Thursday, February 24, 2011

The PERFECT Brownie!

Hey all!  I have been testing all of my recipes and trying to perfect things.  I am reading a billion baking blogs and taking down their recipes to try them out and see how they compare to my own.  Now I have about 100 pages of recipes printed out waiting for me to try them.  I try to make or at least prep something every day, but I also met with my personal trainer for my "welcome to the gym" meeting or whatever yesterday, and I'm going to try to stick to my workout schedule first, and then see what I have time to bake afterward.  Health is more important than cookies, although I wish it weren't so. 

Through my travels I have tried many a brownie recipe, but none of them were quite right.  Most did not rise as much as I would have liked, and one in particular, the Martha Stewart recipe was so cakey and dry that I was most displeased.  Until I found this recipe.  My search is now over.  I have found the perfect brownie and I am never going back.  It is dense and fudgey and perfect.  So rich and delicious, moist, and incredibly chocolatey.  Now that I have made you crave brownies, here are some delightful pictures of them.

I've been doing my best to learn how to take quality food photos.  My desserts may be incredibly delicious, but no one is going to buy them if the photos look amateur or messy.  So far, what little I have learned is this.  Don't use the flash.  Put your camera on the macro setting.  Use a plain white background.  Try to plate the food nicely.  And use natural sunlight whenever possible.  This last bit is hard because most of my baking is done after work, and as it is winter still, there is little to no sunlight left by the time whatever I've made is out of the oven, cooled, and ready for plating.  If anyone has anything more to tell me about it, let me know!


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