Sunday, September 16, 2012
Baked Sunday Mornings - Brooksters
So the boys over at Baked have written their third cookbook. I told myself that I wasn't going to buy it and I wasn't going to bake along with Baked Sunday Mornings. But I'm weak when it comes to cookbooks, actually lots of things but cookbooks in particular, and I caved and purchased Baked Elements.
I love the concept and layout of Baked Elements. They have selected ten of their favorite ingredients for baking and devoted a chapter to each. Many of their favorites are my favorites too: chocolate, cheese, peanut butter... My first reaction after doing a quick run through of all of the recipes? There isn't one that I'm not looking forward to making. How many cookbooks can you say that about?
Our first recipe was for Brooksters, a brownie topped with a chocolate chip cookie. What's not to love? I glanced at the Brookster pan sold at Williams & Sonoma but I practically refuse to buy cookware that only has one use and opted to use a muffin pan instead. I have a feeling that part of the success of this recipe has to do with proportion and using a wide, shallow pan creates a better result.
I have to say that I loved the idea of them more than the reality. The brownie was very good and the chocolate chip cookies were delicious and together they were okay, but not the dynamite combination I was expecting. I kind of felt like the brownie was ruining the cookie for me and vice versa. But I think this has to do with some abnormality on my part as everyone else seemed to enjoy them.
The recipe can be found on Baked Sunday Mornings, here!