I have just started baking very recently and now almost addicted to it. The lack of good bakeries and patisseries in my area has always deprived me of gorging into delicious cakes, pastries, brownies etc. This inspired me to bake my own cake and each time i have baked something trust me it has turned out super delicious. The best thing about baking is you just need a handful of ingredients, Google a recipe, follow it to the exact measurement and there you have your own delicious piece of heaven.Yesterday i made a chocolate brownie for the first time and it turned out so amazing that i had to share it.
What are we cooking? – Chocolate Brownies…!
What are we using?
150 Gms Chopped Dark Chocolate
100 Gms Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Large Eggs (For Egg-less Version use 1 cup condensed milk instead of eggs)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts or Chocolate Chips (optional)
What are we doing?
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degree C or 350 degree F for about 15 mins. Grease a baking tin with butter or line it with nonstick baking paper and set it aside.
Step 2: Melt the chopped chocolate and butter in a large bowl using a double boiler method (i.e. place the bowl with its contents on a sauce pan with simmering water on low heat). Stir constantly until the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Remove from heat then add cocoa powder and sugar to the chocolate mix and whisk it. Next stir in the vanilla extract and eggs(one at a time). Whisk it to a silky smooth texture after each egg addition. Finally add the flour, salt and chocolate chips(optional) and mix the mixture well.
Step 4: Pour the mix into the greased pan and bake it for about 20-25 mins or until set. I had sprinkled chopped nuts on top because i love the roasted flavor of nuts on a dry cracked crust. But that’s purely optional.
Step 5: Once done take it out of the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack. Cut into your own desired size of pieces and serve warm or at room temperature. I drizzled a tablespoon of melted chocolate on top for extra chocolaty goodness.
Enjoy your deep chocolate flavor brownie with moist texture and a dry nutty crust.
I hope you have fun making your very own chocolate brownies. I think if I can make them being an amateur then anyone and everyone can bake them to absolute gorgeousness. For any queries and complaints please write us back and we’ll be happy to help you. 🙂
Maitri. (The other half)