Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Twofer TWD: Milk Chocolate Mini Bundts and Rick Katz's Brownies for Julia

Lucky lucky you! You get two Tuesdays with Dorie for one! Yipee!

So let's start with last week: Last week's TWD was Milk Chocolate Mini Bundts chosen by Kristin of I'm Right About Everything. (Great blog title, huh?)

And this week: This week's TWD was Rick Katz's Brownies for Julia chosen by Tanya of Chocolatechic.

I'd like to pretend that both of these recipes went exactly to plan, but that would be so not true...otherwise known as a lie. I don't want to do that, so let me just give it to you straight.

Let's go chronologically, shall we?

Okay, so for the milk chocolate mini bundts, I call this the tale of the "Shopper's Remorse."

I really enjoy shopping and getting new things. I love having lots of things, so this really works out for me. However, I also suffer from shopper's remorse because I want to be wise with Jacob's and my money. This manifests itself in one of two ways: either I buy something that I don't really need but really want and then feel guilty about it later, or I don't buy something because I tell myself I don't need it but then I come home wishing that I had just bought it. (Tell me I'm not alone in this!!) This particular instance was a case of the latter.

I found some mini silicone bundt pans in a store on the Monday before last (just in time for the TWD), and I picked them up and walked around the store with them. But because I didn't buy anything else in the store, I put them back. Way to go, Christina. I still can't believe I did that. It wasn't even that expensive. Well, all that to say, I didn't buy them, so I didn't have them to make this recipe.

I was planning on just putting this in a regular-sized bundt pan, but there wasn't enough batter. So I just made a loaf of it. The flavor was actually pretty good. It was very nice the first day, but it got dry very quickly. But maybe being in little miniature bundt forms would have prevented this...I'll never know...but I'm not remorseful...oh wait, I am. I think I'm going to go back to that store this weekend and just buy them. Then maybe I can try this again.

Now for this week. Let's call this one the tale of the "I Think I Remember."

There's not much to this story other than I thought I remembered what this week's Tuesday with Dorie was. I was so confident, I didn't even bother checking the site. I knew.

I didn't. I just totally made the wrong brownie recipe. I ended up making the Hepburn Brownies, but I really want to try out Rick Katz's. I won't say no to a brownie.

But maybe you can forgive me because they are just so darn cute! My mother-in-law sent me two brownie bite pans for Christmas, so I just had to use them. Making anything smaller makes it automatically cuter and automatically worth next to no calories, of course!

I actually tried these out a few weeks ago with another brownie recipe, but I had a lot of trouble getting the brownies out of the pan. So, as a result, I kinda overbaked these. And by "kinda overbaked" I mean some of these are little gems, as in biting into a gemstone it's that hard. It's actually not quite that bad, but still, they are overbaked.

But just because I had some drama with these recipes shouldn't stop you from trying them out. Give them a go, and show me how it's done. And when you're done, check out the other TWDers, and be amazed at their skills!


Becky said...

loads of chocolate on this post. LOVE IT! what a great new pan!

Teanna DiMicco said...

You are a better woman than I by putting down that bundt pan! I'm proud of you! Both dishes look great - and the Katharine Hepburn brownies are delicious as well! Gorgeous!

Flourchild said...

Very nice looking treats you have there! Love the mini brownies..bite size, just how I like them.

Shandy said...

You definitely were busy! Well hard or not, the little brownies look adorable and the chocolate loaf does too. I have the same shopping issues all the time =)

Anne said...

Both of these turned out great! I love the pan you used for the brownies- lots of edges and they are so cute, too!

soulsearcher said...

WOW..so so yummy...if id be on the dining room and eating this treat i wouldnt notice that ceiling fans fall on me...haha..exaggerated