Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chipster-Topped Brownies - Tuesdays with Dorie

chipster brownies topped with ice cream

It was a decadent week for TWD, with Beth of Supplicious choosing Dorie's Chipster-Topped Brownies as the recipe. The brownie layer of these bars was so chocolaty, and the cookie crunch on top gave a nice texture to this yummy dessert.

[chipster-topped brownies recipe]

(Side note to fellow TWD'ers, I am way behind on commenting! As in, ahem, at least a month at this point. If I leave a comment on a really old post, don't be surprised!)

stack of chipster brownies

The recipe wasn't difficult to put together, but since it was kind of two recipes in one, it did call for some time and ingredient organization :)

chipster brownies ingredients

For the brownie layer, the chocolate and butter are melted together and then poured into the pre-beaten mix of the sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla. The flour is added at the end and only just mixed to combine. (You can add the walnuts here, if you like the things ;) ) Then, the batter is poured into the pan (9"x13") and left to sit while the cookie layer is made.

hershey wrapperchocolate for brownie layer
chocolate and butter in bowlbrownie layer in pan

(A. and I went to Hershey Park over the weekend, so I had to include the Hershey unsweetened chocolate in here ;) Actually, it was the only kind of unsweetened chocolate they had at the store, but it still seemed fitting.)

The cookie layer was simple too, just creaming the butter and sugars, adding the eggs and vanilla, and then beating in the mixed dry ingredients. Then the chips are added in. Dorie's "playing around" section suggests some alternatives to the standard chocolate chip, such as butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips, but I stuck to the original:)

cookie batter on paddle
cookie drops on top of brownie layerbars ready to go into the oven

The hardest part was spreading around the cookie dough so that the layers didn't combine too much. I wasn't really able to get it evenly out to the sides, but it didn't really matter...

chipster brownies, fully cooked

..they were still delicious :)


Chipster-Topped Brownies

Ingredients:
For the brownie layer:
6 oz (170 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz (85 g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 sticks (8 oz, 227 g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
333 g (1 2/3 c) sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 t salt
1/2 t vanilla
125 g (1 c) all-purpose flour
1 c walnuts, chopped (no weight measurement since I didn't put them in!)

For the cookie layer:
156 g (1 1/4 c) all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 T, 170 g) unsalted butter, room temp.
164 g (3/4 c packed) light brown sugar
133 g (2/3 c) sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 t vanilla
6 oz (170 g) bitttersweet chocolate, chopped into chunks, or 1 cup store-bought chips

[full recipe instructions on Beth's blog]

Nutrition Facts from NutritionData.com:
per 1/24th of recipe (2"x1" bar)
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brownies with piece cut out

Thanks to Beth for picking such a rich and chocolaty dessert :) You can get the recipe on her blog: Supplicious. The rest of the brownies can be found through the links on the TWD blogroll!

group of chipster brownies

40 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - these look perfect. Great job in spreading out the cookie dough.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

These brownies look terribly tempting! A gorgeous treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

Natalie said...

Your brownies look great, and your Hershey Baking Bar gave me a little nostalgia.. I used to work at Chocolate World, as a tour guide on the Hershey Trolley! Hope you had fun at the park!

Amanda said...

They look wonderful! I wasn't sure how impressed I was with this recipe until they sat overnight. Very tasty!

Clivia said...

They really were delicious! Your brownie looks much more evenly baked than mine.

vibi said...

What a great comeback Kim!!!

...and I love that little olive wood? mini platter you presented your... perfection, on.

Beryl said...

You got your chipster layer to spread so perfectly. They look great.

myfamousrecipe said...

Yours look so pretty. I thought these were great with ice cream.

Rosabela said...

Gorgeous and delicious!

Charli said...

As usual, your photography is...scrumptious!

PheMom said...

I did the ice cream too - sooo good! Yours look fantastic as always!

Kara said...

Oh my goodness. Yours look great - just like they're supposed to. :) Mine didn't turn out quite so well.

I had to laugh about the comment thing. I'm SO far behind on comments. I'm trying to start from the middle of my blog list today so I at least try to get everyone once this month. ;)

Banjo said...

They look gorgeous! Shockingly, these were a bit TOO much for me...

Cookinette said...

This looks so delicious, it makes me want to bite right into one of these. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

these look fab--exacly what i was hoping for, but didn't quite achieve! :)

Di said...

Mmm, your bars look really good. But I'm totally jealous that you got to go to Hershey Park. =) I haven't been there in a really long time. (I grew up in PA.)

pinkstripes said...

YOur brownies look perfect. I'm not even looking at the calorie counts. :P

Jen Phillips said...

Holy...freakin...YUM!!!!!

Katy said...

Wow! This is brilliant solution to the cookie or brownie conundrum.

Katrina said...

1--I knew yours would look awesome and delicious.
2--I knew I didn't want to look at that "nutrition" information, but actually couldn't wait to see it, and knew it would be here.
Sigh!

Kim said...

Looks delicious. Love your pictures.

Tammy said...

that looks just wonderful. I enjoyed mine better the next day

Dominique said...

Youre brownie looks wonderful, and I'll serve it with ice cream I made with "duce de leche" (confiture de lait, en Fran├žais):http://devousamoi-dominique.blogspot.com/2009/05/confiture-de-lait.html

lasinthekitchen said...

Your brownies look fabulous! They look perfect with the two layers very distinct. I'm soo sad that just a little piece of the brownie has soo many calories! Yikes.

Kayte said...

All the photos are just great...leading to one very fine looking cookie/brownie chipster! My boys inhaled these, yes, literally inhaled them. Top 5 for them, but then they say that almost every week. LOL.

Leslie said...

I'm so glad these were a success for you! I was so not successful with them, so every time I find someone who was, it makes me feel so good. Your photos are terrific, as usual!

Erin said...

These look beautiful! I love the picture with the ice cream on top!

Pamela said...

Oh, I am not even going to look at the nutritional stats on this one! These look stunning, Kim.

Tracey said...

Wow, gorgeous! I'm so impressed that you have two distinct layers. My cookie batter sank into the brownie batter and made a mess!

stacy t said...

hey kimberly! stacy from susan's workshop - amazing blog! love it. will be following it!! you have a great talent for food photography!!

TeaLady said...

Those are perfect. Wish mine had looked like that.

Isadora Herzog said...

It looks great! Here in Brasil is winter time, so recipes that contain chocolate seem even more delicious. I'm really thinking of trying this recipe this afternoon! :)

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Lucy said...

As a new reader of your (may I say fantastic-) blog, I totally understand why it is called Scrumptious Photography: every picture made my mouth water and I am now desperately craving brownies. Superb :)

chocolatechic said...

I'm so glad you made these....she types...longing for a look at your Cinnamon Squares.

pigpigscorner said...

They look so tempting! Your pictures are great!

Rachel said...

Wow maybe I shouldn't have skipped this one...
I'm way behind on my commenting too...must be that time of year!

carol peterman said...

I think you chipster brownies are the nicest ones I have seen. The cookie layer is nicely defined and they look so moist!

Desmone007 said...

Interesting recipe! Looks amazing. Your photos are awesome too. I agree with Carol, yours are the nicest I've seen so far of the TWD'ers. If you don't mind I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

Mari said...

Dorie sure love her chocolate doesn't she? ;-)
These look like comfort food personified, YUM.

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