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SallyBR1's picture

... does anybody have it?

If so, is it worth getting it????



"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

MadMom's picture

(post #62728, reply #1 of 11)

My gosh...a cookbook I don't have!

Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Marcia's picture

(post #62728, reply #2 of 11)

I don't have it, but Marcy Goldman is great.

helena's picture

(post #62728, reply #3 of 11)

Sally, I don't have the book but I've tried a few recipes from MArcy Goldman from her website. It was a website with a fee, which always had a few freebie recipes that I tried before deciding if I wanted to subscribe. I have to say that the recipes were definately foolproof and well tested, but *way* too sweet for my taste. The same thing goes for NAncy Bagget's  'American cookie book' (or something like that). I sold it to a second hand store because there wasn't a recipe that I didn't find overly sweet.

Now how's that review for the anti-enabler ;o) ?

Adele's picture

(post #62728, reply #4 of 11)

The reviews look good, at least this one:

Notting Hill Brownies, at last!, February 24, 2003

C. Bennett (New England) - See all my reviews

Did you ever see the movie "Notting Hill"? Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant starred in it. Over a birthday dinner, they shared a plate of brownies. To get the last brownie, they each had to tell a story about why their life was the most miserable, and "earn" the brownie. Some characters shared pitiable stories about infertility, paralysis of the legs, and even losing their jobs. Julia Roberts' character played a movie star, and she earned the last brownie by saying that her life was filled with endless diets, plastic surgery, and an abusive boyfriend who didn't find her attractive. The brownies were large, dense, and dark with chocolate. At last, I have discovered the recipe in The Best of


So, the big question is, does anyone have the brownie recipe?

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

assibams's picture

(post #62728, reply #5 of 11)

I just love google :-)

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Adele's picture

(post #62728, reply #7 of 11)

Thank you and FitzCindy.  I would like you to know that I did google.  I came up with the actual book site that wanted me to pay for the recipe, and then a bunch of stuff about the movie talking about the brownies.  So there!  LOL

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

fitzcindy's picture

(post #62728, reply #6 of 11)

Here's the recipe.  These are my all time favorite brownies.


Notting Hill Brownies

2 cups white sugar                                                                                                         

1-1/2 cups brown sugar

2 cups unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

6 eggs

2 cups flour

1-1/3 cups cocoa

3/8 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray a 9x13 inch pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray.  Line bottom of pan with parchment.  Line a  baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixer, blend melted butter with white and brown sugars, and then add the vanilla and eggs.  Blend well on slowest speed.  In a separate medium-sized bowl, hand whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt.  Fold into batter and blend well, scraping bottom of mixing bowl to ensure ingredients are evenly combined.  Fold in nuts.

Pour or spoon into prepared pan.  Place pan on baking sheet.

Bake until done, 35-40 minutes.  Brownies will be set and slightly firm but not dry.

Cool then freeze one hour before cutting.  Unmold before cutting.  Peel off parchment paper.  Cut into large blocks (about 2-1/2 by 3 inches).  Wrap each in wax paper and keep frozen or refrigerated.  To serve for a party, pile brownies on a platter and dust with confectioner's sugar.

12 to 16 large brownies.

I have never frozen these before cutting and they are just fine.


courgette's picture

(post #62728, reply #8 of 11)

I have it. Haven't made anything out of it. One of those things I had to have from Costco!

I have made some of her recipes from magazines though and they're always good. It's scary how many cookbooks I have that I haven't made anything out of. I like to read them in bed, so I feel no guilt at all!


deejeh's picture

(post #62728, reply #9 of 11)

Yup - I've had a couple of successes from it, and a couple of failures.  My major complaint about it is that everything is much too sweet.  I tend to cut the sugar down by at least a third in all the recipes.  I haven't found any really "wow" recipes in it.


soccermom's picture

(post #62728, reply #10 of 11)

I have it; I didn't like the chocolate chip cookies, which use melted butter but I really like the muffins with struesel, I think. I bought it at Costco a couple of years ago.

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Agave's picture

(post #62728, reply #11 of 11)

Yes the buttermilk muffins are great.I posted that recipe here once a long while ago.Some gasped at the amount of sugar,and it touched off the ongoing debate of what is a muffin and what is a cupcake.

I also made very good wanut oat maple scones from this book.