for us to try as our treat of the week. After a busy Memorial Day weekend, I decided to bake these brownies today -- Tuesdays morning! I am usually a Monday night baker, or Sunday morning if I have some extra time, but these were an actual Baked on Tuesday treat.

I liked the idea of this recipe, a yummy brownie bottom and cookie top, I had in my mind what I thought these would look like, but then I saw a few posted photos in the P&Q section and was surprised to see they were more brownie like than half brownie and half cookie like I expected.

Changes I made were to use semisweet chocolate in place of the bittersweet. After doing a few chocolate recipes early on with Tuesdays with Dorie that used a lot of bittersweet and not being happy with the results I decided that it was okay to not *love* bittersweet chocolate like the masses, it's okay to like semisweet or -- gasp -- the dreaded milk chocolate, can that even be called chocolate? I don't know, but I like it. Much better than I like anything bittersweet.


Not too many photos this time around, above is the brownie layer, and below is the cookie layer spread over the brownie layer.


I baked these at 350 as specified, in a foil lined pan (instead of parchment or wax paper) -- sprayed with Baker's Joy. The pan was a simple single ply Wilton 9 by 13. I have an insulated 9 by 13 but with the warnings of underdone brownies in the P&Q I thought single ply would be the way to go. I love the insulated 9 by 13 for bars where you don't want them to be too crispy on the bottom or sides -- the insulated pan worked perfectly for the Caramel Crunch Bars we made with TWD a few months ago.

My kitchen timer was set for 50 minutes, after 20 I tented the brownies to prevent the cookie part from over browning. At 50 minutes I took them out and decided they weren't done, popped the back in the oven for an extra 10 minutes, so 1 hour total. Now they are cooling. I am so nervous about having them underdone, I think I will let them cool all day and maybe leave them in the pan overnight in the fridge before attempting to remove them from the pan and slice them.

Check back next Tuesday for Cinnamon Squares, which look absolutely delicious, and the conclusion of Chipster Topped Brownies -- I hope for edible results!

15 comments:

Amanda said...

They look great! I really liked these too, the dryness of the brownie layer seems to have disappeared over night :)

Rosabela said...

This looks so yummy!

Flourchild said...

I wish I would have just used semi sweet chocolate. I am not liking that bittersweet stuff at all. I too thought it would be more cookie like on top..but it was like a crust shell. Your brownies look just like mine!

vibi said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, Andrea!!!

I would hate for you to waste that much chocolate and butter... but it all looks good up to now!!! LOL

Michele said...

I think your brownies look great! I am also not a bittersweet chocolate lover-it's just too strong of a flavor for many desserts.

Megan said...

You're going to make us wait another whole week to tell us if you liked them or not?!

Natashya said...

Looks like a winner, I bet they're yummy!

pinkstripes said...

I'm sure they were delicious!

lasinthekitchen said...

They sure look edible - I'd eat them! I'm sure they'll be delicious!

Leslie said...

I hope you had great results! They sure look delicious!

Debinhawaii said...

Brownies are always so tricky--not done enough, too done... These look like they will be great!

Pamela said...

They look really good, and I hope they were wonderful!

Katiecakes said...

This recipe sounds awesome! Cookie topped brownie, how mouthwatering!

Katie xox

TeaLady said...

Chipsters and Blogger Brownies. You must be brownied out by now. Both of them look perfect.

Tracey said...

Your brownies look fabulous! My cookie dough sank into the brownie batter and made a less than attractive result.

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