bake with julia. this week's adventure is brought to you by monica of a beautiful mess. if you read the title of this post, then you know we made the "best ever brownies." that is one opinion, just not mine.
first off, i did not care for the way the instructions were written. it is always a challenge when a recipe is split onto more than one page but if those to pages do not face each other, it is even harder to prevent confusion or mishaps. the instructions called for splitting the eggs and sugar, whipping some and incorporating the others and then finally, incorporating the whipped eggs into the batter. that paragraph was written in such a way that i had to read it multiple times. it would have flowed better if the exact amounts of eggs and sugar for each addition in that step were listed as they were to be added rather than just instructing you to add "half" of them.
while the baking times seemed to present more issues for many of the other bakers, i did not have any problems and they baked within the suggested time frame. the results were more like a flourless chocolate cake and i really didn't enjoy them. honestly, i like brownies but i like mine to have more than just a fudge like texture; i like them a little cakey and these were no where near that.
be sure to visit monica's page for the recipe but an even better idea would be to buy the book. be sure to visit the tuesdays with dorie page to find the links of all the participants.