Friday, August 14, 2009
A New Addiction - "Baked" Brownies
Rich delicious cocoa, deep dark chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar.. sound like heaven? It is.. almost. These are just a couple of the ingredients in my new addiction, brownies from the "Baked" cookbook authored by the owners of Baked in Red Hook, Brooklyn New York.
If you love chocolate, like I love chocolate, then these brownies are for you! A little bit fudge and a little bit cake, these incredibly rich brownies will soothe away any chocolate craving you might encounter.
Matt Lewis, one of the owners of Baked, (the business is co-owned with Renato Poliafito) has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show several times, sharing his recipes for delicious treats that are available at Baked. Martha has raved about the Brooklyn based store as has Oprah, who named the Baked brownie as one of her "favorite things". It's easy to see why. Umm.. let me rephrase that; it's easy to TASTE why!
The first cookbook release, "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking" was released in 2008 and quickly became a best seller. My copy of the book was in pristine condition until I started baking brownies! Now, I'm eager to try several of the recipes in the book but I'm unsure if anything can top my new addiction.
In the top photo of this entry, I topped the brownie with some 'Cajeta,' a Mexican caramel sauce that has a hint of hot pepper in it (a strong hint). The sauce alone is to die for; but add the fudge like goodness of a Baked brownie and you're knocking on heaven's door!
For more information on Baked and the cookbook, visit the Baked website at: bakednyc.com