Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TWD: Brownies for Julia...SINFULLY gooey for Moulin Rouge!

I have to be honest, when I read the recipe - that you can find in full by clicking here at Chocolatechic - and it said that these brownies would be gooey, I didn't really believe it. But let me tell you, I will never call Dorie Greenspan a liar again! When that lady says "gooey" she means business. I've never been shy or ashamed of the fact that my favorite brownies come from a little red box with Betty Crocker's name on it - they are rich and fudgey, and I just love 'em! Plus, my love for them has grown leaps and bounds over the years as I've tasted dry & cakey homemade brownie after dry & cakey homemade brownie. If I wanted cake, I'd ask for cake...sorry...but not really. You know it's true. Anyway, I actually cooked these about 7 minutes longer than the recipe called for because I was worried they weren't really cooked. Also note, Ms. Greenspan isn't joking when she says these babies are delicate - you for sure have to wait for them to cool (some of my TWD pals even put them in the fridge and freezer to set them up a bit more!) before you cut them. If you're itching for some ooey gooey chocolatey goodness, this recipe will sweep you off your feet (it may even make you curl your toes!).
Rick Katz's Brownies For Julia
Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

You know what would be a perfect companion to these sinfully divine brownies? A romantic movie, of course! My #6 on the countdown to Valentine's Day is Moulin Rouge - which if you've seen the movie you know is "sinfully" good, just like these brownies, because Nicole Kidman plays, well, a prostitute. If you've never seen it before, don't let that scare you out of watching it! If you like musicals, you'll love it. If you like chick-flicks or romance, you'll love it. If you don't love it, we can still be friends, but we just won't be able to enjoy singing the soundtrack at the top of our lungs in the car together (which is what my oldest best friend Jackie and I did all through high school!). Love love love it!


Gourmified said...

oh my goodness, Rach! I can't believe you found that video clip! I absolutely positively LOVE this movie! The part where they sing "your song" by Elton John. Well, that specific version is my Hubby's and my song. Yeah. I know..cheesy and weird, but we LOVE it! I also love it that you followed directions for these brownies. I didn't. It worried me that they were going to be tooo tooo gooey and undercooked. Yeah. I still think they taste great, but I'm with you. Boxed is great, but I really LOVE my from scratch recipe...I'll share it sometime.

Flourchild said...

Your brownies look so good. I messed up on the directions..but my brownies came out tasting very good!

Kayc said...

Awwww....so many memories.....singing Moulin Rouge songs at the top of our lungs! I love you!

Rachel the Red said...

I love that movie! Mike, my co-host, knows all the words and was singing along while I was watching the clip. He then asked if he could watch another clip, and then started to sing to that one as well! lol! Good times, plus the brownies look AMAZING!

Valerie said...

I love gooey brownies!! I'm sure in the mood for them today.

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