Yes, I'm alive!!!!!!!!!
I've been out of circulation for a week...but I'm Back with the most sinful chocolate brownies ever…
So sinful, they taste nothing like cake…
And taste all like chocolate, walnut covered goodness.
So sinful, whatever outside the bite is an exquisite torture!
The batter is deliciously edible and glossy and wet and spewing chocolate vapors as it is…baking it makes it even wicked!!
The only allusion I can give to this finger licking good brownie is “WICKED”!!! Totally unoriginal, but this is the only thing that comes to mind.
And if you are on a diet…like me –always in the middle of one or starting one or ending one…these brownies are like Satan…
In the garden of Eden…eve (d’uh…me!) and the brownies are calling to me like the serpent …”HISS…Chocolate Brownies HISSSSSSSS!!!!” one bite and a week’s worth of abstinence has gone flying out of the door…Chucked out of the garden of Eden!
Second only to …whatever takes you there!
These gooey brownies are going to make you forget the dry packaged triangles that you get at coffee shops. Reward yourself…you’ll thank me for it.
I have a new guinea pig…my neighbor’s daughter is home for her holidays…reed thin; her mother is fussing over Khushboo…and happy to stuff food down her throat. Chocolate brings universal happiness…. She was happy to be experimented upon…happy to be photographed and happy to eat. What more can I ask for?
Khushboo also had the courage to make her first cinnamon rolls .Almost perfect Cinnamon rolls. Comparisons are not good babes...if you ever hear tales of my first bak-escapades…and the stories of the people I experimented my culinary skills (non existent) upon…you’ll realize that you are way better than what I was.
I also used the same recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie bar…but stand alone, these are even better than ultimate.
Enough of the blah…
Enough of the blah…
Sinful Chocolate Brownies...
175 Gms semi sweet chocolate
55 Gms butter
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
½ cup walnuts (optional)
¾ cup plain flour
¼ tsp salt
Bain Marie…double boiler…
A sauce pan inside a wider pan fullof simmering water...place the chocolate in chunks and the butter to melt. If you add little extra chocolate by mistake…it's ok. You only improve the taste.
Grease and flour and if possible line your SQUARE 8*8 inch tin and sift the flour.
If you are using unsalted butter, add a little extra to the ¼ tsp slat. I used Amul butter, so ¼ Th will do.
By now your stuff should be melting, a quick stir will help.Add in the cocoa for that extra silkiness...and whisk.
Turn the oven on at this point. 180C/350F is needed.
Stir the butter chocolate mix to cool it down. You don’t want the eggs to cook in your mixing bowl.
Add in the sugar. Ground or super fine sugar is good as is granulated sugar.
Mix it well…you’ll see weird glossy mess/mass at the bottom of the pan.
Beat in one egg at a time and loosen the mass/mess to look like batter.
Add in the flour…all at once will do!
A good mix and then the walnuts…
A good sprinkle over is also great.
If you don’t intend baking ASAP…that excuse comes handy when you live in India where the power outages are a frequent occurrence…stow this in the fridge.
Pop them into greased cup cake moulds and take them out in 9 minutes…you have your chocolate lava cupcakes…
That is another post.
The electricity cooperated with us…and we were done in about 30 minutes.
My neighbor’s house and our staircase were abuzz with the vapor of the Sinful Brownies…
Cut out and just enjoy.
If your family is not at home stash the left over’s…you’ll need some when they come sniffing the Sinful Chocolate Brownies.
These are a onetime treat…remember the serpent…knowledge says too many brownies is not good for your constitution….eat them with care…a bite at a time.
So what are you baking today???
Coming up...as soon as I can post...The famous cinnamon rolls...filled with chocolate shards and topped with a mocha glaze...
Yakhni Biryani...with star anise...
Should you thank me Khushboo...or should I thank you...after all the baking bug has bitten you too....
Spread the happiness!!