Thursday, June 9, 2011

brownies.. chocolate brownies.. yummy chocolate brownies :D

Huroo ya'll ,

As you can see, im having a yummmylicious week. Cooking and experimenting and gorging on delicious food :)
I love cooking and creating stuff. Nothing gives me a bigger high than creating and nothing gives me a bigger void when im not.

Ive wondered how, when a cousin of mine expressed how painting sets her soul free and she feels happy when she paints. ( I cant paint / draw for nuts - its one of the talents along with singing, that i do not have ;-) )
Yesterday after i had baked the brownies (it turned out being a cake, but i'll get back to that later) , i understood exactly what she meant, and for a split second i thought i knew what my calling is.

Errr, okay, where were we. Aite, so i Baked, yesterday, for the first time :D

I've never baked anything before. I cook very often but baking, was too complicated for me. And i have this habit, where i dont do something if i am not a 100% sure i'll kick-ass at it. I dont believe in a 100 mistakes before the bulb burns. I need Light, at the first attempt. My mom doesn't quite agree with that attitude of mine, but, well, that's how i'm built. (it also explains why i sucked at maths - i probably didn't get the answer right the first time around, and so, conveniently ignored the subject ;-) )

Okay, Back again to brownies. After i had finished shouting out to the world and their pet dogs, i had a few souls wanting to the recipe. Oh well, i'm guessing they thought if Shanky can do a good job of it, i'm sure it must have been easy ;-). Oh well, easy it is. Easier than i thought it would be. So well, here's the recipe, and how i made the brownies exactly. With all the mistakes too. ;-)

Ingredients :

120grams cooking chocolate 
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar ( 1 1/2 if unsweetened chocolate is used)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 handful roasted, chopped almonds (you can use pecan and walnuts alternatively)

Preparation :

1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
2. Grease your baking tray (with butter obviously :-p ) Preferably a 5 x 7 " square tray
3. Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. And set aside. (heavy non stick pan , or u'll end up frying the chocolate)
4. In a mixer, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for about  7- 8 minutes. (its really cool to use the stand mixer - because you get to multitask - read Sing and Dance)
5. Add the Choc-Butter mixture, flour and salt and mix for another minute, or until its all mixed nicely.
6. Stir in the nuts and give the batter one final mix. Pour into the greased pan
7. Bake 'em brownies for 35-40 minutes. (Be vigilant enough not to over-bake /burn / char it.)
8. You can cool and frost it if you'd like to.

Your Yummy brownies are now ready to be savored :-D

Tips that I found after baking
1. DO not add baking soda if you are using cake flour. The brownies end up being fluffy.
2. Batter shouldn't be  too deep .
3. You can be generous with chocolate ;-)

And yes, most importantly, make with Love :-)

So, there goes the recipe for the Chocolate Brownies. The making of deserves a separate post by itself! I had so much fun baking 'em brownies. Hope you have fun too :-)

Love Love.


  1. did you really use those ingredients or just a pre-mix? :P

  2. haha.. I made it from scratch.. i even grew my own wheat for wheat flour :-p


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