Product Spotlight: Dello Mano Brownies
Now, look – I’ve told you before I’m a bit of a bad-ass baker. I don’t mean to brag, but I know my way around the kitchen. Let’s just say the rolling pin and I have an understanding. Despite my pretty excellent efforts in churning out cakes, tarts, and pies, there is one thing that I just cannot master: the brownie. Try as I might, I always stuff up these little suckers. Why, you may ask? Well, I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. I like my underwear ironed and my brownies fudgey.
Brisbane-based brownie makers Dello Mano have seriously perfected their craft. These babies are perfect. Those of you out there who like a cakey brownie – well, you suck. A cakey brownie is not a brownie. It is ass. One bite of a Dello Mano brownie and you will agree, and will be throwing those other stupid, fluffy bits of offending brown matter away.
The little squares have three layers: the top has a thin, sort of crumbly, cracked top-of-cake-like shell. This thin layer gives way to the heart of the brownie: this centre is smooth, dense, and delicately fudgy. It sticks to your teeth. It barely requires any chewing. The base of all of this is essentially a thin layer of pure, dark chocolate fudge: it’s the perfect foundation to this little tower of sweetness.
Now, do I have anything negative to say about these nuggets of gold? Well, they are slightly expensive. I think a lot of this is in your mindset: people will happily pay $$ for a luxury truffle or piece of fudge, yet a brownie? What? Something ol’ Mrs Crocker can whip up? The price could probably put people off, but please don’t let it. These brownies are as rich and luxurious as any truffle.
Deb from Dello Mano (hoping to make her my future wife, just quietly) tells me that a trip to Italy spurred her family to start a food business. ‘Dello Mano’ is twisted Italian for “Of (Made) by Hand”, and the cooking style reflects this – there are no preservatives or additives, and each brownie uses good ol’ ingredients like Free Range eggs, real butter, brown sugar, flour, real vanilla bean, and of course Belgian Chocolate.
I can honestly say, hands-down, no bias whatsoever, that Dello Mano produce the best brownies I’ve ever tasted. A box of them stood no chance in a household of three girls.
And for the record, I don’t iron my underwear. That is wack. But I am still a perfectionist about my brownies.
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Thank you to Dello Mano for supplying me with these delights.