A few people have asked me where the recipe for the brownies on my Twitter page comes from. I wrote about it a while back — it’s from an out-of-print Alice Medrich book, but Alice says the recipe will be in a new book she has coming out in Fall 2010. I’m not loyal to any one brownie recipe though. I guess I’m a brownie slut. And when I saw “Double Chocolate Brownies” in Martha Stewart’s Cookies, I knew I had to try it. The headnote says fans call this recipe “the brownie of their dreams.” Umm, yes please.
But like most of the bloggers I know, I can’t leave well enough alone. I only had bittersweet chocolate, so I used that instead of the semisweet. And I had some chopped walnuts in the freezer, so I tossed those in. Butterscotch chips? Yeah, I grabbed a handful of those too. Then I accidentally doubled the baking powder. That could have blown it — I just had to wait and see.
They may have baked up a bit high, but I’d say they were just right. With all the additions, I think mine turned out just a bit more crumbly than fudge-y, but it seemed to work. I’m pretty sure I ate half the pan all by myself. Another winner from Martha.