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Patricia Helding's rich, intensely chocolatey Fat Witch brownie is a New York obsession, an internet sensation, and arguably the very best brownie to be found on the planet. Unlike other bakeries that feature a range of desserts, Fat Witch, launched by Helding in 1998, specializes only in ...
Patricia Helding's rich, intensely chocolatey Fat Witch brownie is a New York obsession, an internet sensation, and arguably the very best brownie to be found on the planet. Unlike other bakeries that feature a range of desserts, Fat Witch, launched by Helding in 1998, specializes only in brownies-baking and selling over 2,000 each day.
In Fat Witch Brownies, Helding showcases for the first time her favorite spins on the classic chocolate brownie with creations like the Banana Bread Brownie and the Breakfast Brownie, and she expands her repertoire even further with recipes for other scrumptious bar-shaped confections.
With over 50 recipes that can be baked in the same 9 x 9-inch pan and require fewer than 10 ingredients, Helding shows that baking from scratch is neither expensive nor time-consuming. All of her recipes include ingredients from local grocery stores, and are ready to serve in one hour or less.
Beginning with tips on the proper tools, timing, and techniques, continuing with five chapters of recipes, and finishing with fabulous frostings, Fat Witch Brownies allows you to explore the versatility and richness of brownies and bars and create the incredible desserts in your very own kitchen that have made Helding's bakery famous.
Posted December 14, 2010
I couldn't wait to get this book home to try out some new recipes. Boy, was I disappointed. I was on the lookout for the BEST brownies around - and this book seemed to offer many options. I tried the original brownies first and I wasn't too impressed at all. They were a tad dry and not sweet or chewy enough. Next, I tried the intense chocolate (don't recall the exact name!)and again I wasn't impressed. I told my husband and son that I was on a search to find the best brownies and we all agreed that the 2 recipes that I tried in this book were not the winners. Love the name though!
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Posted January 8, 2012
I made these for the firefighter in my life. The whole crew agreed that they were not chocolatey at all. Boxed brownie mixes make better brownies than these. I am tempted to order a brownie and see how an original compares. Very disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 8, 2011
As a novice baker, this book taught me a lot about bar cookies! The recipes are so easy and the results are so, so tasty. But I'm also an impatient baker, so it was tough to wait the recommended hour to wait to taste the goodness. And it's so worth the wait.
It's also a fun read, the author throughly enjoys her work and it show in her writing. The great introduction on bar baking tips, techniques and supplies helps make the process a simple pleasure. Plus it has a picture of almost every recipes. (My biggest pet peeve about cookbooks is lack of pictures of how it's supposed to look.)
The collection also includes lots of non-chocolate recipes for those who don't believe chocolate is a gift from the gods. And for those that love, love truly decadent treats, frosting and glaze recipes add the "frosting on the bar!" This book is the "Bible of Bar Cookies". Go ahead, treat yourself to this treat of a cookbook.
And for those more analytical bakers, here's the numbers:
7 - 19 ingredients (depending on decadence)
10 -15 minutes prep time
25 -30 baking time
1 hour to cool
1-1000 "thank yous" from family and friends
Posted September 30, 2011
I purchased this book as a birthday gift for my daughter. She was more than pleased when she received it. She is a big fan of Fat Witch brownies, which made this the perfect cookbook selection for her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2010
I love everything I have made out of this cookbook. I made several of the different sorts of bars for my holiday gift giving and have been told by several recipients that the Congo Bars are one of the most tasty things they have ever tasted. I agree wholeheartedly and have made them four times since buying the book a couple of weeks ago. I gave it four stars, instead of five, because I wish the authors would have included times for a 9x13 pan in addition to the 9x9 pan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2010
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