September 15, 2020
Fat Witch Brownies
My copy of the Fat Witch Brownies cookbook
The fun British sign in the background always makes me smile. :o)
Brownies! Seems that I have had brownies on the brain, lately! :o). My previous
post, in August, explored the delicious chocolate brownie creation of classic film legend, Katharine Hepburn, here. Today, I share with you, yet, another brownie recipe. This one, a favorite of Oprah‘s, is called the Fat Witch Brownie , and it hails from the Fat Witch Bakery in New York.
(Check out my post on Oprah’s pick for the best crab cake, here.)
In 2017, I enjoyed Oprah’s favorite crab cake. Yum!
You can read about that taste test experience, here.
I baked up this Fat Witch batch with the highest of hopes. Although chocolatey, I still found that my brownie allegiance lies with the Ghirardelli variety.
(I use the Ghirardelli mix, as it results in the taste and texture of the “from scratch” brownie, but can be whipped up in mere minutes .) If you care to give the Fat Witch brownie a try, the recipe is below.
Scope out your pantry, and I am guessing that you may already have most of the ingredients needed for this recipe. I did, except for the unsalted butter.
A 9 x 9 baking pan is needed for baking these.
Fat Witch Brownies
Oprah’s Favorite Brownies
14 Tablespoons (1 +3/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons (Ghirardelli 60% cocoa) bittersweet chocolate chips
1+1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons unbleached flour
Pinch/Dash of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 9 x 9 inch baking dish with butter, and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
Melt butter and chocolate slowly in microwave, or in small saucepan over low heat.
Set aside. Let cool.
Cream sugar, eggs, and vanilla together.
Add cooled chocolate/butter mixture, mixing well, until blended.
Measure flour and salt. Sift together directly in to the chocolate mixture.
Mix batter gently, just until no trace of dry ingredients remain.
Do not over-mix.
Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 33 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, or with only crumbs, not batter, on it.
Remove from oven. Cool on rack for one hour.
Cut just before serving.
Makes about 12 brownies.
Cooking with Gammy
This antique plug-in toy oven was a precursor of the Easy Bake Oven. :o)
Like many of you, I have been blessed with wonderful (children and) grandchildren. I love passing on the joy of cooking to my “grands”. Here are a couple of kid-approved recipes that I have enjoyed using (below), that you can share with your own family members.
Oreo Ice Cream Dessert
This recipe came from one of my fourth grade students many years ago.
It is a keeper. You will find the recipe on this earlier blog post, here.
When some of my “grands” wanted to make s’mores at my house.
Their mother (my smart daughter in-law) suggested this easy recipe!
2 Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies
1 large marshmallow
Place one Keebler Fudge Stripes cookie, chocolate side up.
Place one large marshmallow on top of the cookie.
Place the other cookie, chocolate side down, on top of the marshmallow.
Microwave about 12 seconds in the microwave, or until the marshmallow is melted.
Made Me Smile :o)
Sharing things that put a smile on my face. :o)
While on my morning walk, I wave to my neighbor, Katya,
as she teaches her students virtually from home.
What an enjoyable time with a dear friend, as we
(at a social distance)
chatted and strolled through a pretty garden filled with native plantings.
Pretty purple posies in the native garden.
Okay, my family are true Cleveland Indian fans,
but when my friend, Karla, sent me the link to join her Detroit Tigers
(her husband is the Tiger’s chaplain) on Sunday night for Home Plate,
I decided to take a peek. What an encouraging hour. :o)
Click on the on the arrow above.
For previous Home Plate events, click here.
Other Related Posts, including Brownie Recipes from Previous Posts
I would love to hear your brownie assessment,
if you give any of these recipes (below) a try!
Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies
Cape Cod Brownies
Lobsters and Clam Chowder and Birthday Cakes, Oh My!, May 2019, here.
This recipe is similar to the Katharine Hepburn recipe (above),
except Hepburn’s uses unsalted butter and 1/2 cup cocoa,
instead of the regular butter and 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate
that are called for in this Cape Cod variety.
Ghirardelli Brownies with Aunt Liz’s Glossy Chocolate Frosting
May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!
Thank you for reading!
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