Friday, April 4, 2008

Dorie Greenspan's Quintuple Chocolate Brownies

A qualified !-*-*INSANE*-*-! brownie... from Dorie's cookbook: Baking From My Home to Yours. Dorie has done it again. These are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

These Quintuple Chocolate Brownies (which are more on the fudgy side than cakey) incorporate FOUR kinds of chocolate: unsweetened, bittersweet (or semi), milk and white. The milk is left as "chunks" within the finished product, and the white chocolate acts as an icing. I'm not even a big fan of white chocolate, but somehow turning it into a ganache really works, and I loved it! Dorie suggests adding nuts- no nuts for us though. We're not really a *nut* family :)
My son saw me making these this morning and asked if I would save him a piece for a snack after school. He popped in the door this afternoon and immediately requested a brownie.

How about "Hello?" I said. How about, "How was your day, Mom?"

"Oh, Hi Mom. Can I please have one of those brownies?"

"Sure thing sweetie."

He spied a big container of raspberries lying on the counter.

"Can I please have some raspberries on my brownie?"

"Hmmm. Ok."

His impoliteness was forgiven. Brilliant child. The raspberries were a great addition, and they they made for a pretty picture!

This recipe can be found HERE.

43 comments:

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those brownies realy do look "insane"! I made these once, but they weren't nearly as pretty!

Emiline said...

OH MAN! Those look fabulous. That looks like a brownie from a textbook. I'll have to try these sometime. Don't let me forget.

Next time force your kids to do housework before they get a brownie.

noble pig said...

Oh wow, with that frosting dripping off the sides, it looks killer and probably tastes that way too. Holy moley is all I can say!

Tarah said...

Ahh. You hit me where it hurts... That looks beautifully delicious!

Chuck said...

Lori!

My sweet tooth is screaming right now. Quintuple Chocolate Brownies ... I'm in heaven just looking at them.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Just when you think brownies can't get any better.....HOLY COW!! My husband would love these. Is this a cookbook I need to invest in??? I have been seeing a lot of stuff from your circle of bakers lately referencing this Doris.

Grace said...

i've had a regular brownie. i've had a double chocolate brownie. i've had a triple chocolate brownie. clearly, they get exponentially better. now you've gone and skipped quadruple and gone straight to quintuple? i can hardly wrap my head around it! :)

hold on a hot second--does cocoa powder qualify as the fifth chocolate?

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

The raspberries are so real on the photo and I bet their tartness really worked well with the sweetness of the brownies.

HoneyB said...

Lori, you consistently make me DROOL. I love looking at your blog and getting ideas for my weekend cooking adventures at CFY & EFY. I know you have already been awarded with the E award, but I am giving it to you again! You definitely deserve it!

LyB said...

I almost made these yesterday! I had such a chocolate craving, it must be something in the air! :)
They look incredible! Raspberries on top is a genius idea, smart kid!

RecipeGirl said...

Sticky- Everything you make is pretty :)

Em- Not much housework yet for a 6 year old but I'll keep that in mind!

NP- Yeah, I love that drippy chocolate look!

Tarah- Thanks :)

Chuck- You need to make more sweets!

Foodie- I think the cookbook is worth investing in. I've enjoyed everything I've made from her.

Grace- Yes, the cocoa counts as the fifth chocolate. I should have mentioned that.

Nina- We love this combo.

Honey- You are so so sweet! Thanks for the compliment :)

Lyb- Thank you, and yes, he's pretty much a genius. I joked w/ him that maybe he should consider food photog. as a career someday.

Maryann said...

ooooooooooo!
They are gorgeous!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Yum! Chocolaty goodness!

Nick said...

Oh my gosh, RecipeGirl, you've outdone yourself here. Those raspberries look so good on top, they almost look fake. I want some right now, but I haven't even had my morning pancakes yet! I'm gonna put some chocolate in them now...Glad I found these =)

- The Peanut Butter Boy

Peter M said...

I'm starting to see Brownies being in done in other countries and you know why? They taste THAT good!

Proud Italian Cook said...

One word...DECEDENT!!! and the rasberry picture is gorgeous!

Josie said...

Have you contemplated a career in food photography?! I don't even like raspberries and chocolate together, but that picture looks amazingly delicious!

Chef Erik said...

Looks soooo good! I can't get enough brownies in my life, your recipe looks delish :) Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

marye said...

Yikes! CHocolate heaven! and raspberries too?
Well done..sounds great.

Gretchen Noelle said...

These do look so good, I really am going to have to try them some time!

Elle said...

White chocolate ganache? I don't even care much for white chocolate but that has given me such a craving for these! They look fab-u-lous.

Kevin said...

Those look so great!! It is hard to believe that they got 4 kinds of chocolate in there. The raspberries on top look good!

eliza said...

i agree, that's one sinful brownies :) what a coincidence that we both tried Dorie's recipes this weekend :)

RecipeGirl said...

MaryAnn- Thanks!

Jessy- Thanks for stopping by :)

Nick- Yeah, I got some pretty nice looking raspberries at Costco. They do look a bit fake, huh?

Peter- I'll have to check out other country's versions of brownies.

Italian- thank you :_

Josie- that sounds like a fun career. I wouldn't even know where to start, but it's a nice compliment!

Erik/Marye/Gretchen- Thanks :)

Elle- I don't care for white choc. much either, but in these it's fab.

Kevin- Yep, they're pretty chocolatey.

Eliza- We must like Dorie :)

Karen said...

Those brownies look fabulous! And the addition of the raspberries, genius! Looks like you have a little foodie on your hands.

Isa said...

oh, my god I would kill for those brownies! I can't wait for the book to arrive (I recently ordered from Amazon)... And what a smart child the one of yours! Brownies and raspberries? Mmmm!
*Hey thanks for the comments on my blog. You're really sweet :D

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Quintuple chocolate brownies? Now we're really talking! Personally, I think your son knows where it's at. A career in food lies ahead?

Pixie said...

I seriously need to get my hand on that book. Love the addition of the raspberries.

Helen said...

Wow those look amazing! I love it when the texture is fudgy.

CookiePie said...

OK, it's official, I'm going to buy Dorie's book right now -- these brownies put me over the edge!

Clearly, RG, you have taught your son well!

Rosie said...

Decedent divineness brownies recipegirl!! Now how can I reach into my screen and pick one of those brownies up erm......

Rosie x

White On Rice Couple said...

I love brownies that are more on the fudgey side! Especially when they're topped with fresh raspberries!
Two big slices over here, please!

Anonymous said...

That shouldn't even be allowed on the internet -- just mean for all those salivating.

Really my carrot sticks are just not cutting it.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Just to let you know I made these today. They are in the fridge now waiting for the glaze to set up. I am going to post these on my site also w/a reference to you and also Dorie....if you have a problem w/that please let me know and I will gladly take it down. Thanks for sharing this. I can't wait to cut into them.

Flanboyant Eats said...

i think i'm going to make this for a party i'm catering this weekend! i'll let you know if i do!!

they look soooo good :)

Psychgrad said...

Looks beautiful. No nuts work for me - I'm not a nut person myself. I bet your son was thinking about these brownies all day. I just got Dorie's book. It's massive. There are enough recipes in there to bake for the next 10 years.

Tartelette said...

Ah that last picture did me in!! Awesome!!

Mary Coleman said...

Who knew, a child that asks for fruit on a brownie!! Unbelievable!
this does look so good.
Bookmarked immediately.

Cate said...

That was the first Dorie recipe I ever made - delicious stuff.

Tracy said...

Insanely chocolate? Oh yeah, that has my name written all over it. Yum.

Patsyk said...

Those look so completely sinful, but I bet they are worth every calorie... gonna have to hit the treadmill just from looking at them! Just love Dorie!

Robin said...

Wow...those do look insane! I've gotta try these!

Mara said...

the raspberries are a FAB addition...i just made these for the Tuesdays With Dorie week and i used raspberries for some photos as well and YES they work so well. LOVELY!