Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Brownies, the Express way...

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love a perfect piece of walnut brownie. I think I became a chocolatier just because I cannot resist the combination of chocolate, walnuts and flour together. And so, this happens to be the most addictive fast recipe that I can ever share with you.

To continue with my microwaving ventures, this recipe is the pride of my eye. As brownies are great even cold or at room temperature, it is the best gift to carry to a party, potluck or to a heart broken friend’s place. And just imagine how much cheaper this would be to the extremely expensive pastries that u normally take to these places. This recipe is quick, it takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, and yet quite dangerous; you will not be able to stop munching on these lovelies!!


100 gms Gourmet Chocolate Dark from Antara Chocolates company (approximately 6 ½ pieces)
2 eggs
4 tbsp veg oil
A pinch of salt
6 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp coffee (it’s not enough to make a mocha cake, but coffee just does something to the chocolate that it tastes much better.)
¼ cup roasted walnuts
6 tbsp flour


Yes guys, a brownie is made with real chocolates. This is the secret ingredient that gives that gooey texture and an immensely tasty chocolate flavour that we all love and adore!! But when working with chocolate, be very careful as chocolates can catch and burn easily. To melt the dark chocolate, either grate or break them into small pieces, and microwave for 15 seconds at a time. After every 15 seconds, swirl the chocolate around, till you get lump free and shiny melted chocolate. 100gms of our chocolate should take about 30-45 seconds to melt perfectly. The time will vary according to the temperature of the chocolate pieces and the microwave wattage. Once melted, keep it aside to cool a bit, while you work with the other ingredients.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the eggs and sugar till it’s nicely combined. As this recipe doesn't use a rising agent like soda or baking powder, whisking of eggs is very important and has to be done vigorously.

Now combine oil, salt and coffee in the creamed sugar and eggs mix, before adding in the cooled melted chocolate. Be very-very quick while mixing the warm chocolate in eggs making sure that the temperature of the chocolate does not cook the eggs. Mixing the chocolate little at a time, while constantly whisking it; helps the most. 
Combine the nuts and the flour, and mix it well in the batter (till u can’t see any dry flour left). Out of experience, I have noticed that if you mix flour to the nuts before adding it to your cake batter, the nuts tend to distribute evenly throughout the cake, without settling in the bottom.

Put the batter on a greased brownie pan and microwave it on high for 3 minutes. Perform the toothpick test to assure that the cake is cooked through. Deliciously addictive brownies ready in minutes...


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