A couple of you good folks have already written in about the post down below, thinking that I’m insinuating that there’s no creative baking in Europe. All I can say to that is: are you nuts? Europe is the home of the finest, most exquisitely executed pastry in the world, and probably its best bread. My sole point was/is that for crazy, out-of-nowhere gonzo goodies like brownies, the New World is where you need to look. Is that so contentious a point?
Don’t answer that.