Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Almond Brownies

I am a brownie addict. whenever i buy dark chocolate bars, i turn them into delicious Brownies. Last week, it was a brownie week for me, as i tried two variety of brownies, one was low fat banana brownie and the other is this almond brownie. banana brownie, varied from the usual ones, for me, it tasted much like banana-chocolate halwa!!

Almond Brownie

But this almond brownie came out so perfect. I could proudly say, this is one of my best from my baking experiments.  now this brownie is attending Brownie event at divya's place. This is such an easy method, coming to the recipe.

Recipe for 12-14 squares

Dry Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup / 200gms
Baking Soda - a small pinch
Salt - a small pinch
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cocoa Powder - 3 tbsp's

For Wet Ingredients:

Dark Chocolate - 150 gms
Butter - 75gms
Eggs - 2
Milk - 1/3 cup
Almonds - 15 (Grated)

How to Prepare?

Pre-Heat your Oven at 180c / 330F. for 10 minutes. Line a Baking Bowll with a aluminium foil sheet or butter paper.

Get ready with your Double boiler or Heat 3 cups of water in a bowl, let the water boil. Simmer the flame.
Place another fitting bowl, with Dark Chocolate and Butter over the bowl of hot water.

Let the Chocolate and Butter Melt together and turn into a chocolate sauce like one. Switch off the flame and remove the bowl.

Break an egg to the chocolate - butter sauce and mix well. break another egg and mix well.

Mix all the Dry Ingredients together and sift them twice.

Now add the mixed Dry Ingredients in 3 batches to the chocolate-Butter-Egg Mix and mix with a wooden spoon. add little milk, if the consistency of the batter is too thick. Add Greated Almonds and give a mix.

Pour the mixed batter to the lined baking bowl. Top them with some grated Almonds.

Bake at 180c for about 40 - 45 mins. till a toothpick inserted in between the centre and the corner of the bowl comes out clean. Remove the Baking bowl and dont disturb it for 10 minutes.

After 10 mins. Remove the Brownies along with the foil sheet and cool them on a board or wrack. Allow the Bownies to cool for 45 minutes to 1 hr. Cut the Brownies into squares or bars and store them.

Almond brownie

What I learned from this attempt?

- Need not cream the butter and sugar. and also need not beat eggs into the mix. all these yields a crumble brownies.
- Allow the Brownie to cool down completely with patience, and then cut them into squares.

-Never over bake the brownies.

Thanks Raji for pushing me to try these Great Brownies.
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