Monday, May 5, 2008

Good Old Chocolate Brownies

"Early to bed
and early to rise
I'll bake just as soon
as I open my eyes!!"

Sometime when I was in college my Mum bought me this little book...The ABC of Cookies from the Peter Pauper Press. It is chockful of easy recipes and little rhymes that all have to do with baking.

I've made Brownies following the instructions here hundreds of times....recipe is simple and absolutely guaranteed :)

2/3 cup Flour, sifted with a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup soft buttter
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
200 gms Chocolate
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a bowl mix the sugar with the butter whisking till light.Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or zap in the microwave. Add to the sugar-egg mix and blend it well. Add the flour gradually mixing as you go and finally stir in the nuts. Mix the batter well.
In a greased baking tin spread the batter and bake at 350 F or 180 C for about 25 minutes.

Cut into squares and serve hot!!


Unknown said...

Nice recipe Rhea, and i like the cute nursery rhyme...i love baking really early and filling the house with delicious aromas for the rest of the day!Is this good for an 8 inch or 9 inch tin?

Rhea Mitra Dalal said...

yeah, nandita...8 or 9 inch tin should do fine. 8" will give you thicker brownies!!

Do you remember the brownies you had made with orange zest?? I was thinking of them while writing this post :)

Claudia said...

How do you melt chocolate in the Microwave? Step by step explanation for Dummies, please....

Rhea Mitra Dalal said...

Simply put chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and zap for a minute. Check if soft enough and zap again 10 seconds at a time if you need to.

nisha said...

Plz tell me egg substitute

Unknown said...

If I don't have chocolate then can I add cocoa powder? Thanks

Unknown said...

Lovely recipe ! Can I use flaxseed meal / enerG egg replacer in place of eggs ?

Unknown said...

If I do.not have any chocolate then can I use cocoa powder instead? Thanks

Unknown said...

Hi..looks so yummmm...the only problem is that i dont have an oven...can i make it in microwave? If yes then pleaseeee help :)

Unknown said... looks yummmm...only problem is that u dont have an oven..can i make it in microwave? If yes..pleaseeeee help :)