Thursday, 6 March 2014

Fudgy Brownies

After posting consecutive Bread Recipes, My taste bud demands the Chocolates.  As a result, Fudgy Brownies.

Brownies, falls between  cake and Cookies can be made either soft or hard and Like Fudge, can be made in different variation (using fruits, nuts, chocolate chunks etc) also  used for Ice-cream topping.

I do not know the origin of Brownies but I know, it’s quite popular in US. It’s my favorite too. Since, I like the bitterness of Chocolate, I prefer to use bitter (sweet) chocolate but semisweet also can be used.

Is there any Indian sweet, that closely match the Brownie?  (Answer at the end of this post)

Let’s take our ingredients………..  100 g of  Butter (unsalted)  butter, cut into pieces  ;  1 Cup  (125 g) all-purpose flour  (spooned and leveled)  ;  ¼  (30 g) cup unsweetened cocoa powder  ;  ½  teaspoon baking powder  ;  ½  teaspoon salt  ;   225 gms of  semisweet  or bitter sweet chocolate, chopped  ;   1 ¼  (250 g) cups sugar  ;   3 large eggs  ;  ½ cup of mixed nuts (broken)

Lets get in to Action!

In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

Put chopped chocolate and butter into a double boiler  and stir gently until the chocolate completely melted and smooth. Remove bowl from pan and allow it to cool.  (Chocolate can be melted in the microwave oven too, its bit easy and less mess)

Add sugar and mix well. Later, add eggs and mix to combine. Add flour mixture to it and mix until moistened (do not over mix) set aside.

Meanwhile, Grease a baking pan and place a parchment paper, leaving an extra length to overhang on the two sides of the pan. (Extra length helps you later, to remove the baked brownies easily away from the pan)

Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and smooth top. Bake it in the Preheat oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. (May take about 50 to 60 minutes)

Allow the pan to cool for a while and with the help of paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan; once, completely cooled, slice them to the desired size and shape by dampened serrated knife.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within two days.

Bitter Chocolate brownies are a Perfect combination with Coffee; my husband says. But, I like with Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s my son favorite post swim workout snake. Let me know your favorite combination.

Ha ! for my PURE Veggie friends, it can be done Egg less version too.  I got the following Egg Substitutes from here. But, not tried yet. if you tried, please let me know.

Silken Tofu/ Tofu  :  ( 1/4 cup blended silken tofu = 1 egg )  Process in a blender until completely smooth and creamy, leaving no graininess

Applesauce  :  (1/3 cup applesauce = 1 egg or ¼ cup Applesauce + 1 tsp Baking Powder )

Soy Yogurt/Plain Yogurt  :  ( ¼ cup Yogurt= 1 EGG )

Bananas :  (½ pureed Banana, about  1/4 cup = 1 egg)

Flax seeds : (1 tbsp ground Flax seeds +3 tbsp Water =1 egg)  Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder, and mix with water. Allow it to rest till it becomes gelatinous.

Answer to the Quiz : I have no idea! I couldn’t think of any. not even a close match!


  1. I like your quizing part. Keep it up

  2. very gud post, love the healthy substitutes :-)

  3. wow brownie looks just perfect...visit me when u get time..

  4. Tempting and tasty brownies!!! Happy to follow you will be happy if you follow me back!