Sunday, July 18, 2010

SMS: Chocolate Brownie Bites


This week's SMS bake was hosted by Tiffany from A Spoonful of Laughter and a Heap of Love. Her pick was a classic one - chocolate walnut brownies. I promise that my original intent was to make this recipe as written. Melissa's recipe is a simple one with only a handful of ingredients, but somehow I managed to go off on my own tangent. 

For various reasons including traveling for a wedding and baking in my mother's kitchen, I ended up with chocolate brownie bites instead. Due to the ingredients we had on hand, I needed to halve the recipe and the only pan we had smaller than a 9x9 was the mini-muffin tin. Thus, the brownie bites were born.


I suppose all well-used cookbooks end up looking like this? Whoops... =)


Because I used a different pan, I decreased the heat to 325 degrees. My mini-brownies baked for about 12 minutes, but I checked them often at the end to make sure they weren't over-baked. The end result? These little babies were good, and the fact that they were mini made them that much easier to pop in your mouth! The texture was definitely more fudgey than cakey which we like. My family definitely enjoyed them, and I can assure you that we will be making these again in both the mini and traditional form! Thanks for the great pick Tiffany!


Head over to the SMS blogroll if you want to check out how the other bakers' brownies ended up!

12 comments:

  1. Aw, these are adorable. We could have a contest and see how many we could have in one minute. I bet, we would all do well. They are good to eat.

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  2. the bites are a perfect size!

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  3. I love these as minis. I think it's a sign of a well used and favorite cookbook when they look like that.

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  4. Tess,

    The minis are so cute!

    There is a cookbook called BAKED by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.
    They have a fudgy type brownie recipe.
    Visited their bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY and ate their Sweet and Salty Brownie, with a caramel filling. It was fantastic.

    Here’s a photo of the brownie.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakingismyzen/4801182959/in/set-72157624520577490/

    I’ll be posting the recipe in August with a tutorial.

    Carmen

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  5. Your brownies look terrific and I love that they are in individual portions!

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  6. They are super cute :D

    Katie xox

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  7. Adorable! We enjoyed these too. I love the picture of your SM book; I know mine also has a spot or two.

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  8. Yummy! Your brownie bites are super cute.

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  9. I went with a cupcake form!! Borrowed kitchen didn't have the right size plan either! They were pretty good!

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  10. You get a high five for making do with what you had and still turning out a great treat! they are adorable!

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  11. Beautiful picture Tessa! They look great...and yummy!

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