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Plain Chicken - Blog

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks - The Fat Witch Bakery.  I've made several of their recipes and they never disappoint!  This brownie recipe was super easy.  They reminded me of the brownies I used to make as a child with my Mom.  These were very moist and perfectly chocolatey!

Historian in the Kitchen - Blog

A work birthday calls for a delicious treat so why not break out the old Fat Witch Brownie cookbook and continue on my mission to make every single recipe in the book...These Milk Chocolate Brownies are the perfect chocolatey dessert but they’re made even sweeter with Caramel Frosting on top.

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen - Blog

When I saw the Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook available for pre-order a few months back, I knew it had to be mine for several reasons, the main one being that Fat Witch Bakery is legendary in New York City. Plus, I really love cookbooks. And witches. Especially ones that make brownies.

Baking and Making in Bristol - Blog

I have fallen in love with my Fat Witch Bakery Book. Their Brownie recipes are so easy to follow and make some of the richest Brownie Batter I have ever made... If you are looking for ... a great Brownie Cookbook I can recommend the Fat Witch Bakery Book

Historian in the Kitchen - Blog

I used the recipe for my Best Ever Brownies and figured I'd try a new icing recipe from my precious Fat Witch Brownies cookbook. The icing is called Easy Chocolate Frosting and it certainly is easy to make plus it’s addictively delicious.

Bizzy Bakes Blog

Let me share with you that getting this book was a treat for myself, one I love, more and more, each day. I am sitting here, not knowing where to start. I adore this book and everything about it from its size to the recipes, photos, tips, friendliness and the clear but easygoing manner. I am sure, there is a lot more, I am thrilled with and that hopefully will come out, as I share with you, my foodie friends.

Piano Reads - Piano Library Sytem Blog

In my department at the library we are testing as many of the recipes as I can get baked and all have been scrumptious. Anyone who checks out this book has to try the namesake recipe- fat witch brownies. It is possible that these could be life changing for a serious brownie lover.

Historian in the Kitchen - Blog

... the Fat Witch Brownie cookbook had started circulating in the library and all the recipes looked incredibly delicious. My suspicions were confirmed when one of my coworkers made some Fat Witch lemon bars, which were amazing. When the book finally came to me, I knew I would be making several of these yummy looking recipes. Here is the first of what is sure to be an onslaught of Fat Witch brownie recipes.

The Refined

This particular brownie (recipe ) is the famous Fat Witch Brownie from New YorkCity's legendary Fat Witch Bakery.This recipe is not too sweet and offers the perfect balance between a cake-like and a fudge-like texture. These brownies are rich, decadent and could not be easier to make. Do yourself a favor and try them!

The Daring

Lucky for me, the nice folks at Rodale Books ... offered me the opportunity to have a copy of Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars. This compact, pretty little book sure does have a lot of brownie recipes. Brownies are one of those things that divide people, I find. You either like cakey brownies or fudgy brownies. Whatever your brownie tendencies, you will find a recipe in this adorable book that satisfies your brownie craving.


In Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook, Helding showcases for the first time her favorite spins on the classic chocolate brownie...With over 50 recipes that can be baked in the same 9 x 9-inch pan and require fewer than 10 ingredients...Beginning with tips on the proper tools, timing, and techniques, continuing with five chapters of recipes, and finishing with fabulous frostings...Fat Witch Brownies allows you to ... create the incredible desserts in your very own kitchen that have made Heldings bakery famous.

Baking Pictures: Blog

This recipe is adapted from the "Fat Witch Brownies" cookbook, written by the New York City bakery owner.The orange zest and orange juice leave these blondies bursting with a fresh, fruity flavor.
Comment: Very pretty and perfect for Valentine's Day.

Wookie Cookie: Blog

Another brilliant book I received for Christmas (from my wonderful fellow baking aunt) is The Fat Witch Bakery book. It combines two of my favourite things, New York + Baking so this could never disappoint. The book is overflowing with so many brownies, blondie and bar recipes that I am so excited to try out. I wish I could put more than two thumbs up for this brownie.

Banking on

For Christmas, I asked for the Fat Witch Browniescookbook. With a subtitle that reads: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch could I resist? As it turns out, the owner and author, Patricia Helding, is my homegirl in so many ways. Aside from the fact that she is a successful big city bakery owner, Ms. Helding is also a banker turned baker!..And nowlook at her. Opening bakeries, writing cookbooks, and even getting blogged about right here.

Plain Chicken: Blogspot

I love all the recipes in this book, mainly because they are "one-bowl" recipes. Chicken Legs appreciates this fact too, as he is responsible for cleaning the kitchen. I hadsuch great success with the Original Brownies and Peanut Butter Barsthat I decided to give another recipe a try. I decided on butterscotch bars.The bars are very moist and buttery. They were sweet, but not overly sweet. I really liked the combination of butterscotch and chocolate chips - it helped keep the butterscotch from being overwhelming. These bars are especially good when they are slightly warm. I didn't have any ice cream at the house, but I bet it would have been really good on top of one of these butterscotch bars!

Dallas Duo Bakes: a food blog

Milk Chocolate Brownies, these brownies are sooo much better than your typical brownie because of the milk chocolate! We made these for our New Years dinner with my family and everyone loved them!.. this recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks,"Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars From New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery" by Patricia Helding. Fat Witch Bakery is a legendary bakery in New York City that I vow to visit someday! I've made theirSnow Witches (white chocolate brownies), which are on the top 10 list of Dallas Duo's recipes for 2010.

Frugal Antics of Harried Homemaker: Blogspot

There is something for the careful cook as well as for the experimental baker. The instructions are easy to follow and there are plenty of beautiful colored pictures to get your mouth watering.There are no funny ingredients that need to be ordered on the internet in this collection. All of the recipes make 9X9 pans.One of the best tricks I gleaned from this cookbook is to flip the entire pan of brownies or bars out of the pan and with a sharp knife and a fast chop, trim off the crispy edges to make the sides even and clean looking. Pat Helding collects the edges and sells them in a bag as witch's ends. She says they fly out of the store without broom-power.

On the Menu: weekly radio show

Ann & Peter Haigh host On the Menu, an exciting weekly, one-hour program on the wide world of food, wine, travel & lifestyle. December 19th program includes an interview with Patricia Helding, owner, Fat Witch Brownies, NYC & author of the Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook.
December 19th 2012 show :-LISTEN HERE-:

Dallas Duo Bakes: a food blog

Milk Chocolate Brownies, these brownies are sooo much better than your typical brownie because of the milk chocolate! We made these for our New Years dinner with my family and everyone loved them!.. this recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks,"Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars From New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery" by Patricia Helding. Fat Witch Bakery is a legendary bakery in New York City that I vow to visit someday! I've made theirSnow Witches (white chocolate brownies), which are on the top 10 list of Dallas Duo's recipes for 2010.

Splendid Table: American Public Media

Pecan Bars from the Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook: Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you also feel like a drink. Full of pecans and flavored with a nip of rum, these bars fit the bill. The recipe is unfussy and easy to adapt. Use walnuts, hazelnuts, or any nut combination. You can also omit the rum and they will still be fabulous. Eating one is like devouring the warm, gooey part of a pecan pie with your fingers. When Judy Graham (my partner in getting Weeknight Kitchen to you) made this Pecan Bar recipe for a neighborhood gathering, they were gone in moments and she noticed one woman discreetly picking each and every crumb off the platter

Associated Press: Get Extra Flavor by Boozing up Your Holiday Baking

We all know booze adds body to stews and roasts, but Helding says it also imparts aroma and sweetness to baked goods. It makes a classic brownie festive ... and far out confections like rum raisin bars as playful as ice cream. "More is not better," says Helding, whose cookbook "Fat Witch Brownies" (Rodale, 2010) features a few boozy bars. "You don't want the dough to get too runny." And if your finished product needs more punch? "You can add liquor to any buttercream icing," she says.

Cool Hunting Gift Guide 2010: selects the Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook. Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration... global team of editors and contributors sift through innovations in design, technology, art and culture.


.. more than 50 user-friendly recipes, all of which contain fewer than 10 easy ingredients that can be baked in a standard 9x9 pan. Furthermore, there are tons of tips and recommendations for baking perfect brownies every time. No matter your experience, the recipes are simple and straightforward, and produce moist, rich, and chocolate-y brownies.


Congo Bars: Alice over at Savory Sweet Life, who reviewed Fat Witch Brownies and convinced me I had made a dreadful error in previously passing on the book (I'm not from New York--I knew nothing about the bakery). And if she had not convinced me, I would have known as soon as I took one bite of these bars.

In fact, there are more than 50 user-friendly recipesall of which contain fewer than 10 easy-to-find ingredients and can be baked in a standard 9-inch square pan. Could this witch's black magic get any easier? Novices as well as experienced bakers will also benefit from Helding's thoughtful tips on mixing, baking, serving, and storing. There's even a small chapter on frostings, for those who choose to gild the lily.

As I thumbed through each page filled with delectable brownies and bars, I came across this recipe for Congo bars...If youre wondering how the Congo bars turned out, I have three words for you. OH MY GOODNESS! I was nervous about the amount of salt called for in the crust and none in the topping but Patricia obviously knew what she was doing. The crust is perfectly salty sweet which balances the topping beautiful. These bars are truly heavenly.

We flipped through the pages, drooling over every picture ... I absolutely LOVE Patricia's cookbook. All of her brownie recipe are made in one 9 x 9 inch pan, all have less than 10 ingredients, and all can go from mixing bowl to lunchbox in an hour or less! The first brownie on our list to try was the White Chocolate Brownie, also known as the "Snow Witch" brownie. It was light, buttery and flavorful ... Try it today and see what you think...they are very different, but very good!

Highly recommended for chocolate lovers.
Fat Witch brownies are well-known in New York as being THE BEST... Now the owner, Patricia Helding has shared her secret recipes with the world. The recipes are all very simple and scaled down to fit in a 9x9 pan. I decided to make the Intense Chocolate Brownies. Why not go all-out right from the get-go? I also decided to go a step further and make some frosting from the book as well. They were marvelous! The brownies were dense and fudgy, just the way I like them.

Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook had just been published, full of recipes for unbelievable brownies of every kind...I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough. ... I started out with the incredibly easy, amazingly scrumptious recipe for No-Bake S'Mores Brownies.
(open window for great No-Bake S'Mores picture...FWB)

When I took a peek into the Fat Witch Brownie book online and saw that all the recipes are made in a 9X9 pan, I couldn't resist. I much prefer bars to cookies... I was amazed by the simplicity of this (Carrot Zucchini Bars) recipe. The whole time I was making these bars I was thinking there must be something wrong, they just seemed too easy. They turned out delicious, and moist.

Inside the famed Chelsea Market, is a little shop called Fat Witch Bakery. Recently, the good folks behind Fat Witch published a cookbook that I was lucky enough to preview. On first glance, I found many recipes I want to try (hazelnut cream cheese brownies?!? yes, please!). Ultimately, I figured that I should start with what most think they do best brownies. These brownies are a bit different than most I've made. They are light in both texture and flavor. Eating one is a gentle yet pure chocolate experience.

Ah, but there is more here than just brownies (not that brownies are not enough). There are also blondies (for a nice change) and bars. Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars is a simple book. Pretty much just recipes. Luscious recipes. Gorgeous recipe after recipe after okay, I licked the page.

...downloaded (Fat Witch Bakery Cookbok) to my iPad. I decided to make the original brownie first. Good choice - it was fantastic! It was very moist, rich and chocolately, but not overly sweet. I enjoyed it very much with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream... I don't think there is a single recipe that I don't want to try. They all look fabulous. The brownies are so easy to make and don't require any speciality ingredients. I chose the peanut butter bars as my next treat. They were great. They were like a big peanut butter cookie - crispy on the outside, but nice and soft on the inside.

Fat Witch Brownies is a great cookbook, no matter what degree of baking experience you have. The recipes are simple, straightforward, and produce decadent brownies and bars! Patricia Helding has also provided tons of tips and recommendations for baking perfect brownies every time. All of the recipes require fewer than 10 ingredients, all of which can be found at typical grocery stores, and all of the recipes can be baked in a 9" x 9" pan. In fact, the cookbook is sized to fit inside a 9" x 9" pan, which makes it perfect for gift-giving!

The book is divided up into 5 chapters: Updated Classics, Delicious Decadence, Grown Up Kid Stuff, Delightfully Different and Over the top Toppings. In addition to the recipes, it also has a great introductory chapter that gives you a crash course in brownie baking basics.The beautifully photographed cookbook contains 50 recipes for brownies of all kinds...The recipes are easy to make...with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry

Life's a Witch: Fat Witch Brownies is, with capital letters, a Happy Place...when I recently received their cookbook, I knew it was the classic brownie that I had to try first...they were still plenty dense and delightfully the opposite of virtuous... I can't wait to try some of the other recipes in the book, including the one for my beloved blondies, as well as some new classics--the butterscotch flip (a fancier version of the blondie-brownie), Lemon cheesecake brownies, and cranberry blondes.

Publisher's Weekly

The Rum Raisin Bars from Patricia Helding's Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery(Rodale, Sept.) are fantastic.

Condé Nast Travel

But the biggest surprise about the book isn't the dozens of mouthwatering brownies - it's how simple it is to make them. Not a single recipe contains more than 10 ingredients, and Helding peppers the book with honest tips about everything from melting chocolate to troubleshooting with your oven. The best part is, she's adamant about small batch baking and sharing her brownies with eager bakers - and what's sweeter than that? - Happy Surprise

...every single recipe in the Fat Witch cookbook is something I would make. Everything is prepared in a 99 pan... this little book includes lots of recipes for blondies and bar cookies... My first baking adventure yielded Apricot Bars, These were made entirely from pantry staples... They were rich and delicious, and while they tasted like a complicated dessert, they were ridiculously easy to throw together. If every recipe in the cookbook is this fantastic, Im going to be a fat witch, indeed.

Cookbook du Jour

At long last, the owner of New York City's legendary Fat Witch Bakery shares her top-secret recipes for decadent and delicious brownies, blondies, and bars. Patricia Helding's rich, intensely chocolatey Fat Witch brownie is a New York obsession, an internet sensation, and arguably the very best brownie to be found on the planet.

The Good Cook

There's very little toil, and certainly no trouble when you make Patricia Helding's glorious brownies, blondies and bars. You don't need much more than a 9" x 9" pan and simple supermarket ingredients... Who needs a magic wand when you've got the top-secret recipe for the bakery's bestselling brownie, plus more than 50 recipes with enchanting ingredients like raspberry with white chocolate... Fat Witch Brownies includes fabulous frostings, too! Color photos.

DessertGirl: blog

Cookbook Excitement: ...there are a number of new cookbooks on the market right now that I'm super excited about. First up, Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery. Yes, that's right, you no longer have to go to NY in order to sample some Fat Witch goodness. Now you can make Fat Witch brownies, blondies, and bars right in your own kitchen! With over 50 recipes for everything from a Banana Bread Brownie to a Breakfast Brownie, you're bound to find the perfect brownie for you. (Releases September 2010).

Currently if you are looking to buy the Flour book, Amazon suggests buying the Fat Witch Brownie book as well. I spent about a month working at Amy's Breads in NYC in their Chelsea store and on my way ... I would walk by Fat Witch Brownies. Sometimes they would have small tastes of brownies on the counter and I would sneak in and take a few samples. I never once bought a brownie. I feel like I should buy a book or three to make up for all the brownie treats I ate.

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