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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fat Witch Brownies

Fat Witch Brownies

I was on Southern Living's blog a few months ago and read a post about Fat Witch Brownies in NYC.  They raved about how great the brownies were; going so far as to say they were the most delicious brownie in the country.  Well, I happen to love brownies, so I was very intrigued with this statement.  I used the Google and found that the Fat Witch Bakery had a cookbook coming out soon - score!  I patiently waited for it to be released and downloaded to my iPad. 

I decided to make the original brownie first.  Good choice - it was fantastic!  It was very moist, rich and chocolately, but not overly sweet.  I enjoyed it very much with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Looking through the cookbook, I don't think there is a single recipe that I don't want to try.  They all look fabulous.  The brownies are so easy to make and don't require any speciality ingredients.  I plan on trying out the peanut butter bars tonight.

Fat Witch Brownies

Fat Witch Brownies
16 brownies
(Printable Recipe)

  • 14 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp bittersweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
  • pinch of salt

Grease and flour a 9x9 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350F. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.

Cream the sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until well blended. Sift flour and salt directly into the chocolate mixture. Gently mix the batter until well blended and no trace of the dry ingredients remain.

Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake 33 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or with only crumbs, no batter on it. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares.

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  1. I'm a big brownie fan too. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Hm, I have that book sitting in my cart on TheGoodCook.com but haven't clicked the purchase button...wasn't sure. I think I'll wait for you to post another recipe before I decide.

    The brownies look great.

  3. Thanks for this review! Will keep a look out for their book. This "not overly sweet brownie" is certainly a plus in my books! I usually reduce the sugar for almost all recipes!

  4. Thanks! I tested the recipes in my home kitchen and lugged all ingredients from grocery store to make certain everything was for the home baker, not commercial. I'm thrilled you like the book. Toss some chocolate chips in the peanut butter bars. Patricia

  5. Sounds good. Brownies are a big hit at our house too!

  6. You just can't go wrong with brownies. And I just love that title. :)

  7. Hadn't really thought I needed an ipad until now. It would be handy in the kitchen for recipes.

  8. looks delish...love me some brownies too, and I'm always up for trying a new recipe.

  9. These brownies look great! And have really basic ingredients too. I'm also a fan of the fat witch cookbook. I still have to get one though..

  10. I tried the Fat Witch brownies when I was in NYC (tried the oatmeal walnut chocolate brownie a.k.a. the breakfast witch, and also the blondie) and I thought they were great, but not the best in the country (in my humble opinion). Too cake-like for my tastes; I'm afraid I'm into a much fudgier consistency! But they're still fantastic if you're in the mood for something not so dense, so it's good to have this recipe. :)

  11. I just reviewed the book and sent people here for the recipe. I love them, also.


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