Saturday, June 25, 2011

Making Brownies

Tried my hand at making brownies for the first time yesterday, with surprisingly awesome results! Beats the cakes and biscuits I've baked before hands down. Here are images of me at work —

What I learnt in the process —

  1. Preheating the microwave using Convection mode. The manual could use some better writing!
  2. You can't melt chocolate in a microwave. They come out nicely burnt.

Below is the final result —

In the picture on the right, I put a few chopped walnuts on the brownie pieces and topped it with honey. Mouth wateringly delicious is what it was!

If you want to try making these yourself, here's the recipe I used —

  • 60gms chocolate (I used a Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar)
  • 1/3 cup butter (unsalted is ideal, but I used the regular Amul butter)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar (use 1 cup if you're using unsweetened chocolate)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (you can put more if you like!)

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla essence. Beat in egg and add melted chocolate. Blend. Mix in flour and chopped walnuts. Pour into a greased pan and bake in a microwave preheated to 180° C for 20 minutes. That's pretty much it!