Me + Rick Katz’s Brownies = True Love

It is fitting that we made these brownies the week of Valentine’s day, because I am in love with them.
Yes, I said it.
And I’ll say it again: LOVE.
Inanimate objects, you say? Psh. Details.

Now I know my husband reads this blog, so it might get a little awkward around the house, but that’s a small price to pay for a brownie this good.


In the eternal debate of cakey vs fudgy brownies, I have always fallen on the side of the fudgy folks. The gooier, the better. And you can’t get much gooier than this:

These were really, truly, outrageously good if you’re a fudgy brownie fanatic like myself. I don’t know how they held their shape so well when cut, because they seemed to melt into pure chocolate bliss as soon as I bit into them.

I added some hazelnut paste and chopped hazelnuts, which turned out to be a good call. I think the brownies needed some kind of crunch to break up the gooey texture a bit. I couldn’t really taste the hazelnut paste in the brownie part, though, so next time I’ll double it so it has a chance against all of that chocolate. (Really, though, I can’t believe it’s only 6 ounces. Tastes like 60!)

My husband has taking to having a nightly bowl of vanilla ice cream, topped with a warm hazelnut brownie, and I have taken to stealing bites of it every night. People, I swear to you, this is the closest thing to heaven on earth you will find.

In fact, this might be more than plain love. This might be Princess Bride-styletwu wuv, which as we all know, will fowow you foweveh. So tweasure your wuv! I know I’m treasuring mine several times a day.

19 Responses to Me + Rick Katz’s Brownies = True Love
  1. Kayte says:

    My guys agree…best brownie as they love that crunchy business on the top. I thought I failed with that, but apparently it is desirable. I have made them three times in two weeks as they are requesting them over and over. Yours look lovely, and isn't it fun to discover something you just love?

  2. vibi says:

    Well, I'll say… with such moist and plump brownies, how could it not be true love!?

    Those are pretty darn perfect Liz!

  3. Leslie says:

    Yeah, me too. But I'm intrigued by your addition of hazelnut paste. I have a block of gianduja and might make them again with chunks of gianduja.

  4. Tia says:

    awesome job! mmmm fudgy brownies.

  5. Kim says:

    I wish I had thought to add nuts. They look yummy. My husband has been making ice cream sundaes with these brownies too. Very tasty.

  6. Megan says:

    Ha ha ha ha – I think I'm in love too – because these babies were pure bliss!

  7. erin says:

    I agree, true love indeed (and I'm not usually a brownie fan!) Great job!

  8. Teanna says:

    Those are gorgeous! LOVE The hazelnut addition! Your brownies are perfect, perfect, perfect! How long did you bake them for, because after 25 minutes, mine were still mush! Haha!

  9. Flourchild says:

    Yum they look good. I followed the wrong directions!

  10. CB says:

    I am down with the hazelnut addition. Might have to go that a try next time!

  11. Jodie says:

    What? Hazelnut paste??!! That sounds amazing!

  12. sarahe says:

    totally agree–these are perfect!

  13. Linda says:

    A Princess Bride reference — you are awesome!!! The hazelnut twist to the recipe sounds amazing.

  14. Susan says:

    Well said! The Princess Bride is my Daughter-in-laws favorite movie of all time. :) Great looking brownies!! Wish I had added nuts.

  15. isabelle says:

    They look awesome! Fantastic addition, I love hazelnut paste.

  16. TeaLady says:

    Princess Bride Reference is priceless. Hazelnuts would be perfect addition. Wanna add pecans next time. These were fudgey and delicious.

  17. spike. says:

    those look amazing! Wish I had your success

  18. Kelly D says:

    These WERE bliss. Your husband will just have to accept it.

  19. jillbert says:

    These really are melt-in-your-mouth brownies! You have me wishing I had some left.

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