Friday, October 15, 2010

Tartine’s brownies

Tartine's brownies / Brownies da Tartine bakery

I made these for my official brownie tester and asked her opinion about them: she said they were really, really, good and eating them was like “biting into foam”. Then I asked if these were better than her favorite brownies – she said she couldn’t decide, because they were both delicious, despite being different in texture.

I guess that lack of decision making mojo runs in the family – I can’t pick a favorite between Bill and Eric... ;)

Recipe from this book, but I was too lazy to type it and stole it from Mark’s blog. :D

Tartine’s brownies
from Tartine

¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter
455g (1 pound) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped – I used 70% cocoa solids
5 large eggs
2 cups (350g) light brown sugar, packed*
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tablespoons (125g) all purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Butter a 23x33cm (9x13in) glass baking dish with foil and butter the foil as well.
In a small saucepan or a microwaveable bowl, melt the butter over low heat. Remove from the heat/microwave and stir in the chocolate. If it's not fully melted, return over low heat for 10 seconds or microwave on low power for 15 second-intervals, stirring in between, until it is melted. Cool completely.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat on high speed for about 4-5 minutes, after which the batter will fall from the whisk in thick ribbons that slowly sinks into the surface. Fold the chocolate into the eggs with a rubber spatula. Sift the flour over the surface and fold in gently. Pour into the dish and smooth the top. Bake for 25 minutes (the top will slightly crack-- a cake tester won't be accurate for this one).
Let cool completely before cutting.

* I used 140g brown sugar + 125g demerara sugar

Makes 12 – I made 2/3 of the recipe above and used a square 20cm (8in) pan


lena said...

what a lovely blog!

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Unknown said...

They look so decadent, thanks for sharing.

Ploplop said...

Woooow! It looks so yummy! I want it!!!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh my! they do look incredibly airy yet gooey with chocolate!

Jennifer said...

These look so good! I love seeing other favorite brownie recipes!

Katie said...

These look gorgeous and very moist and squishy - just how I like them :)

Just Cake Girl said...

I just fell in love with your blog, your recipes and your pictures :))

Cool Chic Style Fashion said...

Delizioso !

Deeba PAB said...

Just gorgeous. Great looking brownies, and deliciously moist crumb. Love them!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for a good brownie... and these look wonderful!

Kasey said...

I pretty much love everything Tartine (in addition to having their book, I live close to the actual bakery). I made these brownies last year and thought they were amazing..but not for the faint of heart! They are SUPER rich.

Kimberley said...

I am lucky enough to live in San Francisco; Tartine's brownies are ridiculous. Still, I really need to get that book!

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

When I was visiting SF, I had to visit the bakery and when I did I said to myself that I had to get the book. Luckily I have it and now I know that these brownies are kick-ass! I'm so going to give them a try, they look so good!

Anonymous said...

THAT much chocolate? God just the idea of 455g of chocolate being melted into a brownie makes me hungry.

WendyinKK said...

Now you got me at that.
Really got me.
I'm definately trying out this recipe the next time I want to make brownies.

Abby said...

Great minds think alike! While the paper isn't EXACTLY the same, look at this:

And it's a brownie post, too.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

You made a True Blood're awesome! :) And of course these look delicious.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful decadent brownies...will definitely not be able to stop at only one!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lena, thank you for stopping by!

Cleare, thank you!

Jennifurla, thank YOU for commenting!

Ploplop, thank you for stopping by!

Steph, thank you! :D

Jen, thank you!

Katie, thank you! You are I are the same for brownies - I'm not into cakey kinds...

Just Cake girl, thank you! You are far too kind!

Stefania, grazie!

Deeba, thank you, sweetie!

Michelle, thank you! :D

Kasey, these rich, indeed! A glass of milk is mandatory. ;)
Thank you!

Kimberly, you are making me jealous! ;)

Phuoc'n Delicious, that book is full of great recipes, I need to bake more from it!
Thank you!

Sugarfirst, I'm laughing out loud with your comment! :D

Wendy, I hope you like them, sweetie!

Abby, and I commented on that! Did you see me there? ;)

Xiaolu, I'm a recent convert - will start watching the 2nd season DVDs this week! ;)
You are just sweet, my dear!

Ronelle, thank you! I sent them home with my sister, so I would stop at the first one. ;)

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I have this cookbook, I should make the brownies. What a beautiful picture.

Dani Does It! said...

I just made these, they were deliciousss!!! Thanks for posting :) I always love looking at your yummy treats and the recipes I've tried from your blog have not disappointed!

Anonymous said...

I made these tonight! They were SO rich and yes totally like biting into foam!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Helene, you should! :D
Thank you!

Dani, thank YOU for letting me know how they turned out!
And how wonderful to know you've tried other recipes! :D

Jenny, thank you for letting me know! :D

eatme_delicious said...

What perfect looking brownies!

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