Thursday, May 28, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers - Outrageous Brownies

This week we made Ina's truly outrageous brownies. They are dense brownies, not at all cake-like. They have so little flour in them that they taste similar to a flourless chocolate tart. They are super delicious, and I rarely say that about anything chocolate. I only made 1/2 the recipe since our freezer is bursting at the seams with frozen baked goods. I will definitely make these again, though. The recipe calls for walnuts, but I used pistachios and toffee bits. Please see Eva's blog, "I'm Boring", to get the recipe for the brownies. http://whyamisoboring.blogspot.com/2009/05/barefoot-bloggers-outrageous-brownies.html


The bonus recipe for this month was Ina's lemon cake. I made 1/2 the recipe and baked cupcakes instead of a large cake. The recipe called for a syrup and icing, but I omitted both, and just topped the cupcakes with powdered sugar and a little coconut.

Again, another fabulous Barefoot Contessa recipe. The cake is not overly sweet, and has a huge fresh lemon taste. It is also very light and moist. This cake would make a nice hostess gift, or would be great as an easy summer dessert.

Please see McKenzie's blog to get the recipe for the lemon cake. http://kenzieskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/bb-lemon-cake.html

You can find other Barefoot Bloggers and their delicious creations at: http://barefootbloggers.wordpress.com/

15 comments:

  1. Another great dessert, I love lemon. :)

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  2. Your brownies look wonderful. Great recipe! I made half too.

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  3. Those cupcakes look wonderful! Your photos always make me hungry for sweets!

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  4. Both of yours look great! The brownies are so ridiculously chocolate-y and your cupcakes are really cute!

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  5. Both of these treats look fabulous! I do love a nice refreshing lemon cake, but I won't lie: I'm a chocolate girl at heart. These brownies look outrageously delicious. Man oh man, I would love to get my hands on one of these. Guess I'll just have to make them!

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  6. These look delicious. I love that dense, fudgy consistency!

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  7. I have heard from several people that this is THE best brownie recipe out there. Yours look great

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  8. pistachios and toffee> sounds delicious!

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  9. Elyse- Do try these brownies! They are fantastic!

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  10. Thank you Maryann, Jaime, and TNF!

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  11. Thank you Sandy, Cheryl, Penny, and Me!.

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  12. I have to try these brownies, both look terrific.

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