Sunday, July 18, 2010

SMS: Chocolate Walnut Brownies

This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays pick, Chocolate Walnut Brownies (chosen by Tiffany of A Spoonful & a Heap), was a bit of an experiment for me. I've never liked nuts in brownies, but thought I'd give them a try - you know, just in case my palate had changed. Of course, I didn't forge ahead that bravely - I made just half of the recipe, pouring it into mini muffin tins.

Unfortunately, I overcooked the brownies, but was impressed by their rich nutty flavour, if not their texture. I was slightly less impressed with myself for not having enough willpower to avoid scarfing these down like I hadn't eaten in days, but it was worth it. After all, I overcame a food aversion that I've carried since my childhood.

Thanks to Tiffany for this great, classic pick! Visit her blog for the recipe.


Gloria July 18, 2010 at 6:37:00 PM EDT  

Your mini brownie cupcakes are adorable!

Shandy July 18, 2010 at 7:51:00 PM EDT  

So cute! LOVE the miniature brownies. You like the brownies with "nuts"; I tell my daughter all the time to just try things . . . you may or may not like it but at least you gave it a shot. Well congratulations!

Julie July 18, 2010 at 7:59:00 PM EDT  

I love the mini brownies, so cute! I think the recipe called for too long of a baking time. Mine were way too done at 40 minutes.

Katiecakes July 19, 2010 at 5:19:00 AM EDT  

So glad you gave the nuts a try!

Give nuts a chance ;)

Katie xox

Eliana July 19, 2010 at 2:51:00 PM EDT  

Hey - it's all about babysteps. Glad you gave it a try.

Tiff July 19, 2010 at 3:49:00 PM EDT  

So glad you kicked your aversion to nuts. I have always thought a good brownie is therapeutic ;) Your pictures look really good!

Tessa July 19, 2010 at 11:41:00 PM EDT  

I made mine into mini's too. I bumped the temperature down to 325 degrees and they seemed to do okay there.

Glad you ended up liking them with the nuts! I wasn't quite as brave =)

Nina July 25, 2010 at 1:12:00 AM EDT  

Glad that you tried and you liked them! Sometimes I wish that my palate would change a little, but maybe eventually!

grace August 10, 2010 at 7:56:00 PM EDT  

These look so cute and yummy :)

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