Sunday, October 31, 2010

BRUNCH WITH BINGO:FAT WITCH BROWNIES-PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....

GIVEAWAY ENDED
FAT WITCH BROWNIES
BY PATRICIA HELDING
ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:
At long last, the owner of New York City's legendary Fat Witch Bakery shares her top-secret recipes for decadent and delicious brownies, blondies, and bars. Patricia Helding's rich, intensely chocolatey Fat Witch brownie is a New York obsession, an internet sensation, and arguably the very best brownie to be found on the planet. Unlike other bakeries that feature a range of desserts, Fat Witch, launched by Helding in 1998, specializes only in brownies--baking and selling over 2,000 each day. In Fat Witch Brownies, Helding showcases for the first time her favorite spins on the classic chocolate brownie with creations like the Banana Bread Brownie and the Breakfast Brownie, and she expands her repertoire even further with recipes for other scrumptious bar-shaped confections.

With over 50 recipes that can be baked in the same 9 x 9-inch pan and require fewer than 10 ingredients, Helding shows that baking from scratch is neither expensive nor time-consuming. All of her recipes include ingredients from local grocery stores, and are ready to serve in one hour or less. Beginning with tips on the proper tools, timing, and techniques, continuing with five chapters of recipes, and finishing with fabulous frostings, Fat Witch Brownies allows readers to explore the versatility and richness of brownies and bars and create the incredible desserts in their very own kitchens that have made Helding's bakery famous.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
PATRICIA HELDING is the owner of Fat Witch Bakery, which she launched in 2001 in a small space in Chelsea Market. She has appeared on The Food Network, Oprah, CBS, CNN, and MTV, and has been featured in several national publications. She lives in New York City.


RECIPES:
Pumpkin Brownies with Pecans

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
 
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in spices, salt, the egg and the pumpkin puree. Sift flour into the bowl and stir it in, mixing until just combined. Add in pecans and stir to evenly distribute the nuts.
 
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.
 
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the brownies are just just lightly browned at the edges and the center is set (it may look moist, but will not be sticky when lightly pressed). Cool in the pan before slicing.
Makes 20 bars.
 

Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownies
 
1/2 cup butter, softened
2-oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup chopped milk chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
 
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir with a fork until very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
 
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisking steadily, pour chocolate mixture into sugar mixture. Stir until smooth. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt into the bowl and stir until just combined. Stir in milk chocolate chunk, then pour brownie batter into prepared pan.
 
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies set and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out with only a few moist crumbs, not batter, attached.
 
Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving.
Makes about 20 brownies
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2-oz dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup raspberry preserves/jam

Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
 
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir with a fork until very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisking steadily, pour chocolate mixture into sugar mixture. Stir until smooth. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt into the bowl and stir until just combined.
 
Pour into prepared pan and prepare cheesecake mixture.
 
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter. Drop dollops of raspberry preserves into the cheesecake batter. Gently swirl batters with a butter knife, giving the brownies a swirly look.
 
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
 
Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving, either at room temperature or chilled.
 
Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.
Makes 20 brownies (or 25 small brownies).
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81 comments:

Pamela Keener said...

MMMMMM brownies. I'd love to win this cookbook with many different brownie recipes. I might even be the hit the office after baking the many varieties which I would have to try but could not let them stay here in the house to tempt me.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I would most definately try the raspberry cheesecake brownie recipe first.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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traveler said...

What a wonderful giveaway. The dark and milk chocolate brownies are my favorites. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This delectable book sounds wonderful since the recipes are easy and it would give me such a variety to try. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This book would teach me how to make great brownies which are a favorite of everyone and then I could bring them to friends homes as gifts. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The dark and milk chocolate would be my choice. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

suburban prep said...

The fact that there are 50 recipes that can me made easily. I love brownies.
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suburban prep said...

I would make the dark and milk brownies. I love all three but I would be able to share with my husband these.

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Connie said...

Hi! The brownies makes me want this book really bad. Especially the Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie recipe for sure. :)
Thank you for a yummy giveaway!

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holdenj said...

I love the name of the cookbook! And I love to bake, brownines are a favorite around here.
Thanks!
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holdenj said...

All three recipes look really good, but I think I'd start with the Dark and Milk Chocolate ones.
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Linda Kish said...

The raspberry cheesecake brownies sound interesting.

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Linda Kish said...

My DIL loves to bake and it would be great if she could try some of these recipes.

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Esme said...

I love brownies and I love cookbooks-so this would be a perfect addition to my collection . I love new recipes.

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Esme said...

without a doubt the milk chocolate brownies.


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Esme said...

cococroissants

Fat Witch Brownie cookbook http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/10/brunch-with-bingofat-witch-brownies.html

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Tore said...

I would love to win this cookbook because I love brownies. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

dag888888 said...

I've always been curious about Fat Witch Brownies, brownies are one of my favorites and I'm curious about this cookbook, this is the first time I've heard about it!

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dag888888 said...

I would try to make the Dark and Milk chocolate brownies first because I like both dark and milk chocolate!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to win this cookbook for two reasons
(1) Everyone loves brownies.
(2) It is hard to find variations on this favorite.

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Anonymous said...

I tweeted:
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Anonymous said...

I'd probably make the pumkin browns with pecans (favorite nut) first. I doesn't sound that complex and I am wondering what pumpkin brownies would taste like.


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throuthehaze said...

I would love to win this because I love to try out new recipes, especially when it involves brownies.

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throuthehaze said...

The raspberry cheesecake brownies sound good :)
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rubynreba said...

I would like to win this because my family loves brownies and it would be fun to have new recipes for them!
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rubynreba said...

I would try the Dark & Milk Chocolate Brownies first.
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Becca said...

What do you mean ‘what do I like about the cookbook’? It’s brownies!! And I’m always looking for new and delicious recipes to try because my friends think I’m a great baker and I can’t let them find out the truth.

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Becca said...

I would have to say I would go with the Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies as my top pick because if you put cheesecake in the name I can’t resist.

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Becca said...

I blogged here:
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Deb said...

Oh my...yummy brownies. You had me at pumpkin brownies. Two of my favorite things put together--mmm mmm good!! Would love to try the other brownies as well.

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Deb said...

OH, I'm so trying those pumpkin brownies with pecans. Think i'll have to make those as soon as i get home tonight :)

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bison61 said...

I like that she specializes only in brownies-my favorite!

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slb3334 said...

I love brownies and would love to win a cookbook full of recipes

Christa said...

I would LOVE to win this cookbook because I just got started baking and I love it! The fact that the recipes can be baked mostly in one size pan with few ingredients is really appealing! I love cookbooks with pictures and yummy desserts!

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Christa said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway!
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Christa said...

I would make the Pumpkin Brownies with Pecans first! I love everything pumpkin...and this is the perfect season for it! I bet everyone would love them!

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sweepmom said...

I like that it is all about brownies. Brownies are always a hit and easy to transport. I would love to win it to make some new treats for my friends and relatives.

Anonymous said...

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MY FAMILY LOVES BROWNIES AND THE MORE RECEIPES THE BETTER

Anonymous said...

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THE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES LOOK DELICIOUS

Courtney said...

I'd love to win because I hear they have the BEST brownies! I'd love to try some of their yummy recipes out! They look amazing!

Tarah said...

Brownies and I are like peas in a pod - we just go together. A whole book with brownie recipes?! My family & friends will love me if I win this!

Tarah
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MRWriter said...

I love making brownies from scratch and this cookbook would be a welcome addition to my personal recipes. Great & delcious giveaway!

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MRWriter said...

I'd most like to try her Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownie recipe.

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Kim said...

id want to win for all these recipes!! they look sooo good ...xo

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Theresa N. said...

I love to bake and I've been admiring her skills for a while now.
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Christa said...

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samsakara said...

I love anything chocolate specially brownies. I would enjoy making all these neat recipes.

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ohstac said...

I love to bake and would love to check out all the yummy recipes in this book.
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love trying new recipes and my favorite desert is brownies so this would be perfect, thanks for the chance!

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msrodeobrat said...

i want this because i'm a bit of a cook book collector!
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Melissa B. said...

I like the unique subject matter and I would love to win this for my mom.

Anonymous said...

I love cookbooks and I love brownies!!
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Anonymous said...

Simply, I have a sweet tooth!

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Randominities said...

First of all, you're bookmarked just for the Pumpkin Brownies! They sound wonderful! 10 ingredients, not that hard to make, I'm in! I'd love to see the rest of the recipes. THanks so much for the giveaway! I'm not much of a cook, but I'd love to make some of these recipes. Raspberry cheesecake brownie recipe sounds like something my dh would love.

Tina P said...

I love bars better than cookies and the pumpkin brownie recipe looks soooo good! I have some leftover pumpkin in my fridge now soooo.....
Thanks for the chance!
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Marianna said...

I'd love to win this book! It looks like it has some really fun, delicious and unique recipes that I'd love to try!
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Marianna said...

I'd try the raspberry cheesecake brownies first!
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wommi said...

I like the Brownies in the book and would like this for my dear friend Laura who is always making something good
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kakihara said...

I would like to win it because --I have no $ so I will be giving baked goods for the holidays--would be nice to have some magical recipes to make my gifts extra special.
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Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh....pumpkin! Can one ever really have enough pumpkin in one's life?! I say never! And to top it of--pumpkin in brownie form?! This is what dreams are made of! I would have to try the pumpkin brownies first and I even might share a few with my husband. My friend just turned me on to your blog and I am excited to have found you!
Thanks,
Chelsea
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Anonymous said...

This book is marvelous! I think any brownies a Fat Witch might have to offer would be delightfully delicious with a wink and a nod to boot! She seems to approach the art of brownies with simplicity and joy and who couldn't use a bit more of that in their lives?!
On a sweet note,
Chelsea
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theolotto said...

I would love to win this book since I love to eat brownies.

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theolotto said...

I would make the milk and dark chocolate brownies first.

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Diane52 said...

Wow recipes for chocolate and pumpkin brownies-too cool
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Homemaker said...

I love that this is only brownies and requiring fewer then 10 ingredients!! Tis the season to be baking!!
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Homemaker said...

I would wanna make the Pumpkin Brownies with Pecans! YUMMY!!
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purango said...

I like all the different brownie recipes. garrettsambo@aol.com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! I want to win this cookbook because brownies are my favorite dessert!! And the fact that these recipes require less than 10 ingredients doesn't hurt either.

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Laura H. said...

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Laura H. said...

Being as how it's that time of year I would make the Pumpkin Brownies with Pecans first.

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Gianna said...

I would love to win this because I LOVE brownies. The darker, the chewier the better! :)

Gianna said...

Thanks for the recipes! I would try the Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownies recipes first and then make all of the others :)

Atreau said...

I love that it's a cookbook on brownies and I love brownies! I've actually been to their store in Chelsea Market but sadly didn't get to purchase one as I had so many sweets that day and couldn't eat anymore but have heard lots of raves on their brownies.

Susanmeep said...

I would love to bake so many things in this book, but first I would make the raspberry cheesecake brownies. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

07violet said...

I love brownies so of course I'd love to have more recipes, especially for such popular ones

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07violet said...

I like the Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownie recipe the most because I love chocolate, they all sound good to me though

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amyd said...

the brownies,love brownies,love trying different recipes and looks excellent!
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pms3237 said...

She makes the best brownies in the world and I would love to have this book to make them myself

pms3237 said...

I would try the Pumpkin Brownies

FDP 4 Life said...

i love brownies and i love to bake, i would love this book too!
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