Tuesdays with Dorie: Honey Nut Brownies

Tuesday, March 22



It's been a while since I've made brownies. And just to clarify, they are not on my list of overly-chocolaty-things (that spot is reserved exclusively for chocolate on chocolate cake), so no worries, brownies will still make a cameo appearance here from time to time. *I wonder how many people are ready to hit me over the head with their whisks for not liking double chocolate cake?* It will all be explained when I write about my sister's birthday cake... there is a reason for the implied craziness, I do promise. :D


So far, I have loved all of Dorie's brownies, this is the first one that fell a bit short of my expectations. The name sounds so interesting...honey, in a brownie?! But, as many of the other TWD bakers pointed out, you really need to use a high quality honey in this particular recipe. I didn't. Honey takes center stage, while the chocolate has more of a supporting role. And while the little bear-shaped bottle is adorable and delicious on waffles and pancakes, it's far too sweet for these brownies. The only other issue that I had was the cakiness. These were not quite fudgy enough for me. I like it to be mandatory that one wants needs a cold glass of while enjoying their brownie. If I were to make this again, I would defiantly use a more clover-flavoured honey, and add only 3 eggs instead of 4. But, these are certainly worth a try, especially if you want a twist on traditional brownies.

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie host was Suzy, of My Suzy Homemaker. You can find the recipe on her adorable blog by clicking here!

22 comments:

  1. Interesting review of this recipe Valerie. I love honey too, it's a shame that it didn't blend well with the chocolate though. And I agree, brownies but be dense!! Looks gorgeous anyway.

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  2. Lovely photos! Mine was way under-cooked. I'll use a nicer honey next time too.

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  3. Even though I've read through Dorie's cookbook a couple of times, I don't remember seeing this recipe. Maybe it's because I'm not a "nut in brownie" person. I'm with you that fudgy brownies are much better, so thanks for your suggested revisions!

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  4. Not a favorite here, either. However, those are stunning photos!

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  5. Hey Valerie, your pictures look wonderful, but I agree with you on the cakey brownie thing. I'm always disappointed when I try a brownie recipe that ends up like a cake rather than a dense delicious brownie. I guess I just want one or the other:-)

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  6. I love the photo and agree that brownies need to be denser and fudgy.

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  7. They really were not all that fudgey were they? But I liked them anyway. I thought it might be my fault on mine for using semi-sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet. But I am really glad I made them! Yours look delicious.

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  8. I love baking with honey but I wasn't sure about these. Mine didn't bake up that well but my husband still liked them! Yours looks wonderful, more a cake than a brownie in your case.

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  9. I haven't made these yet, but I gather from the reviews that Dorie probably should not have called these brownies but honey chocolate snack cake.
    Mimi

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  10. Pretty pictures, Valerie! I agree - these were just not up to par when compared with Dorie's other brownies. Oh well, at least we tried them! :)

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  11. It's too bad you didn't love the brownie because the title does sound so interesting and it looks good!

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  12. I like how you cut them in pie slices!! Very nice looking brownies!! I made mine a little different because I didn't have honey!

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  13. I also love myself a fudgy brownie. I may just have to give these a try, though. Thanks for the heads up on the honey!

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  14. Hello! I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and am passing it on to you! Love the look of your blog and LOVE all of your recipes! Thanks for the fun reads :)

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  15. Sorry these weren't a hit. Your photos look so inviting - I would snap that wedge of brownie up in a heartbeat.

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  16. love your blog. This brownie looks fantastic so Im surprised its not as good as it looks.

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  17. I prefer fudgy brownies rather than cakey brownies. Your brownies look lovely!

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  18. Now that looks just plain fabulous, Valerie! Simple, elegant and presented perfectly.

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  19. Thanks for joining in! Love all your pics and your blog is very cute! :)

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  20. Wouldn't these be just fabulous with different varieties of honey? I'm thinking orange blossom, lavender honey or our local fynbos honey to add that extra dimension of flavour.

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  21. I agree, brownies should be all out sin, or nothing at all! These sound interesting though!

    P.S - Typo alert - like it to be mandatory that one wants needs a cold glass of [you forgot the milk] while enjoying their brownie

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♥ Valerie

 

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