January 19, 2013


Chocolatey, dense, fudgy, moist, chewy - that's how I would like to describe my first-time home-made brownies! Try this simple yet delectable recipe and you will be happy that you did, I promise!

I have always craved for cakes and cookies but not so much for brownies. Infact, I have never cared for brownies until recently, when I made a batch of these goody-goodness for dessert. My family & guests were so happy & contended with this simple home-made dessert topped up with a scoop of coffee icecream. Yummmm .. Couldn't ask for more!

Believe it or not, since then I am so tempted to bake another batch of these delicious squares, but holding it off just from the fear of over-indulging!! A word of caution there, you guys!!!

Basic Info
Complexity - Medium
Prep time - 20 mins
Cook time - 20 mins
Serves - 9 big squares

Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Eggs whites - 1/3 cup (from 2 eggs)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Chopped walnuts - 1/2 cup (optionalalmonds or hazelnuts would be yummy as well)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 inch brownie pan with butter.

Whisk together the sugar and the eggs until frothy. Set aside. Melt the butter and chocolate chips on low heat (refer Tips).

Stir in the chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture. Add flour and cocoa powder and mix gently. Fold in the nuts.

Bake for about 25 mins or until the brownies are set and the top is shiny.

I used the double boiler method to melt chocolate chips. It is a traditional method which assures that the chocolates are melt properly without scorching (or) burning. Fill 1/3 rd of a deep saucepan with water and a glass bowl that snugly fits on top of the saucepan. Have enough water to indirectly heat the glass bowl. Make sure that the bottom of the glass bowl isn't touching the water. Heat the sauce pan over low heat and let it simmer. Now, place the glass bowl over the saucepan, add butter & chocolate chips and keep stirring until chocolate & butter melts.

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