- Kourtney Kardashian launched a new lifestyle website called Poosh.
- The website features Kris Jenner’s famous brownie recipe.
- I put the recipe to the test – and the taste is spot on.
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Kris Jenner is perhaps best known for her role as “mumager” to Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, Kylie, and Kendall. Her long list of professional accolades includes producer, director, television personality, and more, but I’m here to say that the reality show star should add “baker” to her robust resume.
Kris Jenner’s Famous Brownie recipe is featured on Kourtney Kardashian new lifestyle website, Poosh, which launched in April, though she has included the recipe elsewhere including in her cookbook. I decided to put the recipe to the test. The brownies tasted fantastic, but the instructions could use some work. Keep reading to find out what went wrong with this recipe – and what went right.
The recipe calls for a total of 12 ingredients – and you probably have most of them in your pantry
I bought the ingredients for Kris Jenner’s famous brownie recipe from a SuperTarget in Orlando, Florida. In total, I spent $US25.13 on all of the ingredients minus baking soda and salt, which I already had in my pantry.
I started out by preheating my oven to 325 degrees, but the next step lacked some basic baking information
The recipe indicates to melt the chocolate squares and butter in the microwave, but it doesn’t say for how long. This could be problematic if you’re not familiar with how to melt chocolate in a microwave.
However, this wasn’t an issue for me because, like Kourtney, I don’t have a microwave in my home. So, I tailored the recipe to my kitchen equipment. Instead of microwaving the four chocolate squares and two tablespoons of butter as the recipe says to do, I created a double boiler to melt the two ingredients together.
I added a small amount of water to a sauce pot and then placed a stainless steel bowl on top. I combined both ingredients in the bowl and stirred occasionally using a rubber spatula until the mixture was nice and even.
Next, I mixed four eggs and two teaspoons of vanilla extra together until smooth
The recipe calls another kitchen appliance I’m lacking: A food processor. However, my KitchenAid Artisan 6-Quart Stand Mixer got the job done just fine. I used the coated flat beater attachment to combine the eggs and vanilla together until both were perfectly blended.
Also, I recently learned that it’s more effective to crack an egg on the countertop versus using the side of the bowl or another edge. This gives you more control of the egg and you’ll be less likely to drop in parts of the shell.
Then, I combined the sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder into the egg and vanilla mixture
I added each ingredient, one at a time until the batter was smooth and creamy. This is where it starts to get tricky. The recipe says to pour the melted chocolate squares and butter mixture down the feeding tube of the food processor.
Since I don’t have a food processor, I set my stand mixer to the lowest setting and slowly poured the mixture into the other ingredients until combined. The batter appeared sleek and glossy and that’s how I knew it was ready for the final touches.
The last step calls for chopped walnuts and miniature semisweet chocolate chip morsels – and it all started to come together very nicely
I picked up a bag of halved walnuts and then used a large knife to chop them up, just like Kris Jenner’s recipe says to do. I ended up with a nice combination of finely diced pieces and larger chunks for a nice crunch.
I dumped one cup of chopped walnuts into the bowl and set my mixer to the lowest speed. Next, I took a bag of Ghirardelli mini semisweet chocolate chips and slowly emptied in the entire bag while the stand mixer worked its magic.
The recipe is missing one thing, and it’s crucial to successfully execute the baking process
I read over this recipe several times before I began baking. The first thing that jumped out to me was that the recipe didn’t indicate what size pan to bake the brownies in. I’ve baked my fair share of homemade brownie recipes before, so I took a gamble that Kris Jenner probably uses a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan.
The recipe also lacked detailed instructions about how to prep the baking dish
In my brownie baking experience, there are several ways you can prepare the pan for the mix like rubbing it down with vegetable oil, butter or lining the bottom with parchment paper. This recipe didn’t indicate which method to use.
So, I decided to grease the sides of the pan with butter, while also placing a piece of parchment paper in the base of the baking dish. This makes it nice and easy when it comes time to cut the brownies and remove them from the pan.
Either way, I could tell this batter was legit. However, there was just one problem
The instructions say to bake the brownies for 20 to 25 minutes at 325 degrees. I started by baking the brownies for a total of 20 minutes. After the initial time elapsed, I found that the brownies were very runny, so I popped them back in the oven for another five minutes.
However, after 25 minutes I could tell the brownies were going to need to cook for much longer than the recipe called for.
I actually ended up baking these brownies for a total of 55 minutes – more than double what the recipe originally called for. It’s expected with any recipe that the cooking time may vary by oven and altitude, but this one really threw me. Either way, it was totally worth the wait.
Despite a few minor hiccups, this recipe checked all of the boxes for me
Kris Jenner’s famous brownie Recipe delivered a strong chocolate flavour without being overly powerful. The recipe calls for two cups of sugar, so I was concerned it might be too sweet. But, the sweetness of the sugar was balanced out well by the addition of unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolates.
The best part for me, though, was the texture of the brownies. The exterior was firm but chewy, and the inside of the brownie was soft and moist. The walnuts offered stability and support to the interior of the brownie and gave it a slightly crunchy texture. Surprisingly, the top of the brownie had a really nice flaky crust that enhanced the overall composition of the brownie. It’s the kind of quality you might expect to find at your favourite local bakery.
Suffice to say, this is probably going to be my go-to brownie recipe from here on out. If it’s good enough for Kris Jenner, it’s good enough for me.
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