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Chocolate Brownies

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Who can resist chocolate and a brownie at that.:) I first tasted brownies a few years ago at a friends home whose mother used to run a home-based bakery business. I could never resist brownies, the fudgy kind, which can be terribly addictive especially over a cup of coffee. I’ve never tried preparing them at home till recently when I ate a warm piece of chocolate fudge brownie at Cafe Day. I wanted to re-create the same at home and decided on this recipe (from allrecipes) for homemade chocolate brownies and its a winner. A basic easy chocolate brownie recipe where nuts are optional and so is the frosting. I like brownies without nuts, just plain simple chocolatey flavor, chewy and with a bit of fudge.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 30 mts

Recipe Source: Allrecipes

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

pinch of salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan and line with butter paper.
2 Place a medium heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Place butter in the bowl and let it melt. Remove the bowl from the simmering water and stir in the sugar. It will appear grainy at this point.
3Whisk in eggs, one after the other and add the vanilla essence before adding the flour. Mix in cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder until no trace of flour is left, using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into prepared pan.
4 Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Do not overcook. When you find that the edges have gone slightly dry and the top is cracked, you know its cooked.
5 Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares at room temperature and top with walnut (I sprinkled some brown sugar on top). Store in an airtight container.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Cook time: min
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Who can resist chocolate and a brownie at that. A basic easy chocolate brownie recipe where nuts are optional and so is the frosting. I like brownies without nuts, just plain simple chocolatey flavor, chewy and with a bit of fudge.

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By • Apr 23rd, 2008 • Category: All Recipes, Cake Recipes, Flour Recipes

  • http://www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com Srivalli

    Looks just too yummy!

  • http://wwwcookspot.blogspot.com sushma

    Sailu those pieces luk so tempting, browines r my fav..

  • http://www.tangerineskitchen.blogspot.com rachel

    What are those on the surface in the first pic…Walnuts?

    Brown sugar. My son, Nehal, helped sprinkle some brown sugar over the batter just before baking.:)

  • http://kailaskitchen.blogspot.com Jayasree

    You have got perfect delicious brownies. Looks very yummy.

  • http://arundati.wordpress.com arundati

    of all the baking escapades i have had…brownies have gotten me the most fame and praise…arent they the best…most satisfying stuff to make!! love your pics…the one on the wire rack is super!!

  • http://www.egglesscooking.com Madhuram

    It looks so moist and delicious.

  • http://rupasivanarayana.wordpress.com/ Rupa

    am drooling…looks so delicious….wish they were eggless….you have a great blog…and superb pics….

  • http://www.arundathi-foodblog.blogspot.com Arundathi

    Wonderful photos! Love brownies without nuts, and this one looks completely do-able even for a novice baker like me!

  • http://www.nalapaka.blogspot.com vanamala

    looks so gorgeous ….. I am sure taste is also yummy.

  • http://www.samaithupaarkalaam.blogspot.com Kalai

    Brownies are one of my all time favorites!! Wonderful recipe. :)

  • http://acookatheart.blogspot.com Manasi

    DIVINE!!
    These are so so tempting! I love the chocolatey goodness! awesome pics!

  • http://funwithspices.blogspot.com/ Divya Sharma

    Wonderful recipe …It looks so tempting

  • http://www.TheCookingAdventuresofChefPaz.com Paz

    Your brownies look scrumptious!

    Paz

  • http://www.divya-dilse.blogspot.com Divya Vikram

    Wow..looks so delicious

  • http://funnfud.blogspot.com Mansi

    The easiest to make and the best to eat! they look very inviting Sailu!:)

  • http://masalamagic.blogspot.com Latha

    they look groovy sailu. i always bake mine from the brownie mixes we get here.. u’re looks simple :-)

  • http://archysrecipes.blogspot.com/ Archy

    Wow.. simple and lovely brownie sailu !! can i make eggless ??

    Archy, planning to blog eggless brownies too.:)

  • Cham

    They look gorgeous those brownies!

  • http://www.peppermill-miri.blogspot.com Miri

    I don’t like the nuts in brownies too – these look simply delicious!

    Miri

  • Reena

    Dear Sailu,

    I just love your blog and your recipes and pictures..They are too tempting..This brownie is on my list to do specially for my 3 year old son, who loves treats like these…I like your site since the instructions are clear and simple. Keep it going!

    Reena

  • http://www.cookingandme.blogspot.com nags

    oh my god! i saw ur title n started drooling but it didnt prepare me for this awesome pic ! yummmyy!!

  • http://www.spicyandhra.org Padmaja

    Sailu!!
    I instantly fell in love with those brownies!! Can’t wait to try them.
    Simply beautiful!!

  • http://sailusfood.com sailu
    Thank you for taking time to leave your kind comments. Hope to blog eggless brownie recipe too.:)
  • http://www.burntmouth.com Zlamushka

    Hei Sailu, gorgeous cakes. I love your foodography. Everything is alwasy so detailed.

  • http://redchillies.us RedChillies

    I know, who can resist those beauties? Beautiful pictures Sailu, I loved the first one. The color combination, the clarity just looks perfect!

  • http://chatkhor.blogspot.com Swati

    gorgeous brownies…. u r tooo good…

  • Anu

    sailu garu .. mee blog lo photos just amazing
    asalu simply mind blowing

    I just keep drooling at those pictures
    some times when we open this site in office .. it gets so embarassing :)

    Good Job !!

  • http://spicysouthernfood.blogspot.com Priya Balchand

    Hi,
    Just came across your site and found it inspiring, you are doing a great job :-)

  • http://soupsnsnacks.blogspot.com Anjali J.

    Chocolate brownies are my fav, though i never tried to make them at home :)
    they looks so delicious. sailu i have tried ur recipe from ur blog pepper flavoured rice and link to ur post and i sent it to MBP :) did u check that?

    Yes, Anjali, did check out your post and left a comment too.:)

  • Deepthi

    Hi,

    The Brownies are great, i looking for a good brownie recipe from a longtime.This seems to be a very good one.

    Can you provide me with a eggless Brownie recipe, that will be of great favor.

  • Krishna

    Those brownies look yummy. My favorite dessert when served warm topped with vanilla bean ice-cream and hot chocolate fudge topped on ice-cream. Serve it in a very warm place to make it more interesting. I love baking brownies for my kids and one trick to keep them moist is to mix little chocolate syrup into the brownie mix and to not over smoothen the batter. You want it to be little chunky.

    Thank you for the tips, Krishna. My son would love his brownie topped with ice cream.:)

  • http://foodblogga.blogspot.com Susan from Food Blogga

    Mmmm… those are the fudgiest ever brownies! I’ll have to add nuts to mine though; I’m definitely a walnuts-in-brownie kind of girl.

  • http://www.meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    Brownies were the first recipe I learned in baking and that I could make alone without my mother’s assistance. These look delicious!

  • http://www.simplerecipes4all.blogspot.com Dee and Chai

    Oh Girl, your pics make us want brownies NOW! Great pics and a great brownie recipe.

  • http://fusion-rg.blogspot.com renuka

    Hi,
    I am a first timer to your excellent blog. Lovely brownies, feel like having one.

  • http://www.fantasycookblog.blogspot.com Purnima

    Sailu, brownies look great!

  • http://raajis-kitchen.blogspot.com/ raaji

    hey this looks cool
    nice job……
    check out my blog at raajis-kitchen.blogspot.com/

  • sona

    real yummy brownies.just waiting to try them.just luv ur pictures.great job.thanks for sharing ur recipies with everyone.

  • Sailaja

    Hi Sailaja,

    I have come across your “well presented” recipes during the web search as my 2 daughters love baking.

    I would like to ask you a question – regarding the best ‘baking oven’ sold in India. Do you know of a good baking oven available in India – the one that is “tried & found satisfactory” by all those who love baking brownies,cookies,cakes etc.

    Would appreciate yr. help very much in this regard as kids are ‘hell bent’ on (b)/making wholesome cake in X-mas holidays.

    Best Wishes & Regards,
    Sailaja

    Thank you for your kind words, Sailaja. OTG (Oven-Toaster-Grill) works best for me. I use Murphy Richards OTG.

  • Meena

    Hi Sailu,

    I was browsing thru yur recipes and got stuck with your brownies photo. I was also wanting to munch on something so straight away followed your recipe and the result ??? amazing… this is exactly what I wanted. chocolaty, chewy, tasty… perfect brownie.
    thank you very much for this recipe.
    also, I jsut luv your baking section. my eyes are on the breads / buns…and would luv to try.
    Tell me, can I prepare the bread using dry yeast????

    Regards,

    I’m glad you enjoyed the brownies, Meena. Yes, you can use dry yeast also though I have not tried making bread with dry yeast yet.

  • ABC

    Which baking coca did u use? I heard sometimes it turns bitter. So want to know.
    Thanks

    I use Cadbury unsweetened cocoa pwd.

  • Lakshmi

    I happened to visit your website while searching for recipes to make chocolate brownies. I have murphy richards 18 ltr OTG which i purchased yesterday. According to the directions on the user manual, i preheated the oven on 250 degrees for 10 mins on toast mode. After tht i placed my brownie mixture directly on the greased cooking tray which came along with the new OTG. After i placed the tray inside on middle shelf, i set the timer for 20 mins since my quantity of batter of very less. I did not change the temperature from 250 deg. It remained at 250 deg. I just changed the mode to baking. The brownies were burnt and hard. The bottom of the brownie became black and crisp.

    After this experiment i came across your recipe. You say preheat the oven to 175 deg. for how many mins? shd 10 mins be ok? And you say ‘bake for 30 mins’. At what temperature? same 175 deg or higher? Pls clarify.

    Thanks so much.

    Pre-heat oven at 175 for 10 mts. Bake at 175 degrees for atleast 20 mts, check at this point. When you prick with a toothpick in the middle of the brownie tray, it will appear fudgy, if you feel it still needs to be cooked, cook for another 5-10 mts.

  • Varsha

    Hi,

    Can i bake cake in a microwave.

  • Sumathi

    Hi – Can you let us know how to make brownies in a microwave oven?

  • Srividhya

    Hello Sailu,

    You have been a great inspiration for me in trying out new recipes. Whatever i have cooked seeing ur recipes has gotten me great appreciation from my hubby. I am interested in baking and i do have an OTG – but it doesnt have a temperature control knob. I think its the basic model of morphy richards OTG- its just 9 ltrs. It has Bake/Toast/ Keep Warm / Broil and timer for 60 mins. When i didn’t know much about OTGs I purchased it. Can u tell me how to use that? I really havent touched it for so long as whatever i tried turns out to be a disaster. Thanks again for your recipes which are amazing.

    • Mercy

      Hi Srividhya,

      Did you get the answer to your question of how to use OTG without Temperature Control. I happened to get Bajaj OTG 9 lts as a gift and it too does not have a temperature control. I am looking for few tips.

      Thanks,
      Mercy.

      • shikha

        I too got a Bajaj OTG as a gift which does not have temperature control. all it has is 1) Knob for choosing heaters i.e top, bottom or both 2)Timer for 15 minutes.Please tell me how can I use it to bake cakes..And whether steel utensils be used in it or not… please reply.. thanks

        • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

          I’m not sure how it will work, Shikha. Sorry about that. You should not use stainless steel. Use aluminum baking pans.

        • http://www.ruchikrandhap.blogspot.com Shireen

          Hi Mercy & Shikha,

          I too have got a Bajaj OTG as a gift and I am trying to figure out how to use it. It is very difficult as somehow the automatic preheat function is absent like in the convection microwave I own (in which I have successfully baked cakes for over 4yrs). Unlike the microwave which has a digital temperature control and by just pressing the required heat (170, 180 degrees etc), it preheats by itself & sounds a beep when done (takes abt 6-7mins for preheating) and then you need to put the cake tin inside.

          After a lot of hunting on the internet & reading the Bajaj manual, I found that what I have is called the ‘toaster oven’ and you need to preheat the oven on toast mode at 250 degrees for 5-10mins (max 10mins). When the timer goes off, open the door & place the cake tin (aluminium or glass bakeware only – like pyrex, borosil etc) inside and set the timer again for the baking time as specified by the recipe.

          You may ask what the toast mode is…i am presuming it is the one where the bottom element gets heated. Going by the logic that if you keep bread pieces on the wire rack to be toasted & the bottom element is ON, u get toasts!! I dont know if i am right or wrong, but i am giving a last try before the junk my oven (which I dont want to do – but have had way too many baking disasters)

          Hope this helps, u cud also check Youtube for tips & ideas. Good luck!

          Rgds,
          Shireen

  • manasa

    can you tell me how to make this brownies eggless?

  • bob

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  • srividya

    Thanks Sailu for all your great receipes. Can we use Drinking Chocolate powder instead of cocoa powder for the brownies receipe ? Thank you once again.

    Your welcome. I’d suggest using cocoa pwd. Having said that, you can try drinking chocolate pwd and cut down on the sugar. Do leave your feedback, Srividya. :)

  • mona

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried out the chocolate brownie and the taste and texture came out great. Thankyou. I did have one little problem though. Please advice. I took out the brownie along with the butter paper from the baking tray and let it cool. After it cooled down I tried to remove the butter paper but it did not peel away easily from the brownie and in the process of getting the paper out(which came away in bits and pieces and took quite some time) the brownie ended up in chunks instead of neat squares. Should I have had removed the butter paper before allowing the brownie to cool. Must however add that all this was worth the time when we sank our teeth into the brownie.

    Thanks
    Mona

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Grease the tray and then line with butter paper. Let cool completely and then peel.

  • gastronomist =p

    i have tried your recipe this evening and it was marvelous!my siblings keep asking for more.thanks for sharing! =)

  • santhoshi

    the photos are so nice that i’ve decided to make them right now. i think they must be delicious.

  • http://jdesignlab.com Jyoti

    I’ve been baking brownies for more than a decade but this recipe has turned out absolutely first rate – I just love its simplicity!

  • Slokam

    Hii Sailu garu…

    Gud site and mouth watering recipes…

  • pinky

    Hi sailu I followed the same recipe and it turned out great..thank you so much….can u please post the recipies for chocolates and candies….your recipes are simple and easy to follow so we all will hv great time trying those too.. please

  • http://fchakrabarti.blogspot.com/ Fanny Chakrabarti

    Hi
    Just came across this link thru the one posted on FB by a friend and i loved it! Plan to begin slow – with the brownie recipe (die-hard-cook-for-kid fan!). would like to send you a personal email for a feature….pl do let me know – am presently based in vizag too….

  • aparnna

    Hi,

    Thank you for so many wonderful recipes. I just love the spinach sandwich. Its a regular now at home.I would like to know if I can use granulated sugar instead of brown sugar for the brownies?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can use granulated sugar.

  • Sandhya

    Hi Sailu garu been a great fan of ur blog from last year or so and great inspiration for me in trying out new recipes.Wanted to bake brownies today.Is All purpose flour the same as maida as i have noticed that we dont get all purpose flour out here in india.Could greatly appreciate you response!!!!

  • Sandhya

    Hi Sailu garu been a great fan of ur blog from last year or so and great inspiration for me in trying out new recipes.Wanted to bake brownies today.Is All purpose flour the same as maida as i have noticed that we dont get all purpose flour out here in india.Could greatly appreciate your response.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, its maida.

  • Aparna

    Hi Sailaja,

    tried this recipe twice, followed every step from your recipe. But I couldnt manage to get soft brownies.. Can you say why?

    They were tasty but little crisp on the upper half..

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Place the baking tray in the middle rack of oven and do not over bake. Reduce baking time next time you bake brownies.

  • Abc

    test

  • Navyaperla

    I tried this Recipe ..Everything turned out good but no enough Sugar.Can help me

  • Navyaperla

    I tried this Recipe ..Everything turned out good but no enough Sugar.Can help me

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Sailuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu………….I tried this and it tastes heavenly.. just sitting with a piece of it and typing.. I wud say this s t best Brownie recipe ever.. Thank u for t recipe

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Sailuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu………….I tried this and it tastes heavenly.. just sitting with a piece of it and typing.. I wud say this s t best Brownie recipe ever.. Thank u for t recipe

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Sailuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu………….I tried this and it tastes heavenly.. just sitting with a piece of it and typing.. I wud say this s t best Brownie recipe ever.. Thank u for t recipe

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Forgot to mention that ur tangy bittergourd pulusu and paneer butter msala turned out to be perfect too..

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Forgot to mention that ur tangy bittergourd pulusu and paneer butter msala turned out to be perfect too..

  • Muthuswamy Aarthi

    Forgot to mention that ur tangy bittergourd pulusu and paneer butter msala turned out to be perfect too..

  • ss

    try this brownie with vanilla ice cream.

  • Ratna

    Can you pls let me know eggless brownie recipe.

  • Ann Santos

    sounds easy to make and inexpensive, i’ll definitely try to make this weekend with few nuts to add.
    thanks a million.

  • Kirti Premanand

    Dear Sailu, I tried this recipe today and it turned out like coffee day’s nutty fudge brownie. I made a couple of changes though, I added plain white sugar instead of brown sugar( I powdered 1 cup granulated white sugar) and baked it in an 8″ inch round pan( I dint have a square pan) for only 15 -17 min and added walnuts as well. It was yummy. Thanks a lot.

  • Jyo

    where can v get this brown sugar in vsp ? Orelse can v replace it with white sugar ?

  • Hanisha Arora

    Hey ur recipes are amazing… i Hv been searching for perfect brownie recipe since a long tym can u pls help me out with an eggless version……