Confession time: As much as I love salmon, the thought of this week’s ffwD recipe, Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar, was really unappealing to me. Without my former live-in taste-tester (Codename: Surfer Psychologist) convincing me to make it anyway, I felt this dish sounded too unappetizing to feed to others who were not relying on me for free room and board. So, instead, I decided to make brownies this Friday!
In keeping with the Dorie-Friday connection, I chose one to follow one of her brownie recipes, the Tribute-to-Katharine-Hepburn Brownies, which can be found in Dorie’s Baking: From My Home to Yours cookbook.
I won’t bore you with the details about my long, drawn-out, never-ending day prior to making these brownies, but I will say this: these brownies were a snap to make! And they tasted awesome, which is saying something because I’m not a huge brownie fan. I did indulge a bit and cut the brownies into nine large, fat squares as opposed to Dorie’s recommended sixteen. Yeah, it was that kind of day. And, yes, they’re that good. I especially liked the melted pieces of chopped chocolate in these brownies!
I’m sure I’ll make the Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar at some point but probably not until my other sister (Codename: Chunklet’s mom) comes back into town for a visit. When I described the recipe to her, she thought it sounded really good, kind of like lox. I guess I’ll have to make sure to pick up some cream cheese and bialys for her as well!
To see other bloggers who actually followed this week’s recipe, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.