Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ina's Outrageous Brownies

I kept reading that Ina's Outrageous Brownies were a favorite, so I finally got around to trying them.  They are very moist and fall apart pretty easily.  Usually when a brownie recipe says to refrigerate, I just ignore it because I don't care how pretty the slices are.  This time, though, I had to refrigerate so they would keep their shape at all.  I think these really are better made ahead.  I won't make them often as they really do have a ridiculous amount of butter and chocolate, but I'm thinking they could be really good cut in chunks for ice cream. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Baked Chocolate Donuts

In the mood for donuts, but not interested in frying, I tried these baked chocolate donuts.  I was really excited about how these turned out!  Unlike the plain baked donuts I'd tried where I liked the donut holes the best, here I liked the actual donut.  The donut holes seemed to dry out a little.  I tried the glaze in the recipe, a basic powdered sugar glaze and  another chocolate glaze, and I liked the alternate chocolate glaze the best. 

The donut recipe is available at the link above.  Here's the chocolate glaze:
2 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 TB powdered sugar
1 TB butter
Melt chocolate and butter, stir in powdered sugar.