Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Butterscotch and Walnut Brownies



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The good news is these brownies are delicious. They're patterned after those served at Clementine in Los Angeles and they are really, really good. The Los Angeles Times first published the recipe, and while it was picked up by the wires and published by other news organizations, I haven't been able to find a review of the recipe that was written by a home cook or a blogger. Normally, I wouldn't care, but I was looking for validation. The fudge-like brownies I made look nothing like the cake-type brownies that appeared in the paper. Here's hoping I got it right.

This is one of the easiest recipes I've come across. It requires no special equipment, and, if you have 2 mixing bowls and a wooden spoon, you'll be able to whip these bars up in a matter of minutes. I'm sure you have the ingredients needed to make them in your pantry. I made no changes to the original recipe, although I did find it necessary to bake them five minutes longer than was recommended. I plan to make these again, though next time around I intend to put away my cups and spoons and measure ingredients by weight. I normally don't fuss with a recipe this way, but the brownies are so good I want to make sure I do them justice. I'll let you know what happens. I hope you'll try these. Here's the recipe .

Addendum: The brownies were made again, this time using a scale to weigh the the ingredients. No signicant changes were noted and the finished brownie was fudgy rather than cake-like.

Butterscotch and Walnut Brownies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

Ingredients:
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (3.5 ounces) flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons (9.25 ounces) dark brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 extra-large egg
1/2 + 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted walnuts

Directions:

1) Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square pan. Set aside.
2) In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
3) In a large bowl, stir brown sugar into melted butter. Stir in egg, then vanilla.
4) Stir in dry ingredients, then fold in nuts.
5) Place the batter into prepared pan and bake until set (a toothpick inserted will have moist crumbs), 25 to 30 minutes.
6) Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving. Yield: 12 to 16 servings.







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92 comments:

Hovkonditorn said...

These brownies look so delicious! I made last week brownies with butterscotch morsels and they were sweet and really good! Have a great day!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hmm what a unique brownie and I love the look of it!

Jeannie said...

Looks so moist and delicious! So the butterscotch comes from the brown sugar huh! I must try this!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I must nor read your food blogs first thing in the morning!!! I just end up hungry all day, these look wonderful. Diane

tandysinclair.com said...

Oh Mary, I am drooling over the photograph of those brownies! Well worth a try for sure. Have a great Wednesday :)

Candice said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! And you can see how moist they are…I’m going to be fantasizing about these all day…

Sunanda said...

Anything with burrterscotch is always my favorite..Brownies looks moist and yummy..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Lucy Lu said...

i will try this brownies! looks so tastyy..

have a nice day,
btw. i have a new post, check it out :D

thecompletecookbook said...

Now these are serious brownies! I love the idea of butterscotch and walnuts - brilliant recipe Mary.
:-) Mandy

Priya said...

Omg, cant take my eyes from that delectable irresisitble brownies..fantastic..

LittleAsianGirl BigAppetite said...

these kind of remind me of blondies! yumm

Ola said...

I''ve never thought that brownies could be so simple! looks absolutely delicious, Mary! Have a great day :)

aria @cookingmesoftly said...

Hi Mary....
It is the first time I visit your blog.....and in the home page I find a greedy cake....I never try to make brownies, but I will taste this recipe asap......I am sure...... I like sweets....
ciao

LSBF consultant said...

This is not the first of your posts I've read, and you never cease to amaze me. Thank you, and I look forward to reading more.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I just love how easy these are to make and such a nice change too!

Sandra said...

Mmmm! It seems perfect for a rainy afternoon with a cup of coffee!
Thanks for sharing.
Love from Spain

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I enjoy keeping a few recipes around, like this, that have common ingredients that I usually have on hand. So great when I find myself suddenly in need of a dessert. Without a special trip to the store . . . butterscotch and walnut brownies. YUM. Thanks, Mary.

Fondly,
Glenda

Ratolinha said...

Que aspecto maravilhoso. Deliciosos mesmo.
Beijinhos

KathyB. said...

All that deliciousness and served on one of my favorite china patterns!I will have to make these.

Baking Addict said...

This looks amazing! I'm always on the look out for different brownie recipes in the hunt for the perfect brownie. Will definitely give this a go. thanks!

Alessandra said...

Mary these brownies look incredibly good and decadent, simply perfect, from the top to the centre and down to the bottom! My compliments!

Ciao
Alessandra

Federica said...

wowwwwwww che meraviglia!!!complimenti!baci!

Ana Rita said...

Those are amazing Mary!!!So moist...Ohhhh i loved it!

Kisses,
Rita

Red Nomad OZ said...

So what's the BAD news?

Have a great day!!

sanyaliving.com said...

Oh! They look so delicious! What a great photo! They sounds so easy to make I can't wait to try them!

Barbara said...

Are you thinking they might turn out more cake-like if you measure by weight, Mary? I kind of like the looks of yours, actually. I love that fudgey look in a brownie. The gooier the better!

Ambreen said...

Super irresistible brownies, looks so moist and luscious! By looking at the picture, I know how tasty this would be :)

Linda Starr said...

Oh how I love butterscotch and it isn't seen that often, these look wonderful.

highplainsdrifters said...

I love the word "butterscotch." Means "burnt butter," yeah? Or scorched? So that's my new word. Peppers roasted on the grill are now pepperscotch.

Elaine said...

These look so gooey and delicious and it sounds like my kind of recipe since it requires only two bowls and a wooden spoon. I hope you have a good day!

yummychunklet said...

I like how you looked for a review by a home cook. I agree that sometimes professional reviews aren't as "honest" about the recipe's taste or instruction. These look great, especially with the oozing butterscotch!

Jenna Lee said...

Interesting combo of flavors but it sounds and looks amazing! Count me in!

Pegasuslegend said...

Ok these are what I am trying for my picnic this weekend, looks like they travel well and be a huge hit thanks Mary!

Melynda said...

What would be not to love? These look like they would fill the bill for any dessert tray.

Nicola @ unhip squirrel said...

wow.. I have been following the recipe from joy of cooking which has been hit or miss. Yours looks so gooey and delicious!

Mamatkamal said...

My boys love brownies, I've just had my lunch and I feel hungry now! These brownies look so delicious! Have a great day Mary and thanks for sharing.
Cheers

Faith said...

Fudgy brownies are definitely my favorite, so I'm glad they turned out this way! I am completely sold on anything butterscotch-y. Hope you have a wonderful day, Mary!

PeggyR said...

These sound really good!

Jenn said...

Although I prefer the chocolate style brownie, butterscotch is next in line :) Ok, ok.. I'm a brownie fan, what can I say?? These look wonderful, Mary!

Treat and Trick said...

Simple but sounds heavenly! Tempting click too...

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

These look amazing!

Mickey said...

Love butterscotch! Mary, those look amazing.
mickey

Cooking Creation said...

I love how simple they are to make! I'll be bookmarking these babies for later! :) Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day!

Food Glorious Food! said...

I am crazy about brownies and yours look perfect and surprisingly EASY! A must try!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Those look too good to be true! Anything with butterscotch sends me to the moon!
Mary

Tristan and Mindy Nyby said...

I've had the brownies at Clementine and they are delicious! I was so excited when the LA Times featured them. Looks like you've made them right, or pretty close to right. They are supposed to be moist and chewy, not cake like, although I agree the LA Times pic was a bit misleading. These are yummy addictive brownies!

June said...

Wow - I love how gooey they look and I can't wait to try them!

Clint said...

Wow! This is gorgeous.

Miriam said...

What an amazing treat! I MUST make these very soon! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Tasha said...

I'm not a traditional brownie kind of girl BUT butterscotch is my weakness, so these sound fantastic!

brandi said...

my husband would loves these! they look so perfectly gooey.

Juliana said...

Wow Mary, the brownies look delicious...moist and gooey, the way that I like it. The picture is just SO SO inviting...wish could have one right now with my coffee. Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Littlebakerbunny said...

I love your blog -- beautiful photos and wonderful recipes!

I made the Clementine butterscotch brownie recipe a few weeks ago (you can read about it here), and I measured everything by weight -- I did get brownies that were more similar to those pictured in the L.A. Times article. But your brownie looks decadently delicious!

Wendy Irene said...

You did a beautiful job cutting that brownie! That is the trickiest part for me :)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

So moist and delicious looking Butterscotch brownies.. Drool worthy :D

Ginny said...

These look deliciously gooey and wonderful!!!! Wish I had one, but I am making do today with Tastycake's new version of Tandycakes, brownie flavor.

Joanne said...

As soon as you said butterscotch brownies, I knew they must taste heavenly!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm a bit ho-hum about traditional brownies. Been there, done that. But these! You had me at Butterscotch! I have all the ingredients. I'll make these when both of my boys are home, lest I eat them all!

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said...

Love how delicious this sounds!

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

These brownies look absolutely divine, Mary! I love butterscotch. I'll definitely have to try making these soon.

The Food Hound said...

So these are more like blondies... LOVE 'em!! Butterscotch and walnuts are a heavenly combination! These could make a gray sky blue!

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen said...

Yum! I also like the 1 year ago today recipe. It amazes me how good caramelized onions are and yet how nasty raw ones are! (to me at least)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I am such as sucker for the gooey brown sugariness of 'blondies'...every bit as decadent as chocolate brownies to me. If these are as good as you say then yes I'll be making them!

Lauren Hairston said...

Sounds delicious--I definitely need to try these! Thanks for posting!

muppy said...

mmmmm they look fattening!!!

Swathi said...

Looks delicious butterscotch with brown sugar, I will try them.

teresa said...

i'm craving those brownies in the worst (best) way, they look amazing!

Self Sagacity said...

Yummy! It is crazy how the photo just made me drool. So yummy looking Mary.

sally said...

I like this take on brownies and the recipe seem so simple!

Ryan said...

Fudgy, gooey deliciousness!! These look wonderful and that's great to hear they're so easy! I must try very soon!

The Harried Cook said...

I love how gooey and moist these brownies look! And you're right - the ingredients are so simple... Thanks for sharing, Mary!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

these look DIVINE.

kelly

Now Serving said...

Decadently delicious!

emiglia said...

Wow... those look so very gooey! I love butterscotch, and these look so rich, just like their chocolate counterpart.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Really awesome looking brownies! I wish I could have a piece

Heather said...

Oh wow...these look perfect! You are welcome to come over to my house and make these any time. ;)

lena said...

it's been a long time i cone across a brownie without chocolates! these sounds really yummy!

meeshiesmom said...

Oh yes!

michoenglish87 said...

Fudgy is a bonus in my book - these look mouthwatering!

Claudia said...

I think I need these to be part of my life.

Cindy said...

These look excellent. I often go by weight and have greater success. I found I was packing my brown sugar too much. I was over an ounce off on a cup. That changed my blondies--success at last.

My Little Space said...

Hmmm..mm...this looks so addictive! Yum...
Kristy

Hazel said...

Oh my gosh Mary... these look stunning. Drooling everywhere!

natalie woods said...

Mary,

Would you be able to tell me if you did anything differently from the recipe cause mine turned out thin and looked nothing like yours? Thanks.

thenewlywedchefs.com said...

MAN these brownies look great!

Mary said...

Natalie, I'll have to answer here because I have no other link to you. I used an 8-inch pan. I made no other changes to the recipe but the photo was taken at very close range and then cropped in photoshop which makes them look thicker than they actually are. Mine were the same thickness as a standard fudge type brownie. I'm making them again this weekend and I can actually measure them for you then. I hope this helps. Blessings...Mary

That Girl said...

Funny, I DO have all the ingredients in my pantry.

Elaine said...

Hi, Mary. I made these last night, but I made a mistake and 'read' 350 instead of 325 and baked them for 25 mins on 350, so they were firm and more of a cakelike brownie. My family really liked them because they thought them not very sweet. I thought they were good, but I was looking for more of the fudgey brownie like yours, so I am going to make them again soon. Hope you have a good day.

Sir Eatalot said...

Mary you are an artist!

Merisi said...

Desperately scratching the screen! ;-)

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