A chocolate brownie is a flat, baked dessert square that was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century. It is a cross between a cake and a soft cookie in texture and comes in a variety of forms.
It may be either fudgy or cakey and may include nuts, icing, chocolate chips, or other ingredients. A variation made with brown sugar and chocolate bits but without melted chocolate in the batter is called a Blonde Brownie.
Brownies are typically eaten by hand, often accompanied by milk or coffee. They are sometimes served warm with ice-cream, topped with whipped cream, or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Common lunchbox treats, they are also popular in restaurants.
These Brownies are My Absolutely Chocolaty Cake like Brownies indulged with goodness of Walnuts and Cherries. These are an absolute favorite in my family.
Sugar 1& ½ cup
Amul butter 100 gms(1 small packet)
Chocolate chips 1 & ½ cup
Walnuts 50 gms
Plain flour 1& ½ cup
Dark cocoa powder 3tbsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Vanilla pod 1 or use vanilla essence 2tsp
In a pan add milk, sugar, butter and chocolate chips and whisk it till it melts.Do not boil the milk.Keep stirring with a whisk till it melts all well together.Keep aside to cool down completely. Open and scratch out the vanilla pod or add vanilla pure essence and whisk again.
Preheat oven to its highest temperature. Butter 8-inch square cake pan or 9 and half inch rectangular pan. Line bottoms with butter paper.
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Sift it and mix all in a bowl.
Chop walnuts, cherries .Add 2tbsp plain flour to them and chocolate chips separately. All of walnuts, cherries and chocolate chips should be coated with plain flour nicely.
Whisk eggs in a separate bowl for 2 mins.
Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the flour and whisk it slowly like 10 times in a circular motion.Do not over beat.
Add the beaten egg mixture and stir slowly till well combined.
Add walnuts, cherries and chocolate chips and fold it with a spatula.
Scrape batter into prepared 8 inch square pan.
Bake at 162 deg for about 30-60 mins till done. Insert a toothpick into centers comes out clean or fudgy like crumbs on toothpick.
Let it cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake to loosen, and turn out the cake onto a plate.
Enjoy with a cuppa of milk/vanilla icecream or some yummy green cardamom or ginger tea!!
I drizzled it with more of melted dark chocolate and added chocolate chips and ate it plain too.Enjoy:)