Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies
I am grateful to all of you, my friends who cared to enquire about my health.

I am feeling much better now. Thank you so much for your concern. I really really appreciate it...

It's been almost a month since I posted. And I wanted to come back with a something special, or rather something sweet. And what could be more enticing than a rich chocolate brownie, perfect for the Valentine season and perfect for Meeta's MM-Sweet Love too.



I dedicate this recipe to my family and to all my blogger buddies. Hope you enjoy this rich, chewy and chocolate-y dessert!

So, here goes the recipe..

All Purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
Cocoa Powder - 3/4 Cup
Eggs - 4
Softened Butter - 2 Sticks
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Extract - 2 Teaspoons
Honey - 1 Tablespoon
Sugar - 2 Cups

Sift the dry ingredients together. Beat the eggs till just blended and add butter, vanilla extract and honey to the dry ingredients and beat till blended. Do not blend for long or on a high speed. Pour into a greased brownie pan or into a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 30 mins or until the batter has set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Keep an eye on the brownies after about 20 mins. You don't want to end up with a charred mess! :-)

A word about brownies. Though brownies are similar to cakes, there is a difference between the two. Brownies are denser and richer and need a thick batter. Note the absence of leavening agents in the recipe. Cakes on the other hand have an airy texture and are lighter. A good cake comes from a batter which has enough air beaten into it.