I'm in love! Belonging to several baking groups and my own quest for the "best" recipe for brownies, "two" have come to the surface simultaneously. Dorie Greenspan's Peppermint Patty Brownies and now Sweet Melissa's Chocolate Walnut Brownies. Are we really surprised? The chewy, chocolaty brownies with a nutty crunch is a twist on Julia Child's brownie recipe and one of the best Melissa herself has ever tried. Is there a recipe Julia Child created that is not wonderful?
The only alteration to this delicious recipe is the nuts; I used pecans and hand broke each half into fourths. The brownies were made several days ago and I still forgot to post until after breakfast this morning! Sigh, when the sun is out, I loose all focus and can not wait to get outside and play with the yard.
Chocolate Walnut Brownies were chosen by Tiffany of A Spoonful & a Heap for our Sweet Melissa Sunday and Tiffany did a wonderful job on her own batch of brownies. If you would like the recipe, visit Tiffany's post.
I am adding a fun little breakfast recipe that is a moist, delicious and easy breakfast recipe with the option for versatility in toppings. Sometimes I slice strawberries with blueberries and drizzle over the top when the puffy pancakes just come out of the oven.
When I mean easy, I mean preheat the oven to 450 degrees F., throw all ingredients in a blender and while blending, throw a Tablespoon of butter into each 1-cup baking dish, put into the oven to melt only then pour the batter from the blender into equal portions among the four baking dishes and bake. That is it PLUS the presentation is adorable!
The recipe originally comes from The Magnolia Hotel and I have had the recipe for over 19 years now. Still a HUGE hit in my home; enjoy.
The Magnolia Hotel's Puffy Pancakes
(courteously of Bon Appetit 1983 (20) volume series; volume Breakfast and Brunches)
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 T. butter
4 T. (1/2 stick) butter
Powdered sugar (garnish)
Sweetened Fresh Berries (garnish)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and orange juice in processor or blender and mix well. Add 1 Tablespoon butter and blend in thoroughly.
Put 1 Tablespoon butter to each of four 1-cup oval or round baking dishes. Heat dishes in oven until butter is melted but not browned. Divide batter evenly among dishes. Bake until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately with fresh berries and powdered sugar.