Fat Witch Brownies
I've been to New York City twice in less than two years and incredibly, have never heard of Fat Witch Brownies. How did I miss this? Why was I not informed?
Apparently there is an amazing bakery called Fat Witch and its brownies are legendary. Cleary I need to go back to New York.
Lucky for me, the nice folks at Rodale Books got in touch with me and offered me the opportunity to have a copy of Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery by Patricia Helding.
This compact, pretty little book sure does have a lot of brownie recipes. Brownies are one of those things that divide people, I find. You either like cakey brownies or fudgy brownies. Or, you might be one of those rare individuals that likes a brownie that travels the middle road: cakey and fudgy.
Myself, I prefer a cakey brownie but with no icing. I believe a brownie should stand on its own two feet. I do not mind if you add nuts, although I prefer them to be walnuts.
Whatever your brownie tendencies, you will find a recipe in this adorable book that satisfies your brownie craving.
I decided to give the basic brownie a try and what I get was superb. To begin with the crust on the brownie was lovely and crackly and most pleasant. And the actual brownie was everything a brownie should be: moist, chocolatey and intense. I added butterscotch chips, which was a nice little twist too.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to trying more recipes. If there's a chocolate lover (or brownie lover) in your life, this book would make a great holiday gift!