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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brown Brownie in the Kitchen

My brownies have become a big hit in the neighbourhood. Favours in the form of brownies have been sent across in the neighbourhood and so much so the husband is requesting me to make the brownies as favours for his relatives!!
I would love to say that I perfected this recipe after many trials and errors in my kitchen but that would be a white lie.
So Andy gave me the taste of her brownie (and that was like tasting blood) and I pestered her for the recipe. She directed me to this amazing food blog which posted a very easy brownie recipe for a person who does not like too many steps in her cooking

I used her recipe with just one change to make it easier for me- added baking powder though it is not necessary. The egg and butter are good leavening agents anyway.

Amul Butter (salted)-50gms - (salt and walnuts are the key to a brownie)
Sugar-little less than 1/2 cup - (I don't bother powdering - Parry sugar is fine enough)
Morday Dark Chocolate (sweetened)- 100 gms - (available in Nuts & Spices)
Cocoa powder-3 tbsp- which means 30 g but I use lesser I assume - cadbury cocoa powder works out cheaper than the local types- I got 200 g in a nice round jar.
Vanilla essence-1 tsp is recommended but usually 2-3 drops should do
Flour-1/2 cup
Nuts of choice-1/2 cup- I even added raisins and dried cranberry - nice.
Baking Powder- 0.5 level teaspoon
Melt chocolate & butter together in a pan stirring constantly. Put the butter in the base and the chocolate bits on the top as chocolate takes longer to melt if it is straight from the fridge. I recommend remove the chocolate slab from the fridge a few hours before making so that they break easily and melt faster. Take care that the chocolate does not burn.
Remove from heat when completely melted. Add the sugar, vanilla essence, and mix well.
Leave it to cool completely else the egg will coagulate.
Add the eggs and whisk well.
Add cocoa powder, flour and baking powder and fold into the mix (you could seive them together before adding to the mix)
Grease a baking dish and pour the mix.
Bake and hog!!
I use a convection microwave to bake- combi mode, 180 degree, 6-7 minutes of baking.
Use a deep dish- the cake comes out better and fluffier as it has enough space then


artnavy said...

when r u dropping by or at least drop the brownies by....

so u can make the cake for the twins birthday yourself now!!

Monika,Ansh said...

sounds yummy!!

R's Mom said...

Yummm! Thanks for the recipe..doesnt sound too difficult..will try it and let you know the results :)

itchingtowrite said...

art_ volumes is a problem. too much back breaking. but u will surely get to sample it!
MA- it tastes yummy too!!
r's mom- its really not difficult. try it once

Just Like That said...

at last a simple sounding microwave recipe that's been tried and tested by someone I know.. will try it out and let you know the results.
I have a convection m/w that is totally wasted on me- only use it for reheating :-(

Devasena Hariharan said...

Are there any more brownies left out. I will drop by this weekend to sample it.

Poppins said...

Wow sounds and looks good - baking this for my bday :)

Lavanya Sriram said...

Looks yummy :). Hey, will it work without the eggs? Or do you know of anything that can be added instead of the eggs?

itchingtowrite said...

deva- sure sure anyttime
poppins- yay!!
lavanya- not sure. why not ask the lady from whom i "borrowed" the recipe. actually i am yet to perfect my eggless basic cake recipe!!

normally for an eggless cake we add milk to make up- equal weight of flour. try it with 1/4th teh qty and bake in a small cup and see

Lavanya Sriram said...

Thank you. will try out and let you know

Monika said...

wow this looks interesting let me try this out

Mama - Mia said...

am i the only one who is terrified of baking?! hrrmmppff! :(

Sue said...

Awesome, thanks Itchy.

Abha and JLT, give the basic cake a shot in the microwave. Just remember to use a tablespoon or two less of the flour if you're using a normal oven recipe for microwave baking.