Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Brownies....sinful delights!!!

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Brownies was a pending post for me from such a long time.I have tried this fool proof brownies recipe long back from Nita Mehta's book,the outcome was very dark chocolaty and chewy brownie and this was a instant hit at my house.Hubby dear had carried some with him to the office and everything was finished with in a matter of seconds,that is the effect of these Brownies!!
As his friends were asking him to get these brownies , I again prepared them and have sent almost the complete batch(saving some 4 for us) with him and the verdict was again the same thing,hubby dear did not get to taste in office...hmm...After all Brownies are loved by everyone,no age barrier too!!

This is my entry to Poornima’s (@ Tasty Treats) “For the Love of Chocolate” event.

Ingredients:
150 gms(2/3 cup) white butter
400gms sugar
85gms Maida/regular flour
85gms Cocoa powder
3 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips( not in the original recipe,I added it for extra chocolaty taste)
3/4 cup walnuts-cut into small pieces or crushed roughly with a rolling pin

Method:


  • Sift flour,baking powder and cocoa together.
  • Melt butter in a deep pan on low heat.Add brown sugar and mix well with a wooden spoon on very low heat for about 5 mins till well blended.Remove from fire and cool completely.
  • Add one egg to cooled butter-sugar mix and mix well with a wooden spoon.Add the other two eggs one by one and mix again.
  • Add vanilla essence to it and mix again.
  • Keeping aside 1/4 cup walnuts,mix the rest of the walnuts with the flour.
  • Fold the flour mixture in the butter-egg mixture very gently with a spatula or spoon.
  • Grease an 8" square tin , transfer the cake mixture in it to get 1" thick layer of the mixture.Sprinkle the remaining walnuts and bake for 25-30 mins at 180 degrees or till done.
  • Cool completely and remove it from tin and cut it into squares.
Store it in a Air-tight container,Stays good for 2 days.If you want to keep it for longer time,refrigerate them and pop them up in microwave for 30 secs when required.

Serving suggestions:
Warm it up in Microwave and serve it hot with Vanilla Ice-cream and chocolate sauce over it.

I am sending this to the event Mithai Mela hosted by srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons.

Serve it warm with Vanilla ice-cream on top with some chocolate sauce,it tastes heaven.


46 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome brownies dear...

Vishali said...

those brownies look so yum! love them.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow they looks completly droolworthy....Yummy.....

Asha said...

Yummy! Sinful indeed! :)

Priya said...

Wowowww Prathibha, shall i invite myself to home, hope u have still few brownies na;)..gorgeous and absolutely delish!

Prathibha said...

Thank you shama,lubna,vishali,asha.

@priya all brownies are finished dear...But will bake a fresh batch for u..:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Walnut brownies look soft... great entry for the event... Nicely sprinkled with conf. sugar...

Ashwini said...

Wow Prathibha, it is really sinful..Can't stop at one. it looks delish and yumm

Vicky Xavier. said...

True words .... those brownies look sinfully tasty. I am drooling.

Prathibha said...

Thank you ramya,ashwini and vicky..

Ushanandini said...

Fabulous ,yum yum brownies!

Pavithra said...

Wow prathiba , they are looking so delicious and perfect texture. pictures came out so well. Nice entry for the event all the best

Suparna said...

hi,
YUMMY! damn sinful n chocolicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those r so tempting and gorgeous girl.

Pooja said...

Yummy and tempting prathibha..

Prathibha said...

Thank you gals usha,pooja,mahima,suparna,pavithra

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Madhumathi said...

These brownies look so adorable!! I wanna grab some..

Lavanya said...

wowwwwww.......many kinds of brownies..i love them..nice pics too..you always tempting me :)

from my motorhome to yours said...

just found your blog, and these look great

Uma said...

looks so good Pratibha! Yummy.

Priya Sriram said...

I haven't tried brownies myself, but your look just perfect in shape and in texture, and am sure it would have been perfect in taste too! :)

Cham said...

Who says no to this goodness, looks perfect!

LG said...

Can you send me some? :D I already started to have cravings for them :)

Priti said...

Indeed sinful delights...look so gud....wonderful entry dear

Prathibha said...

thank you madhu,laav's,uma,priya,cham,lakshmi,prity
and motorhome..

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Gita's Kitchen said...

They are very tempting brownies... looks very yummy! Vadakam is sort of a seasoning mixture with dried small onions, garlic, fenugreek seeds and a few spices. We use it for seasoning sambar, rasam, etc.

Deepa Hari said...

thats a lovely treat Prathibha....looks perfect and yum.

Le @HC said...

Enjoy ur Brownies.. They look lovely.

Prathibha said...

Thank you gita for educating with that spices...:)
thank you deepa n LE

DEESHA said...

awesome awesome awesome

DEESHA said...

awesome awesome awesome

Vidhya said...

First time here Prathibha. Brownies look really delicious. Also the channa masala. I am a very big fan of channa masala too. Thanks for sharing those recipes

Renuka said...

Tempting brownies..will definitely try it out..

~Dana said...

I will always abe cheerful looking through a brownie post!

n33ma said...

such decadent brownies

Prathibha said...

Thank you Deesha,Dana,n33ma..


@vidhya,@renuka thanks for visiting my blog...

Prathibha said...

Hi,

Can you tell me whats the difference between a cake and a brownie? Pardon my ignorance!

Prathibha said...

@prathibha ,
Glad to know ur name is also prathibha.
Basically the texture of brownie is chewy which is different from the cake's spongy texture.The usage of the amount of flour and baking powder also differs in these brownies which makes it flat(does not rise much as cake),dense and chewy bar.

Prathibha said...

Hi Prathibha, :)

Thanks a lot for the reply. It was quick! :-) I have bookmarked the recipe.. I will let you know how it turns out.

Prathibha said...

thats great prathibha..

Rupa said...

Prathiba,

I love your blog, very good pictures and recipes. My motto keep cooking & blogging. :)

Rupa

Prachi said...

Hi Pratibha, is there an alternative ingredient for brown sugar as it is not readily available in the confectionery stores near my place ?

Prachi said...

hey Pratibha ! is there an alternative ingredient for brown sugar as it is not readily available in any confectionery shops near my place ?

prathibha Garre said...

@prachi...use regular sugar n follow, there will be a slight change in the taste but its fine

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