Recipes thread

bordertangoman

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Man Catcher Brownies

Taken from the Washington Post staff recipes section. I just tried this recipe tonight. I've got a weak spot where brownies are concerned, and these are fantastic. And super easy! I recommend making these when you've got somewhere to bring them and share them with other people, because there's a lot...and they're hella tasty...and, well, it uses 3 sticks of butter and 4 cups of sugar and 6 eggs...

:)
are these like the Tar Baby in Brer Rabbit?
 

Joe

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They are tasty, but incredibly rich...like an explosion of chocolate in your mouth. Like getting brain-freeze from ice cream.
 

etp777

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Speaking of that, wonder how these would taste, still hot from oven (or warmed back up), with a good rich french vanilla and some hot fudge. Thought about one of those quadruple chcocolate ice creams that some places make, but suspect the counterpoint with vanilla (or a REALLy good cherry or raspberry ice cream) would be even better, while the chocolate ice cream would be excessive.
 

etp777

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Going to try making these brownies and my friend's "peanut butter supercookies" this weekend, then send them to Stagekat's studio for the pros. I figure if i can't look as good or dance as well as them, I'll do my best to make them fat. :D
 

Peaches

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One note--looking at the instructions, I forgot to put in when to add the salt. Mix the salt in with the flour, and add the mix to the batter. (Pretty standard, really.)

I can tell you from experience (*whistling innocently*) that they taste better after they've cooled. Something about the taste changes for the better. I don't know how they'd be warmed back up.

As for the ice cream...definitely keep with the vanilla. They are VERY rich, so you definitely need something to balance them out. Chocolate ice cream and/or chocolate sauce would be overwhelming, I think. I contemplated (briefly) taking a cooled one and splitting it horizontally, adding softened ice cream to the bottom layer, putting the top back on and sticking it in the freezer to make a brownie ice cream sammich. Luckily, I don't have ice cream at home. ;)
 

Peaches

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That thought crossed my mind once or twice! ;-) (Especially since I used up the last of my raw cocoa to make them.)

Oooh...espresso would be fabulous with them. The perfect foil to the sweetness.
 

Peaches

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Sweet! One thing I'd like to do is go to your natural foods store and poke around with you, since you know about the stuff. You know, in addition to the more *cough* interesting *cough* things to do this weekend.
 

etp777

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hrmm, now wondering if I ever posted those cookies here. I like them because I can pretend they're healthy. Oats AND whole wheat flour (and butter and chocolate and peanut butter and eggs)
 

samina

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Sweet! One thing I'd like to do is go to your natural foods store and poke around with you, since you know about the stuff. You know, in addition to the more *cough* interesting *cough* things to do this weekend.
*grin*

absolutely! you can get all my yummy faves there. that awesome tuna, too...
 
i have few people coming to my house on saturday so i'll make croatian pancakes for dessert. :p


For dinner spinach (with milk and eggs), gnocchi and prosciutto.
 

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