Chocolate Brownies (a foolproof recipe)!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chocolate Brownie

A delicate crisp crust enveloping an intensely chocolatey, wonderfully rich and dense brownie that is just as fudgy and moist.


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Brownie has a special place in my heart!

Chocolate Brownie

We had cats for most of my childhood. My grandmother was fond of cats so she always had at least one in the house. However, there was a period when we did not have any. Then, one day we heard meowing coming from our backyard and to our surprise, we found two kittens :-)! I named them Snowy, Browny since one was white, and the other was brown. I was very attached to Browny. I would play with him every day after school, feed him and pamper him. We shared this unknown bond of love. If I were not at home even for a day, he would stand in front of my door and meow. After few years on one day, Browny went missing and we never found him.

Chocolate Brownie

I was first introduced to brownies here in the US. Since it had the same name, I developed a special attachment to it. Every time I bake brownies, I take special care and interest in making’em. This post is a dedication to my lil cat Browny.

Chocolate Brownie

Brownies come in variety of textures. They are thick n fudgy while others are light and cake like. Brownies I make usually fall in between. They have a delicate, crisp crust enveloping a wonderfully rich, dense but moist brownie that is just fudgy enough. Symphony of chocolate, cocoa and more chocolate creates an intense chocolate experience that the chocolate lovers are sure to cherish. This amazingly rich brownie takes perfection with a deep chocolate flavor and heavenly taste that melts in your mouth.

When something is all about chocolate, it can only taste divine. This is just pure chocolate magic!

Chocolate Brownie


Chocolate Brownie

Makes - 10-12 Servings

Flour - 3/4th cup
Semi-sweet Chocolate - 2 cups
Cocoa Powder - 2 Tbsps
Butter - 5 tbsps
Eggs - 3
Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Instant Coffee powder - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - just a pinch

Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Line 8 x 8 pan with baking paper/parchment paper and butter the paper.

Lining the pan with baking paper makes it easy to remove brownies from the pan. You can remove them right out by lifting the paper.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and set aside.

In a bowl, melt butter and chocolate.

You can substitute milk chocolate for semi-sweet chocolate but reduce the quantity of sugar, as milk chocolate is sweeter.

You can melt them by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring until its melted completely. On the other hand, you can use a microwave to melt it. Let it cool for a few minutes.

While it cools, stir together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and coffee powder.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Stir until combined.

Add the flour mixture little by little and whisk to incorporate completely.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool on a rack.Cut brownies and serve!

14 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

PErfect crusted brownies u have got

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those Brownies look irresistible and marvelously moist.

Cheers,

Rosa

Sunshine And Smile said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat :(
These brownies looks divine and beautifully captured.

Kathy said...

How do you manage to get such a great crinkly crust? I've never been able to get that.

PS. I think it's awesome that you have something that reminds you of Browny :] I don't know why, but I do.

KNM said...

Looks delicious ! ....I'm sure it tastes delicious too. Are you a professional photographer?.... and are these photos taken inside in a studio or outside in natural lighting ? I am an "aim and shoot" ...very amateur photographer and I have been wanting to try food photography but all my pictures look washed out! Sorry for asking so many questions , but any simple tips are most welcome.

TheYummyMorsel said...

@Kathy
What gives the crackly crust is a question with many answers! It can be sugar or Egg whites or higher fat content or 2 different types of chocolate…so on. I have myself tried quite a few combinations and finally like the one I have posted!

TheYummyMorsel said...

@KNM
I am not a professional photographer. Natural light is always best for photography. I only use natural light. Depending on the weather I either shoot in my balcony or in front of a window. Few points to remember are: try to use natural light and do not you flash, use a tripod to avoid shake, in low lighting use reflectors.

Hope this helps.

Vijitha said...

Who wouldn't love chocolates and who wouldn't love a piece (naah! - a slab) of browie. Gorgeous clicks.

escribble said...

Lovely photos -- and those brownies?!? They are perfection, alright ;)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Namitha said...

oh yes, I love love brownies :-) and these look awesome !

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Kirti Rao said...

Hey great blog... One question, when you say stir together eggs, sugar, vanilla and coffee...should I use a hand blender or use a whisk? Pls help.

TheYummyMorsel said...

Thanks,Kirti.I use a whisk to stir them up. You can use an electric beater if you like but make sure you dont fluff the eggs a lot.

List Family said...

I just tried to make these and got hot soup. I am thinking perhaps there should be more flour. Is it truly only 3/4 of a cup? Thank you.

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