Jim Lahey, the chef and owner of Sullivan Street Bakery, spent several months perfecting his new brownie. It’s moist and seriously intense — more caky than fudgy. He said the treat is inspired by recipe from his “brownie muse,” Faith Heller Willinger, a food writer who lives in Florence, Italy. Because Mr. Lahey makes the brownies with olive oil, not butter, they’re ideal for Hanukkah, the oil-soaked celebration that begins on Dec. 2.
Tuscan Brownies, $5 each, $40 for an 8-inch-square sheet, Sullivan Street Bakery, 533 West 47th Street, 212-265-5580, sullivanstreetbakery.com.