TWD: Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

Have you ever had one of those Betty Crocker Warm Delights? That’s what this recipe reminded me of. It was the kind of culinary pleasure that causes ones eyelashes to flutter, them the lids close and your eyeballs roll up into your skull. Then your throat releases that pleasurable moan as the eyelids open again, just long enough to get the spoon back into the dish and into the mouth again.

Phew… is it hot in here???

Anyway, this week’s TWD recipe, Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia, found on page 91, was chosen by Tanya of Chocolatechic. You can get the recipe for yourself by visiting Chocolatechic or opening Dorie Greenspan’s fabulous book, Baking From My Home to Yours.

The recipe called for baking these in a 9×9 Pyrex dish, however, mine is 8×8. I put most of the batter into the 8×8, but put some in a ramekin and baked it along side the pan.

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I think if I make these again, I’ll do them all in ramekins, what a joy! I took the pan of brownies out and let it cool a while, then cut into them and they were runny inside. So I preheated the oven again and popped them in for another 15 minutes. That helped, but I think a 13×9 would have been better. Either way, they were devoured, no leftovers. Very gooey and chocolatey!

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As you can see from the photo, I added vanilla ice cream and some leftover ganache I hat in the fridge. Sooooooo goooooood. Thanks for picking this Tanya!


  1. Katrina says

    These were definitely ice cream sundae worthy. I chilled mine on the deck, so they were pretty frozen and perfect to slice, otherwise, I'd probably have had the major oozing goo, too!
    I did think a 9×13 would have been better–that was A LOT of batter in a 9×9 pan! I forgot to whip the eggs, so I'm sure mine are a little different, but a good brownie nonetheless!
    Fab photos, Amanda!

  2. Kayte says

    What a great idea to do them in little ramekins…those would be a big hit around here, and easy to make into any number of possibilities, yours looks really lovely.

  3. Nutmeg Nanny says

    Mmmm brownies. I keep seeing these brownies and I think I really need to make them! I love the ramekin idea…yum!

  4. Megan says

    Yes – these were really, really good, I agree! And adding ice cream and chocolate sauce could only make them that much better.

  5. cindy says

    I cooked mine in muffin tins because I like 'edges', they did not disappoint. Another 5 star TWD recipe!
    p.s. I love your blog

  6. Teanna says

    Ooooh GIRL You read my mind with that ice cream! Mine were a bit underdone and I just wished I had a big scoop of vanilla ice cream to mix all of that gooey brownie up in! Yours look delicious!

  7. Flourchild says

    I gained 5 pounds just looking at that picture…thanks a lot!:0) Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. I loved it!

  8. mike says

    That ramekin is perfect – what a great little brownie delight! So glad you enjoyed it and that it was a "fluttering" recipe – those are the best kind!

  9. Pamela says

    We have a lot of similarities this week. I had to bake twice, too. And I also smothered my brownies in ice cream and doused with some left over ganache. Great minds…

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