Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eggless Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are my all time favorite dessert dish. a slice of brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup drizzled over, makes me go crazy. This time i tried egg less brownies. i substituted egg with condensed milk and orange juice. that is a wrong combination of mixing condensed milk and orange juice, as the milk gets curdled. yes it curdled a bit, but once i added the flour, everything went fine and it resulted in yummy and delicious brownies. I  managed to click step wise pictures, but could not click few steps. excuse me for that.


You can skip the orange juice and add water for the measurement told, along with the dark chocolate while melting it. i will explain this in step wise pictures, so you can get a clear idea.


When you are baking egg less cakes or brownies, the recipe either calls for Milk, condensed milk or butter milk. and also vinegar or any other citric based one like orange juice is added. actually the citric when mixed with baking soda and baking powder(its a chemistry stuff) gives you a fluffy soft cake. 

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour / Maida
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup of Dark chocolate
30 ml of water
65 ml of Orange juice
1/2 cup(116 gms) of Butter
3 tbsp of powdered sugar
200 gms of Condensed milk
5 almonds or walnuts  finely chopped

Method:


Prepare for double boiling, to melt the chocolate, by heating a larger vessel with water up to its 3/4 th level and fit a small vessel into it. Chop the dark chocolate and measure it to exact amount of 3/4 cup. drop in the chopped dark chocolate and melt it in slow flame. add 30 ml of water so that the chocolate on melting do not stick to the pan and comes out as a smooth chocolate sauce. (if you are skipping orange juice add 95 ml of water).


Mix flour,baking powder and baking soda together for at least thrice, so that they all get mixed together evenly.


Measure half cup of butter, reserve a tbsp of butter from it for greasing the baking tin. Cream half cup of butter and 3 tbsp's of powdered sugar with a electric mixer or whisk for about 3-4 minutes in a mixing bowl till you get a smooth pale and creamy mixture.


Look at the creamed butter and sugar mix, how pale and creamy it is? next add 200 gms of  condensed milk to the mixing bowl, i poured about half of my condensed milk tin. again beat this mix till they mix well.


Pour in the orange juice and melted dark chocolate to the mixing bowl and beat just for a second. then add in the sifted flour( i forgot to click adding flour) and beat well, till the flour gets mixed. Line a 10" inch pan with aluminium foil sheet and grease with butter on the sides and bottom of the tin. Pour the mixed batter in the mixing bowl to the greased tin evenly. add in the chopped nuts on the top( i forgot to click this step as well). tap the tin on kitchen counter top once so that air bubble's escapes.


Pre-heat the oven to 180C for about 10 minutes and bake the brownie for about 40 minutes at 180C till a tooth pick inserted to the center of the brownie comes out clean. once done, remove from the oven and let it cool on wire wrack for about 10 minutes, then make them into slices and serve warm.

Notes:

1. I used a small baking 8" baking tin, which made my brownies shrink in the middle of the pan, so use a 10" inch pan.

2. If you want to add egg's, then add 2 big egg's in place of condensed milk and add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar ,while creaming butter and sugar.



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