Saturday, 10 July 2010

Best Cocoa Brownies


Hubby left to US today morning, and the taxi came exactly a hour and fifteen minutes earlier, it was such a panick, we woke up when he rang the door bell. I saw hubby rushing to the door to see if it was the taxi and saw him flying back inside well let me put like this I have never seen anyone getting dressed so fast.

There was no chit chat no tea just rushing to the bathroom etc............ I in the mean time rushed to the kitchen as the two pack of pralines was still in the fridge kept there as it was such hot weather ( he is also visitting sis and family) I stuffed them in his luggage, closed it and dragged the luggage to the corridor so he just have to take them.
Shyama was awake but she always stays in her bed and hubby goes to her room to say bye ( as it is early morning) but this time I told her come out of the bed other wise he will loose more time.
All in all it was a event full early morning.

Now to the recipe. I saw this Brownie recipe the day when Patricia posted in her beautiful delicous blog Technicolor. She post so much baking goodies that I hope I could do that.

It just showed up in my reader and I clicked to her page and the moment i read how delicous these were I had to make them ( this happend more then 2 weeks ago). I straight went to the kitchen and made them. It was the time when S was having her exams, so she was prteey pleased when she saw these yummy gooey looking Brownies when she had her break.
I have to agree withPatricia these are the best brownies i have ate and made. This is for sure a keeper.

10 tablespoons (140g/1 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter
1 ¼ (250g) cups sugar - I used vanilla sugar¾ cup + 2 tablespoons (I used lesser amount of sugar other wise it is a bit too sweet for my family)
(80g) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cold large eggs
½ cup (70g) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup (74g) walnut or pecan pieces (optional) i used them.

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Line the bottom and sides of a 20cm (8in) square baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides. Butter the foil.


In a medium heatproof bowl, add the butter and set on top of a large sauce pan with barely simmering water. Melt the butter, then add sugar and salt, and stir until well combined. Next add the cocoa powder and stir until mixture is smooth and hot enough that you want to remove your finger fairly quickly after dipping it in to test.

Remove the bowl from the skillet and set aside briefly until the mixture is only warm, not hot.Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with the wooden spoon or a rubber spatula. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread evenly in the lined pan.

Bake until a toothpick plunged into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack.Lift up the ends of the parchment or foil liner, and transfer the brownies to a cutting board. Cut into 16 or 25 squares.

48 comments:

simply.food said...

So very chocolicious and tasty.

Angie's Recipes said...

The brownies look great!
Well, why hurried? I meant the driver was TOO early, wasn't he?

Satya said...

yummy browinies,looks so delicious ...i will try it soon ..

meeso said...

They look so good! And It's a nice presentation :)

sabina said...

Wow Thanku so much for the recipe just seeing ur update i've prepared it and set to bake will let u know about the result....my hubby and daughter luv these moist brownies...

s said...

I spent the better part of the day trying to find a good brownie recipe..much like this one. The one I finally tried crumpled ...sigh..next time Im making these..

Priya said...

Picture itself says that these brownies are the best brownies..looks super prefect and yummy..

Shabs.. said...

Thanks god i just made a chocolate cake that tasted like brownie....else iwould have to do somthing about it!!!its looks soo gooodd....love the pic.

Sayantani said...

ahha thats an indulging recipe. love the clicks.

Happy Cook said...

Angie it was a airport service and in the drivers paperit was written a hour ealier and we just left it like that instead of arguing syaing better early than late.

Gloria said...

I hav eto made these brownies look fantastic and delicious happy Cook! xx gloria

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely..looks delicious...

Asha @ FSK said...

I love brownies.. they are such pick me ups!! :))

Parita said...

I too am planning to make brownies very soon! I love patricia's recipes too. Pics are really good!

Sumi said...

Your post is right on time , when I was searching for a good brownie recipe.Gonna bake this right away.

BTW, I have moved to Brussels last weekend, and the new house comes furnished with an oven.What more do I need :)..

Jayashree said...

What a coincidence....I was looking for a brownie recipe with cocoa powder and here you are with one. Thank you.

Pavithra said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm ..looks superb.. and wish I am there to grab one dear. Absolutely divine.

RV said...

Wishing your hubby a wonderful trip. The brownies are so delectable..

Anonymous said...

totally inviting yummy - Kalpana

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look wonderful! Marvelously chocolaty.

Cheers,

Rosa

sowmya's creative saga said...

long time I made brownies..should try this recipe..

MaryMoh said...

What a rush! I would have frozen when in such panic...haha. I think it was the driver's fault. He should wait. Love your brownies. I love brownies...one of my top favourite to bake and eat.

sra said...

you narration of your hubby's rush was v funny. and those brownies look gorgeous.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious

Nithu said...

It looks so good and tempting. Book marked.

indosungod said...

Wonder why some of these taxi guys arrive so early! We had that happen once but the driver said he was just going to sleep!

These brownies are great HC.

elra said...

Hi HC,
Thank you for the birthday wishes, it means a lot :)

Cheers,
elra

Gastronomy Gal said...

this sounds like a crazy morning- but the brownies do look lovely!

delhibelle said...

The brownies look so awesome..no wonder your daughter was delighted

suma said...

Yumm.. look so inviting..

jayasree said...

Brownies looks very inviting...Its long time since I have baked brownies.

Bong Mom said...

HC

You should have come along

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, I'm so glad to know you liked the recipe - that is great news! I love it when my readers make the recipes from the blog and they work out - it makes my day!
Your photos are stunning as well.
Thank you for your kind words!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Important point to say the batter should still be moist on the stick - nothing more disappointing than an overcooked dry brownie!

I've eaten a fair few in cafes lately but it's been months since I made some. Thanks for the reminder.

SS blogs here said...

That is such a cute post. Your brownie clicks have come out real elegant! Must try the recipe sometime.

Soma said...

This looks fabulous. have been wanting to come over after i saw these in the FB.. the entire day goes by and can't make time.

LOL i can almost visualize the hurried scene. but why did that guy come so early?

Cynthia said...

Finla, these look perfect!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

They so look so yum! And I'm sure we'd love them at home...

Sushma Mallya said...

Perfect brownies...looks so yum

lissie said...

brownies look so yum...I know they are the best!!!

Maria♥ said...

Wow these look so delicious! I could a slice right now.

Maria
x

mr. pineapple man said...

it really looks like the best!

Chef Dennis said...

I love brownies!! and it seems cocoa brownies are the best....thanks so much for sharing your day with us and this great brownie recipe!

Usha said...

Wow these brownies look fabulous, just perfect !

Aparna said...

They do look good, Finla.
I love the brownies made with chocolate but these type with cocoa are may faves.

Sophie said...

OOoooooh,...Aaaaaaah,....waw!!!

Your brownies look so delectable!

Nags said...

what i tried is very similar to this Finla :)

Happy Cook said...

Nags this is the best one i have made till now.