Friday, July 25, 2008

the search for the perfect brownie...

Here at orenji catering, we are always looking for new ideas, and new ways to improve on old ideas. Oftentimes, "reinventing" classics is a good way to breathe some life into everyday foods. In this case, we set out to update (and upgrade) the classic chocolate brownie.

To do so, we thought of one of our favorite flavor combinations-- chocolate and caramel... and then we ran to the orenji test kitchens!

We started with a moist, but crumbly bittersweet chocolate brownie, made with brown sugar and olive oil for a bit more depth of flavor.

To the brownie, we swirled in some handmade caramel, buttery and vanilla infused, creating a smooth and creamy contrast to the dense, crumbly brownie. A handful of chopped toasted (and salted) cashews provided further textural crunch and contrast! Prior to baking, we added the pièce de résistance -- French grey salt, a type of sea salt, to accentuate the flavors and awaken another part of the mouth! It was almost like eating a chocolate covered sea salt caramel!

We will keep looking for the perfect brownie, and you can be sure that we'll post about our adventures every time we do! Keep checking back. In the next few days we will begin posting about a recently completed Asian-Hawaiian fusion birthday party. You don't want to miss that!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think they would be the perfect item for a Hollywood Bowl outing...especially at the interval!