Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is from the book 500 Best Ever Cakes & Bakes by Martha Day.I fell in love with this book on first sight. This was the first cookery book purchased by me from the tuition which I used to take during my college days & thus very close to my heart. It covers cookies, bars, biscuit, pies, celebration cakes & all the basics of cake decorating. You name it  & it has.

This booked has helped me lot in honing my baking skills. All the recipes given there gives excellent result.

When I was getting married I gave away all the books I had to my sisters & cousins. But not  this book. Sorry dears I am not ready or ever will be to part with it.
 Sorry guys I am going gaga over this book.  I have an too much emotional attachment to it. 

I don’t mind even being called crazy by my HB when he sees me reading recipes from the book from time to time ( which is often).

Now back to the recipe.

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Make 12 pcs.

175 gm or 3/4cup butter
40 gm / 6 tbsp cocoa power (I use HINTZ)
2 eggs lightly beaten
175 gm / 1 cup soft light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup chopped pecan/almond/walnut
50 gm or 1/2 cup self raising flour
Cherries to decorate (opt)
Icing sugar to sprinkle (opt)

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C .Grease or line the tray.
  • Melt butter and stir in cocoa powder.Set aside to cool
  • When cool add in chopped nuts (I used almond)
  • Beat together sugar, eggs and vanilla essence
  • Fold in the sifted flour
  • Pour the mixture on the greased tray and bake for 20- 25 minutes.(Depends on your oven) , until risen
  • Do the skewer test.When done remove from the oven.( The mixture will be still be quite soft and a little wet., but it cooks further while  cooling).And leave it to cool in the tray.
  • When cool cut into squares and sprinkle icing sugar or powdered sugar & garnish with cherries. 

13 thoughts on “Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

  1. looks so perfect... yesterday i really wanted to bake some brownies but thinking about the weight issue, i backed out... :( u r really tempting me...

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