Decadent Chocolate Brownies

Yes, I know that cupcakes are the new
brownies. Yet, given a choice I will almost always pick up a warm Chocolate Brownie over a cupcake. The decadence of a moist fudge-y brownie is unmatched
and I find myself reaching for this fail-safe recipe quite often. The amazing
aroma that fills my kitchen while baking these brownies is a lovely bonus!

Brownies originated in the United States and
became quite a rage everywhere for their part-cake, part-cookie texture. They
are usually served warm, often with ice cream and chocolate sauce on the side,
sometimes with whipped cream. This sweet treat is a classic comfort food! So
try this recipe and do write in with your experience with it.

This recipe makes 12 brownie squares
(depending on portion size!)
You’ll need:
  • 125gm Butter (I use salted butter)
  • 115gm Cooking Chocolate –
    dark or milk
  • 100gm All-purpose Flour
  • 200gm Caster Sugar
  • 2tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 50gm chopped Walnuts
  • 50gm chopped Milk Chocolate
    or Chocolate Chips
  • Icing Sugar for sprinkling


How to:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
    Grease a 9”X9” square tin (or an 11”X7” rectangular one) and sprinkle some
    flour in it. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate
    in a bain-marie (double boiler). Transfer this to a mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar & mix well.
    Add eggs one at a time and beat till just blended.
  • Sift the flour, baking
    powder and salt together so that they mix evenly. Then stir in this dry mix into
    the wet mix. Add vanilla essence.
  • Pour the batter into the
    baking tin. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and chocolate pieces or chips
    (alternatively, you can mix the walnuts and the chocolate in the batter
  • Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.
  • Remove, cover the tin with
    foil and bake at 220C for another 20 minutes.
  • When you put a knife in the
    centre it’ll not come out perfectly clean like when you bake a cake, as brownies are
    moister. So your brownies are done when there is no wet batter coming out on
    the knife.
  • Cool slightly and cut into squares.
  • Sift some icing sugar over
    the brownies and serve warm.



Suggested accompaniments:
  • A dollop of vanilla,
    chocolate or coffee ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream and chocolate
  • All of the above!
And a final note – All you need is Love. But a little Chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!


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