It’s product review time!
Well, it was product review time two weeks ago, technically, but it has been very chaotic at the Maruska house and so I’m posting this a bit later than intended. Ginny has been very understanding and has graciously done some extra baking while I’ve gotten caught up. (Thanks!)
My product review is for the Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan from Williams-Sonoma.
This is a very nice pan – it’s a good weight and made wonderful brownies -
they were just the right blend of crunchy and moist (I especially like the crunchy part!)
But the best part of the pan, was that it came with the recipe for the brownies.
This one’s not for the faint of heart, folks.
That’s 1 & 1/4 sticks of butter with bittersweet chocolate.
Plus cocoa powder….
…in my favorite mixing bowl.
Have I told you about this bowl before?
I went to a potluck dinner back in college and afterwards the host gave me some things to take home and she put them into this plastic bowl, which someone had left behind. This bowl is beat up. It’s ugly. It’s scratched and stained. But it has the best shape of all the mixing bowls I have. It’s deep and has straight sides (which cuts down on splattering immensely.) and I love it. When it’s in the dishwasher and I need to mix something – I miss it. It’s scratched and stained because I use it so much. After all these years, I pity the gal who left this bowl behind. Sometimes the best things in life really are free!
But back to the brownies…
Instead of fussing with a double boiler,
the chocolate and butter can be melted in the microwave.
Once the dry ingredients have been mixed with the wet…
…you’ll have to summon all of your willpower not to grab a spoon and go crazy.
This part of the recipe is not easy.
Those spoons are close by…
Gooey batter goes into the pan…
…crusty, moist brownies come out of the oven.
These are drool worthy,
seriously good brownies.
Delicious recipe for brownies (you may never go back to the boxed kind).
The pan worked great – these were done right at 35 minutes, as promised.
12 perfect serving sizes straight from the pan.
Oh the crusty, moist goodness!
Cost of pan. I think $30 is a bit steep. But if you don’t treat yourself to special cookware very often and you love chocolate, this would be a nice indulgence.
Clean up. Even after soaking, I needed a vegetable scrubber to get into the nooks and crannies of the words “Chocolate” in each square. That really didn’t take that long, though. Definitely a fair trade off to wow your friends with these yummy goodies!
Overall, I’m happy that I have this pan and I’ll use it again to share with friends.
Jenn : )