October 27, 2009

Duncan Who?

Having recently realized the relative ease and super awesomeness of homemade brownies over boxed, I figured I had fancy brownies down pat. Then this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte, tapped me on the shoulder. Hello, what's this? Dense dark chocolate brownie, with chunks of chocolate, and tart dried cherries flambe-ed in booze, topped off with a silky mascarpone mousse...yeah I'd be lying if I said that little red box wasn't looking pretty good right about then. But hey, I've come too far to be afeared of a little hoity toity brownie recipe.
Admittedly, I did not flambe- don't think I'm ready for open flame just yet. I did cook down some tart cherries with Kirsch and cherry preserves, briskly yet gently fold dry ingredients into wet, and mixed up a darn smooth mousse. I even tried my hand at some chevrons.

My verdict on the Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte? Nailed it!
Sorry Mr. Hines, your services are no longer required.
Thanks April for this week's great pick. For more on this and other TWD fun, check out the blogroll.


April said...

Thank you for baking with me this week! Your torte looks amazing! Once you start going homemade it's hard to even return back to Mr. Hines or Mrs. Crocker : )

Anonymous said...

Your torte looks fabulous! Cool that you made the cheverons!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

homemade is much tastier than DH will ever be! looks fantastic and gorgeous chevrons!

Anonymous said...

Your brownie torte looks soo pretty! I love the chevrons! I'm also not ready for an open flame yet... =)

TeaLady said...

Yep! Perfect. Looks lovely.