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!