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I made the brownie pudding last night and it got rave reviews from males and females ages 5 to 32. It reminded me of lava cake but I think I liked it better. As soon as I find the cords to my camera I will post about this wonderful recipe for liquid brownie love!
I thought at one time I heard Ina mention an Italian cocoa powder that she uses. It started with a “P”. I have found Perginnoti Italian Cocoa Powder and Perugina Italian Cocoa Powder. Does anyone know if it was one of these two? I have never used a gourmet brand but might give it a try if I knew which one to get.
I made this today – I too was excited to try as I’ve never made anything with a water bath or a real vanilla bean. I have to say I was disappointed. I followed the instructions exactly, but the taste did not live up to the billing. I used Ghirardelli cocoa powder. Interested to hear other results.
I made this for supper tonight and thought it was delicious. The thick, crispy crust was something new for me. It worked nicely with the fudgey “cake” underneath. It was very rich and sweet, definitely something I’d want in smaller portions. But paired with the ice cream, it made a great dessert. Will be making again!
I found the cocoa powder Ina uses at Williams-Sonoma.
I really loved the two different textures of the dessert. Crispy cookie on top and gooey cake on bottom. However, the dessert was way too sweet for my taste. I’d like it to be more like Ina’s Outrageous Brownies, which aren’t as sweet as this. I’m going to try round two with some added instant coffee (like in the brownie recipe).
My first BB post! I really liked this recipe, it was simple to put together. It was a tad too sweet though, I had my pudding with milk, instead of ice cream because of the quintessential brownie flavor. I’ll definitely make this again, I think I’ll take down the sweetness a notch!