Outrageous Brownies…

by Jamie on May 28, 2009


Although I sat out the first Barefoot Bloggers recipe for May, there was absolutely no chance I was going to forgo in this week’s recipe. Eva of I’m Boring chose Outrageous Brownies and since the boyfriend is all about brownies I made these very early in the month. I cut the recipe in half and used a 9×13 Pyrex pan and these came out very well. They were rich and full of intense chocolate flavor that seemed to be enhanced by the not so subtle flavor of coffee. Only problem was, I never photographed these brownies and completely forgot that little factor until last night around 6 pm. Being that I had all the ingredients on hand, I decided to make them again. This time I left out the coffee and threw in some toffee bits for an added crunch that my brownies lacked due to leaving out the walnuts. If you remember from previous posts, the boyfriend claims to have a walnut allergy…this “allergy” causes his tongue to hurt which makes him one unhappy and whiney man! Personally, I preferred this recipe without the coffee component and thought the toffee was a delicious addition to an already scrumptious brownie base. In addition to the link above, this recipe can also be found on page 172 of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Check out the Barefoot Bloggers blogroll for more variations of this recipe.

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avatar Ingrid May 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

LOL, they’re such babies sometime aren’t they?! :)

I’m going to give these a try, thanks for the heads up on the coffee.
~ingrid

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avatar chocolatechic May 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Gorgeous brownies.

I just loved them.

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avatar Heidi May 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

These sound so great!

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avatar Leslie May 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Talk about being a dedicated blogger! I’m impressed that you made these again so you could get some photos. Adding toffee bits is a great idea!

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avatar Debinhawaii May 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I am amazed you made them again for pictures! They are a really good brownie but I am still recovering from the few I ate!

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avatar Cathy May 28, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Weren’t these incredible? These might become my go-to brownie recipe. Yours look amazing!

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avatar Desmone007 May 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I like your twist on it…very interesting. I don’t blame your boyfriend. I somehow don’t like crunching down on nuts in brownies. But I think I would definitely like the toffee. Thanks for sharing!

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avatar Elyse May 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Ha, your boyfriend’s walnut “allergy” is hysterical! I love that you used toffee bits in these brownies the second time around. These brownies sound delicious!! Sorry I’ve been away for the past week; I had a good friend in town and wasn’t able to do much on the computer. I’m back now, though :) (Back and super happy to see these brownies staring back at me!)

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avatar Sri May 30, 2009 at 6:55 am

This is my fave brownie recipe ever. I love the coffee in it and I thot it brings out the chocolate flavor.

YUM.

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avatar Katrina May 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm

This is one brownie recipe I’ve still yet to try, but WANT TO and all these BB versions are going to make me want some!
P.S. I don’t know if your BF is full of it, but my dad has a sort of allergy to walnuts and the same thing happens to him when he eats them. He also gets the runny nose, watery eyes and such. Sometimes he’ll eat them anyway, because he does like them.

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avatar Mermaid Sweets June 7, 2009 at 12:47 am

What a beautiful photo, I just love it, How do you do your photos with black backgrounds?

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avatar bigsis June 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Ina's Outrageous Brownies are my absolute favorite. I love them with the coffee and walnuts, or with oreo chunks. They sell like hotcakes at bake sales! Thanks for this post! BTW, I don't remember if I already told you that you're on our blogroll. We love what you're doing!

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