Hello and say Brownies!

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What is a perfect brownie? Hmmmmm….should be really easy. But, as it turns out defining what constitutes a perfect brownie is quite a perilous task. All of you must have had a variety of brownies in your life, some cakey, some fudgy then there are others with nuts and icing and chocolate chips, served with ice cream or creme fraiche and the list never really ends. Each one of them is pretty much a slice of heaven, albeit a different one.

I wanted to start my blog with something that I love to make, and brownies are really fun and exciting to make and I love eating them too. This is the kind of brownie that doesn’t require loads and loads of hours in the  kitchen, even my eldest daughter can make this with ease ( she isn’t very good at baking).

You only need a few things to make brownies. Just so you know it’s hard taking pictures of food when all you want to do devour it ASAP, that’s why some  ingredients may be missing from the images.

brownies 011I wasn’t able to take the pictures of the whole process but this is what it looks like when you mix it up.

brownies 048Bake for 25-30 minutes, all ovens are different, some bake faster than the others,anyways this is the perfect time to take it out of the oven as it will continue to cook a little more while it’s cooling.
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Serves: 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

  • Butter                                      150 gm
  • Sugar                                       1 cup
  • Baking Chocolate                 200 gm
  • Eggs (room temperature)    2
  • Flour                                        2/3 cup
  • Salt                                           pinch
  • Vanilla Essence                     1 tsp
  • Coco Powder                          1 tbsp
  • Coffee                                      1 tsp
  • Warm water                          2 tbsp

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 375 °F.
  2. Prepare your baking dish, you can either grease it or use butter/parchment paper. I used a 11×7 inch swiss roll dish but you can use any square baking tray.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate in a saucepan. Melt them in a double broiler. Set it aside.
  4. If you do not have one it is very easy to make one at home. Take a mixing bowl (preferably glass/Pyrex or metal) and a saucepan that the bowl will fit on top of. The two should fit tightly together; you don’t want a gap between the bowl and the saucepan, nor do you want a bowl that sits precariously on a tiny saucepan. To use the double boiler, add water to the pan and bring it to a simmer, then place the bowl on top and Inside the top bowl, you can melt chocolate without worrying that it will stick and burn.
  5. Sift the flour in a bowl. Also add salt and coco powder.
  6. Mix the water and coffee together in a small container. Keeping all these things ready will make it easier for you to put them together in the end.
  7. Whisk together the sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Once your mixture is fluffy, add vanilla essence, keep whisking. Now add the coffee mixture(step 6 ) that you made earlier.
  8. Now add the melted chocolate mixture.
  9. Add half of the flour mix and fold this into the chocolate batter with a spatula. When that is ready dump the rest and fold it in as well.
  10. Pour this mixture in our already prepared baking dish.
  11. Bake this for 25-30 minutes.

Let this sit for a little while and when it has cooled down a little bit take it out of the tray and cut it in squares or any shape you like, some powdered sugar and chocolate drizzle on top will make it look like perfection.

To make the Chocolate Ganache:

  • Chocolate           100 gm
  • Butter                  40 gm
  • Cream                 120 ml
  • Sugar                  10 gm

METHOD:

  1. Boil the sugar and cream in a saucepan on low flame.
  2. Add the chocolate.
  3. Add butter.

This is the easiest and the best chocolate drizzle ever. You can pour all of it on the brownies right when they come out of the oven or just drizzle it.

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Sometimes you make something and it tastes so good that there are no words to describe it. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does all you can do is keep eating. I’m sure you will love it as much as my whole family does. Don’t forget to let me know how these turned out.

Aa jao bachon brownies khaa’ein!!!!

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13 thoughts on “Hello and say Brownies!

    1. Hmmm, there are a bunch of things you can use,
      You can try silken tofu, it is relatively flavorless but it can make baked goods dense, so its best in brownies.
      Other options could be baking soda and vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar for 1 egg.

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  1. hello young lady😊 just saw your page and showed everyone at home as well😊 papa and mum got surprised to see this amazing food blog of yours, we all our very proud of you and always here to support you😘 and so excited to try this amazing thing very soon and will let you know then for sure😋 besta luck 😘 love you💕✌😘

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  2. hiii beenish aunty.. how are you? 🙂 you have really started something very cool and im looking forward for more recipies from you and will surely make all of them as you post the recipes. plus you have tought it in such an easy way that one would def make it without any hesitation.. proper spoon feeding recipes.. and thats the perfect thing. keep it up and stay blessed lovee you..

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    1. Thank you so much Rida. I’m glad you like the idea and are excited about the recipes. This is what I wanted from the start to create easy to make recipes that I have been making for a while and share them with all you girls. I’ll keep posting things that you will enjoy, some of my recipes might look long and hard to make in the future but I hope you wont feel scared and still try those as well because the result will be good inshallah.
      Thank you so much for your kind words and support. Love you!

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