Thursday, 16 February 2012

Egg-less brownies

"Brownies" is a baked bar which is crunchy like cookies and soft like a cake.  It is a very popular sweet item in European and Western countries like USA.  This sweet bar is eaten with either hot chocolate sauce or all time favorite Vanilla ice cream scoop which had earned a very famous name of" Iron and Ivory".....
 For more details on brownies please refer this link: This recipe I had found best on master chef Sanjeev kapoor's site. A very easy preparation and the result is also great. Try it for this Romantic season of February.....!!!
100 grams dark chocolate(I had used Bournville hazelnut flavor)
1.1/3 cups all purpose flour(maida)
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup butter(1/2 +1/4 cup)
1 cup +1.1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnut kernels
Sift the flour and baking powder. Keep it aside.
Flour and baking powder
In a microwave bowl add the butter & chocolate and melt them together at 100% power for a minute or more.If melting is done on gas , Do it on Double boiler*.
Melted chocolate and butter
Add the sugar and vanilla essence and mix well with the help of a beater or a big spoon.
Adding sugar and vanilla essence

Mixing the content
To this mixture add the flour and walnuts and mix well. Add small portions of milk to make the batter smooth.enough. You do not have to make the content fluffy only stir and mix well so that a pouring consistency is formed.
Mixture ready for the brownies
Pre-heat the oven or microwave at conviction mode at 180 degree. Grease a baking tin and pour the prepared batter into it.
batter ready to bake
Bake it on 180 degree for about 35-40 minutes.
When baked remove it and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
after baking
I had cut the brownies into heart shape , about 7-8 brownies were formed...

Crunchy and soft "Eggless Brownies are ready"!!
Optional notes:
Please be sure of the quantity of the ingredients . Follow the method as per the recipe only.

*In double boiling, water is boiled in deep pan and on top of it another pan is placed in which  soft ingredients of a recipe are melted so that they do not burn.. 
The brownies can be served with hot chocolate ,Ice creams or custards.
The texture and taste of the brownies will be slightly chewy and soft.
One can make the brownies and store them in fridge for future consumption.

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