Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 21st May 2010

Keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate for the long weekend. We opened the pool yesterday, and if everything goes as planned the gas man will be here today to inspect the heater and fire it up!  Looking forward to relaxing by the pool, grilling a few steaks and enjoy a daiquiri or two.

A photo of fudgy chocolate brownies on a white cake stand with a blue ribbon.

Matt’s been craving brownies for the last couple of weeks and as promised (a little late on my promise) I finally delivered.  There are so many brownie recipes from which to choose.  A few years back I found this recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Martha Stewart and it’s become a family favourite and really the only recipe I go to when making the standard brownie.  It is so decadent, very moist. If you can, use a good quality chocolate when making these fudgy brownies, it makes a world of difference.

A photo of 3 fudgy chocolate brownies, layered on a white dish.

These brownies are great served warm, topped with ice cream, sweetened cream, chocolate fudge sauce and a sprinkling of finely chopped hazelnuts, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Delight, as we call it, now this is decadent!

A photo of 2 fudgy chocolate brownies, with 2 scoops of ice cream and one quenelle of sweetened whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate fudge sauce sitting on a pale blue plate.

The other day when I was twittering, Darren from DMANBURGER, mentioned his site was going to be featured in an upcoming edition of The Food Magazine. Darren is a chef and he trained at the French Culinary Institute in NYC and he is on the quest to find the best burger.  If you love burgers (I think most of us do) you’ll want to visit his site, especially now with grilling season upon us.  I am so lucky, he’s promised to take me for a burger next time I’m in NYC, I am so excited.

A close up photo of 3 caramel pots de creme desserts in small white ramekins sitting on a white dish.

I was hoping to pick up the edition of the magazine and decided to visit their online site.  I spotted the recipe for Caramel Pots de Creme, having so many egg yolks leftover from my failed cookie attempts, this was the perfect recipe to use them up.

A close up photo of 3 caramel pots de creme desserts, dolloped with sweetened whipped cream in white ramekins sitting on a white dish.

The recipe called for 12 yolks, exactly the amount I had, and very few other ingredients.  In no time at all, with very little effort, I had luscious, creamy baked caramel custard, what more could you ask for.

A close up photo of one caramel pots de creme dessert in a red, heart-shaped ramekin.

If you enjoy Pots de Creme, you may also want to try the White Chocolate Pots de Creme I made a few weeks ago.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

A close up photo of 3 fudgy chocolate brownies.

A close up photo of a caramel pots de creme dessert with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream in a red, heart-shaped ramekin with a silver spoon.

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Comments (28)

28 Responses to “Fudgy Chocolate Brownies & Caramel Pots de Creme”

  1. Cherine Says:

    Wonderful brownies and wonderful photos!

  2. Grace Says:

    Thank you Cherine

  3. daniel Says:

    i just made the pots de creme on my dreary saturday… and they’re wonderful! i wanted mine to have a bit of a top, so i took the foil off of the ramekins for the last 10 minutes of baking. also- i served them with whipped cream, shaved semisweet chocolate, and strawberry halves, and apparently these additions were very appreciated! thanks for the recipe, grace. :)

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you Daniel, glad you enjoyed them, the additions sound wonderful!

  5. Jane Ko Says:

    I have a lot of left over egg yolks from failed macaroons, what a perfect way to use them!

  6. Michael Lantz Says:

    Those brownies look delicious.They are making me very hungry.

  7. HeelShields Says:

    The brownies look delicious. Brownies are my weakness (if they have nuts in them) and I have been looking for a good receipe for a while (may just trying to avoid making them). This looks like the perfect receipe.

  8. Grace Says:

    I have a big weakness for nuts too but the kids are not to crazy about them, you’ll love this recipe, so ooey gooey.

  9. Marly Says:

    Margaritas by poolside with chocolate brownies? My friend, you are living the life! Those brownies look delicious. I’m curious what kind of pan you baked them in. I love the crusts on a brownie and I like the idea of individual servings like that.

  10. Grace Says:

    Thanks Marly, off to the pool in a few minutes, maybe not with a brownie (eaten too many in the last couple of days) but definitely a cocktail, it is so hot outside, I am in heaven. I found this pan while shopping at the outlets last year. It’s made by Chicago Metallic and I absolutely love it, it’s great for baking any type of square dessert, so much easier than trying to cut the perfect square.

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  13. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    Two beautiful desserts that I would be proud to serve guests or squirrel away for my family.

  14. Cakewalker Says:

    I’m smitten with the triple whammy: those brownies, ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce!

  15. Steph@stephsbitebybite Says:

    Brownies are my weakness, and these look so good!!! I would dunk the brownie in the caramel pot :)

  16. Evan Thomas Says:

    Yum! Fudgy is the best kind of brownie. Love the butter/chocolate to flour ratio in this recipe!

  17. penny aka jeroxie Says:

    nice looking fudgy brownies!

  18. Belinda @zomppa Says:

    The pool? What?? =) I will take both!! I love love love brownies.

  19. Lizzy Says:

    Martha’s fudgy brownies have been my go to brownies for years…yours look fabulous as do the pots de creme!

  20. Tes Says:

    Wow your brownie looks so amazing! So lovely and seems really fudgy and yummy. I am dreaming about them now :)

  21. RavieNomNoms Says:

    Those brownies look delicious!

  22. Lacey @ Says:

    Wow, this looks and sounds amazing! We’d love for you to share this recipe at dishfolio!

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  24. Kathryn Says:

    Having spent years trying to find the perfect brownie recipe, I have just made the recipe you posted in this entry to subject of my first blog post although mine were nowhere near as pretty as yours! I love your blog and the wonderful pictures; it’s a real inspiration.

  25. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much Kathryn – very happy you enjoyed. I purchased a fantastic brownie pan, it’s like a muffin tin but for brownies and this way you get perfect squares every time. Good luck with your blog. I am new to this as well, just started in April 2010 if you need any help please do reach out I would be happy to assist. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by for a visit.

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