Truffle Brownies {Bake!}

The Bake! group is back in business after taking a break during August to catch up on missed recipes or just enjoy the final days of summer. Our first September recipe, chosen by Glennis, is Truffle Brownies. According to Nick Malgieri, these brownies derive their name from the fact that they are “almost as rich as chocolate truffles”.

Photograph “courtesy” of Margaret at

I had a computer breakdown last week and lost my photos of this recipe, so I borrowed the picture above from my friend Margaret’s blog.

The recipe for these brownies was fairly straightforward. It called for a lot of butter, brown sugar, and bittersweet chocolate, with just enough flour to hold it together. Nick wasn’t exaggerating about the flavor, either. They really did remind me of truffles.
These were by far the best brownies I’ve ever made, and probably the best I’ve ever tasted. The outside had just a bit of crunch to it, but the centers remained rich and gooey. These brownies would satisfy fudgy and cakelike brownie lovers alike.
The recipe says to cut the brownies the day after baking them, but we had a houseful of adolescent and teenage boys when I made these, so there was no chance of that happening. They were excellent shortly after baking. I can’t imagine them being better the next day (although I will definitely try them again to find out).
The Bake! bakers are a casual group of friends who make about two recipes per month from Nick’s book. Our Facebook page lists the upcoming recipes. Feel free to join in if you have the book!
Next up: Lattice-topped Apple Tart, chosen by Kayte.


  1. October 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

    […] we might have missed, or to get ahead on the next section. We started up again in September with Truffle Brownies, a great way to start, if you ask […]

  2. Beth said,

    October 3, 2011 at 5:26 am

    What a agreat way of cooking your way through a cookbook! These look fabulous.

    • gaaarp said,

      October 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks! These were the best brownies I’ve ever made.

  3. teaandscones said,

    September 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Do I get royalties??? These WERE the best brownies!!!

    • gaaarp said,

      September 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Absolutely. I’ll give you 80 percent of everything I make off this post.

  4. Heather said,

    September 4, 2011 at 10:01 am

    How does the Bake book compare to the Modern Bakers? I (still) haven’t bought it but I keep seeing the posts from you guys and everything looks so good. I REALLY don’t need another cookbook but….it’s so tempting. If you tell me it’s as good (or better) then I’m going to have to cave.

    • gaaarp said,

      September 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

      If I had to choose one, I’d pick Modern Baker. It has more recipes, and I like the way it’s organized better. That said, I haven’t been disappointed with anything I’ve made from Bake!. And the truffle brownies are almost worth the price of the book!

  5. Rebecca said,

    September 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

    These sound/look delicious, Phy! I want to try this recipe and compare with our current favorite brownie recipe (“Best Ever Brownies” in Baking with Julia). And if we then end up with two pans of brownies… oh well :-))

    • gaaarp said,

      September 4, 2011 at 8:33 am

      I’m all for side-by-side comparisons, especially of brownies! The things we must do in the name of science.

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