Monday, May 16, 2011

Fat Witch Brownie!

When you read these words: Fat Witch, what do you think of? Something fat? A witch? A fat witch? How about the brownies from NY's Fat Witch Bakery? No? Well, after trying these brownies, you definitely will. 

I've actually never been to the bakery (hopefully I will soon), so I have not tried their original brownie. However that didn't stop me from borrowing their cookbook from the library. (I like to borrow my books to see if I like them before buying them-this book definitely passed the test!) So far, I've made four of their recipes and loved all of them! But first, you have to start with the original, right?  

If you like slightly cake-y, not too rich/dark brownies, than I bet you would call these brownies "perfect". And not so surprisingly, many people love those types of brownies. I brought them to school, and before lunch my container was empty!
All of the recipes are made for a 9x9 pan, but I only had a 8x8, and rather than over filling the pan, I made mini bite-sized brownies! My mom called these the perfect diet desserts, as they are already portioned, but decadent enough to feel like you're indulging. I, on the other hand, prefer a large square of brownie with a glass of milk, or even better, a bowl of vanilla ice cream!

14 Tbs butter
½ cup plus 2 Tbs bittersweet chocolate
1 ¼ cup gran sugar
4 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs unbleached flour
pinch salt

1. Grease 9x9 and preheat oven to 350˚F (Or grease an 8x8 and line 9 mini muffin tins with baking cups)
2. Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave.
3. Cream together eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture.
4. In a separate bowl sift together flour and salt.
5. Fold in to the chocolate mixture
6. Pour in to prepared pan and bake for 33 minutes


  1. I've heard of fat witch brownies!! (but I forgot where..? :( but then again, with an interesting name like this, how could I forget? lol)

    And these look really good! And they're so cute too :D I think I'm like you...I like big brownies too! Though with these small ones, I would find it hard not to finish the whole batch in one go! :D

  2. Yum! I love Fat Witch Brownies- I didn't know they had a cookbook with all their recipes either!

  3. Is this really 12 cups of flour? I got all the way into the recipe (bad me for not reading it all first) and now I'm sitting here wondering how much flour, and not having any luck finding the recipe elsewhere online. Maybe I"ll try to wing it?! Ha ha!

  4. So sorry Samantha! Thank you for pointing that out. It's actually 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs.

    Thanks Von! Definitely agree with you!

    Thanks Lindselicious! Yup, they do!

  5. My sister in law made these brownies the other day.. they were "ok".. when I think brownie, I think of rich chocolately goodness. These tasted more like cake.. :)

    Btw, I love your blog.. I'll definitely be trying out some recipes! can't wait to see more... and so glad your based in Hawaii.. there aren't too omany Hawaii bloggers. hehe.

    xx Love & Aloha


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