Giveaway: Fat Witch Cookbook

I am excited to announce that this week, (Chef)uality will be hosting its very first giveaway. Participation is easy. Just leave a comment letting me know what recipe you would like to see featured on a webisode.(Make sure to include your name and e-mail address.) That's it! A winner will be randomly chosen and I will announce the winner on Friday's webisode.

So now to the fun stuff. The winnings! Being t
hat this blog is dedicated to delectable dishes, its only appropriate that the giveaway prize keep the culinary theme. While browsing the newest cookbook publications, I was astonished to discover that legendary bakery, Fat Witch, was planning to divulge their decadent brownie recipes in a cookbook!
Fat Witch Bakery is one of those places that you visit and wonder "Why are places like this not where I live?" I find that I say this a lot on my New York visits. Everything is made fresh on premises and packaged in such a way you find yourself making a list of people you plan on gifting the chocolate delights to. Thankfully, brownie-holics can get their fix on their website (www.fatwitch.com), as they do ship their most popular, compact and scrumptious goodies, and in their forth-coming cookbook!

This week's winner will receive Fat Witch Bakery's cookbook, out September 14. Until then here is a recipe from the cookbook. Good luck to all my participating readers!

Hermit Bars
Adapted from Fat Witch Brownies

5 TB unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
1/4 tspn baking soda
1/4 tspn ground cloves
1/4 tspn nutmeg
1/4 tspn salt
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Grease a 9-inch by 9-inch baking pan with butter. Dust with flour and tap out excess. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating as you add the molasses.

Measure the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, and salt and sift together into the batter. Mix the batter gently until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains. Stir in the raisins and nuts (if desired) by hand. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake for 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with only crumbs, not batter, sticking to it.

Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 1 hour.


Anonymous said...

you are too much! i love you dani! you are living life to the fullest : ) so, my "entry" for the contest is baked ziti, or anything italian, really ...

Silent H said...

Dani! I work right next to Chelsea Market and get Fat Witch every day! Your blog is the cutest!

<3 Sam (Ellen's daughter)

Fat Witch said...

Hi Dani, thanks for mentioning Fat Witch on your blog. We're excited about the book's release too. If you or any of your followers happen to be in NY Tue 9/14, please drop by our launch party 6-7:30pm inside Chelsea Market. Lots of free samples and a cookbook raffle!

Averill said...

Hah! I just bought some of their mixes off OKL because I had a referral credit. Glad to know they come highly recommended. And love that they use cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in their brownies. Brilliant.

Let's see....as for recipes...I'm always looking for more easy weeknight dinners. The kind of dinner you don't need a side with (or a bunch of pots and pans to make).

Karena said...

Dani, how great I would love this cookbook, the featured recipe Hermit Bars is sure to be a family favorite!!

Have you entered my Latest Giveaway from the French Basketeer? I think you will love it!

Art by Karena

mandi@interiordesignmusings said...

I love sweets, but have started a bootcamp with some friends and would love to see a post on hummus.

Daniela said...

I actually make a really mean hummus! Being Israeli, its a staple in my family.

Anonymous said...

Living in S. korea, cheese and an oven are items that I miss. Maybe a yummy 1 pot dish might be a good way for me to stay full and taste a bit of home. Note: Limes,cilantro and sour cream have also not made it here yet :(

-Jamie McCann

Averill said...

PS - You HAVE to check out Sophie Dahl's cookbook...it's got loads of great vegetarian options and a few meat options (because her boy eats meat, of course). :)

And the banana bread is great -- and SUPER easy. I'll send the recipe.

Rebeckyruth said...

I think you should post your shuc-shuc-a...i know, spellings off, but what a yum yum meal that is...

Daniela said...

Micah and I just talked about how I should make shakshukah this past weekend! I love your attempt at spelling it though : )

Jon and Reans said...

I would love to see a a recipe for a really good lasagna

Anonymous said...

just curious why the hermit bar recipe has 2 rocks...i thought i knew all about the kitchen, but maybe not.....

Daniela said...

To anonymous...Thank you for actually reading the recipe! I am amazed that it took this long for someone to notice! Obviously, it is two large eggs....which someone might mistake for rocks....if they squinted their eyes from a distance...Thanks again for the heads up....I have done the appropriate editing.

Chris said...

Living in S. korea, cheese and an oven are items that I miss. Maybe a yummy 1 pot dish might be a good way for me to stay full and taste a bit of home. Note: Limes,cilantro and sour cream have also not made it here yet :( -Jamie McCann