I don’t think there is anything more delightful than a single bite of perfection. That one single bite that you savor. The single truffle. The single piece of divinity. The first bite of the first summer tomato. All those singles that you remember long after the last one is gone. Such was the single small square of Dorie’s Bittersweet Brownie I had before I delivered them, well, some of them, to friends at lunch. That single bite of:

    Bittersweet Brownies

After baking 1/2 of the recipe, which fit into an 8′ x 8′ pan, I cut them into 1/2 inch squares. Each bite was, therefore, a single bite of perfection. A single bite of rich fudgy deliciousness. That doesn’t, of course, mean I ate Just One, but each one was just as delicious as the first.

This was the first time I had used espresso powder in one of Dorie’s brownies. I am so sorry I waited so long to order some. There is no coffee flavor (as I feared) but just a heightened chocolatey flavor. OOPS!! Almost forgot, I added some not quite finely chopped walnuts to the brownies. Just enough to add some texture to the brownies. They really didn’t need them, but they were good with the nuts. Making these brownies was also heightened by the fact they were chosen by My Very Good Blogging Buddy (and WWF addict) Leslie of Lethally Delicious. The recipe is on her blogpost as well her story of meeting up with another of our Buddies – Nancy and their making the brownies together.

With only 6 Tuesdays left in our voyage throught Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home To Yours there are two choices each week. I wanted so much to make the Alsatian Apple Tart as well, but I just ran out of time. We do have a rewind this month and next so maybe then I will get to the tart chosen by Jessica of Cookbook Habit. And you can find the recipe for the tart on Jessica’s site. Enjoy Y’all!! And please visit the TWD group to find out who made what and how they liked it/them.

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