Monday, March 5, 2012

ad hoc - Gluten Free Brownie Mix - March 5, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

ad hoc
Brownie Mix - Gluten Free
Very Good +
Weight: 2.5 oz. (70.7 g.) / 1 lb., 11.4 oz. (776 g.) total box of mix
Calories: 220 calories (estimate)
Cost: $18.95 total box
Purchased from: Williams-Sonoma, in Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate Brownie Theme Week.

These brownies made by Chef Thomas Keller for Williams-Sonoma (stores) were expensive, and they required more steps, and a few more pans than most brownie mixes. I found myself slightly annoyed at these facts...until I tried one of these dark, moist brownies (made with Guittard chocolate) this evening. It was fantastic. Light in texture, rich in flavor.

The four eggs, butter (plus a little oil), and Guittard chocolate chips that were mixed in, all contributed to the great taste.

I also had fun decorating one brownie with a "brownie tattoo" from Gartner Studios (Duff Goldman line - of Charm City Cakes).

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