Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eggless Cocoa Walnut Brownies....and my 200th Post!!

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Reason no.1: This is 'my 200th post!!'
Reason no.2: 'Last Sunday was my birthday' and thanks a lot for all your lovely wishes which made my day very special.
Reason no.3: The 'temptation' created by our fellow bloggers by posting different amazing brownie recipes in the last couple of weeks for Divya's 'Best Brownie' event.
Reason no.4: And finally 'the magnificent and the most amazing win of India against Pakistan' in the world cup semi finals which made us on the way for the most awaiting finals.
These are the various reasons which forced me to make my brownies post to happen soon in my blog to celebrate and enjoy the moments.

I have already posted a Brownie recipe here which has eggs. I always look for eggless recipes,not that we do not eat eggs but I can bake them for my mom who does not eat eggs. I tried this egg less version of brownies from sanjana's blog and I already made them a couple of times because of the simplicity of the recipe. Mine turned to be fudgy but slightly cakey textured ones unlike those beautiful ones of sanjana's,nevertheless the taste was amazing and loaded with chocolate.If you are looking for an egg less brownie recipe,you can blindly follow this recipe and enjoy making those gorgeous beauties.Even our blogger friend Nithya has tried these brownies recently and posted them here and if you are looking for another eggless brownie recipe check out Raks space for her brownie recipe.

And finally,these brownies along with the other version of 'Brownies with eggs' are going to participate in Divya's 'Best Brownie' event.

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder(I used cadbury's)
3/4 cup icing sugar + 1tbsp icing sugar(for dusting)
1 tsp baking soda
a generous pinch of salt
5 tbsp melted unsalted butter or 5 tbsp regular vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp instant coffee( I used nescafe)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts + 1tbsp chopped walnuts(for topping)
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate pieces or chocolate chips

Method:
  • Sift all purpose flour,icing sugar,baking soda,salt and cocoa powder together a couple of times until you get a uniform mixture of them.
  • Melt instant coffee powder in a tbsp of hot water and let it cool.
  • Melt butter in a deep pan on low heat and let it cool.If you are using oil ignore this step.
  • Whisk in the melted butter/oil into the butter milk and add vanilla essence and coffee decoction and whisk again until you get a uniform mixture.
  • Now fold in the dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix very gently with a spatula or spoon.
  • Dust the chopped walnuts and choco chips/dark chocolate pieces with a tsp of flour and fold the dried nuts and chocolate pieces into the batter.
  • Grease an 8" square tin and line up a parchment paper or aluminum foil with the edges hanging over the tin slightly and transfer the batter 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 it completely and remove it from tin and cut it into squares.
Serve it warm as they are or with vanilla ice cream with some chopped nuts and chocolate sauce.Experience the heaven which melts in your mouth.

Notes:
  • I have used walnuts,you can use nuts of your choice like pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashewnuts and you can even chopped dates,cranberries,raisins etc.
  • The original recipe did not have vanilla essence in it,I added to get the extra flavor to it.
  • You can pour it in a 9" square tin to get thin brownies than mine.
  • I have added more quantity of nuts and chocolate pieces as we like to bite into them in brownie,you can reduce or increase the quantity according to your wish.
  • To make buttermilk,whisk in 2 tbsp of thick fresh curds in approximate 1 cup of water to get a cup of buttermilk.
  • If you are using salted butter,avoid adding salt to it.
  • The original recipe had 3/4th cup of icing sugar,I have added extra 2 tbsp icing sugar approximately which was even perfect,not too sweet.
  • You can powder your sugar and use it for d recipe instead of icing sugar.
  • These brownies have a bit of texture of cake,but taste wise it was amazing.
If you are interested,check out my earlier 50th,100th and 150th milestone posts here.

61 comments:

Sharmi said...

That looks beautiful and very very tempting:) Congrats on the milestone! Keep them coming and happy cooking!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congrats on milestone post...wish u r blog many more yum posts.....keep rocking baby....brownies look die for....extremely moist and yum...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

You have all the reasons to make those scrumptious brownies!!! I have only one reason to grab them now ~ irresistible! :D

Divya Kudua said...

I love the rich dark colour..just can't have enough Brownies..)).Thanks for sending these to my event!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,wonderful! Lovely texture,got to try this... the first two clicks are awesome and so detailed! And congrats on ur 200th post :)

Priti said...

Congrats on your 200th post dear...this looks awesome ...hav to try :)

DEESHA said...

Congrats on the 200th post .. Brownies look super yummy, Prathibha

Curry Leaf said...

To die for brownies. PERFECT 200th post. Keep it up Prathibha

Ramya said...

Moist fudgy brownies...Looks perfect:-)

sowmya's creative saga said...

wow.they look amazing..delicious..

Satrupa said...

The brownies look so gorgeous. I luv the eggless version.
Congratz on ur 200th post.

Suman Singh said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, brownies looks absolutely tempting and delectable..YUM...

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear....keep rocking...tempting drooling brownie

Priya Sreeram said...

yum it looksand congrats on the milestone !

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 200th post..Brownies looks super fluffy and inviting..wat an excellent brownies!

SouthindianHome said...

Congrats on your 20oth post Prathibha. You brownie looks absolutely perfect, delicious, tempting..........

Sensible Vegetarian said...

The brownies look amazing, congrats on your 200th post and belated birthday wishes.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Firstly, well done on your 200th posts! That's a lot! Also, your brownies look great. Moist and delicious with that combo of chocolate and nuts :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow Perfect brownies dear,love the texture...clicks are awesome...

aipi said...

Congratulations n hugs dear- wish you and your Blog a long and happy presence in the culinary world!!
The brownies look scrumptious- beautifully presented..

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Valar Siva said...

Wow looks moist and yummy!!!

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Suja Sugathan said...

Congrats on your milestone..beautiful and tempting brownies.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Congrats on the 200th post... And a perfect way to celebrate the win... The brownies looks so so delectable and beautiful..

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Padhu said...

Congrats on your 200th post. Brownies look so gorgeous

Sushma Mallya said...

Conngrats on ur 200th post!...cake looks so gorgeous!

Pavithra said...

Congrats on ur 200th post prathy.. wish u many more milestones like this. THe brownies looks gorgeous.. wish to grab one :)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Congrats. Its yummy.

Priyanka Agrawal said...

CONGRATS DEAR AND THE CAKE LOOKS VERY TEMPTING! great photography as well

Simran said...

Gorgeous brownies! Congrats on your 200th post

JishasKItchen said...

brownies looks very tempting and moist!!...amazing pictures and I am in love with that first pic...:)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats on the milestone...super moist and yummy brownies...

Swathi said...

congrats on your 200th post, wishing many more happy blogging days ahead.brownies looks tempting delicious.

Hema Mahen said...

Congratss on your 200th post...and a perfect brownie celebration... :) Brownies look very tempting and delicious...

Pushpa said...

Congrats on the 200th post Pratibha.Brownies look moist and delicious.Love the addition of coffee powder.

Sathya Sankar said...

Congrats! Brownie looks super moist and yummy!

savitha ramesh said...

Congrats on ur 200 th post .I cannot take my eyes off from ur brownies.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Congrats on ur 200th post !! Brownies look superb and very inviting !!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Congratulations Prathiba, Brownies looks stunning and absolutely yummy. Nice presentation.

veena krishnakumar said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!and lovely brownie. OOH am drooling:-)

Now Serving said...

and btw, the brownies look spectacular :)

Swarnavalli Sureshh said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.. Love your eggless bropownies... Visiting your blog for the first time..
glad to follow you

Smitha said...

Congrats dear and keep up the wonderful Job!....wishing u many more posts!!
the brownies look awesome! super moist and heavenly!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks heavenly...

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your 200th post..Am drooling over your clicks!! Lovely brownies..

swapna said...

Congrats on ur milestone...
Brownie's looks perfect and delicious!!

Preety said...

congrats and love the eggless version of your brownies

Priyanka Agrawal said...

hey dear, there is an award for u on my blog. plz pick it up. u r very nice dear. n urs is one blog tht actually has talent!

Jayasri Ravi said...

they look gorgeous, I made Brownies this month!, congrats on your milestone, lovely click too

Laavanya said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on your 200th post. Brownies look perfectly dense and rich.

Prathibha said...

Thank you all..ur wishes surely made my day!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Congrats dear on your 200th post. Those brownies are to kill for :)

javed vardi said...

Wao! yummy dish. my all friends like it. even when we think to throw a party, we simply go to jim's home . His mother make it for us from browni recipe .

Eddel29 said...

best eggless brownies ever. :)

Charenn C. said...

very tempting/

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Can we replace granulated sugar instead of icing sugar?Want to try this .

Prathibha said...

@sailaja, you can use regular powdered sugar of equal quantity. Lemme knw how it turns out

Archu said...

Thank you for such a perfect eggless brownie recipe :) I just made them yesterday and loved every bite of it....simply irresistible.

SHILPY MALHOTRA said...

Such an amazing recipe..wl surely try it :)
Do visit my blog
vaishnavacooking.blogspot.com :)

Harshita said...

I gone thorough many of ur cake and brownie recipe. Will start trying out them soon. Please can you suggest me how can i try them without micro- wave. because i dont have it at my home.

Anonymous said...

do we preheat the oven?

Yadvendra Singh said...

Tried this recipe..colour was really good but the brownies were dry and sugar was really less..probable need to bump both up i.e. butter from 5 tbsp to 7 or tbsp and sugar by a cup at least

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