Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate brownies so much and have always wanted to make them in my kitchen. A few days ago i was watching Masterchef Australia where a Masterclass was on. 
Gary Mehigan the host dished out the most delectable Brownie and the recipe screamed - TRY ME !. 

According to him the recipe if followed properly produces 'THE BEST BROWNIES IN TOWN '--- and i was hooked. The Brownie to be a winner must be Crusty outside and Gooey Inside .
Armed with a recipe i tried to  recreate the same magic of this lovely delight

  • Butter - 250 gm
  • Caster sugar - 515 gm
  • Cocoa powder - 90gm ( dutch processed preferably)
  • Eggs - 5
  • Plain Flour - 150 gm
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dark chocolate chopped - 175 gm ( i used 125 gm-approx)
  • Unsalted roasted chopped peanuts - handful ( i used roasted chopped walnuts)

Here's  how ----  

A peek in to the ingredients 

Preheat the oven to 165 C Keep a baking tray greased--

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.

Place the sugar, cocoa powder and melted butter in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater. I don't have an eletric beater so it was manual whisk. Whisk till the ingredients blend together well.

Whisk in the eggs (one at a time preferably) . It was very labour intensive and i went whisk, whisk, whisk for almost 15 minutes !

In separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder together, then fold the flour to the cocoa mixture.  I whisked again for 5-10 minutes

I had a pack of  Almond Treats--Cabury Temptations in my Fridge. I used approximately 125 gms along with the roasted n chopped almonds. Fold them through the batter. And again go whisking!!

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40- 45 min or until cooked completely! 

Leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes then slice and serve !

The Verdict:-

The Brownies tasted absolutely delightful and i think Gary would have loved it-- it was the way he described ----- gooey soft inside !!. 

My daughter gave me a very high praise saying she will not order Coco Lava Cakes from Dominos anymore--- and that is indeed something spectacular and huge because she is crazy about the choco lavas from Dominos !!

And my hubby -- well he just asked me to stay clear from baking for some time till he sheds off the calories he would have piled binging on them!!!

So go ahead and try this out ! And it's ok to let go n tuck in to this sinful wonder once in a while  !!!!

Sending this delectable hottie to Ria's Chocolate Extravaganza event announcement at Monthly Mingle

Also linking this to Sameena's Cookies & Cakes for X'Mas

Linking them to Smitha's Bye Bye 2010- Welcome 2011


  1. Hey,

    Keep rocking gal...Love the brownies...Check out the event in my blog as well!!:)


  2. OMG, fantastic and so inviting brownies...

  3. the brownies look so yummy tempting and inviting.

  4. these look so good, love brownies.

    have a wonderful weekend

  5. absolutely stunning recipe..
    Wishing you n your family a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS..:)
    Tasty appetite

  6. A Very Merry Christmas and wish you the best from 2011!!! The brownies look ravishingly yummy and to die for:) Lots of love & hugs,God Bless!!!!

  7. Chocolate brownies looks delicious.

    Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and happy holidays

  8. Mouthwatering and yummy brownies.An awesome Christmas treat.

  9. Ummm umm good :)
    love the super chocolate brownie :)

  10. Very decadent chocolate brownies!

  11. Those brownies look super delicious!

  12. Brownies look good. Wishing you and your family merry christmas and Happy New year.

  13. OMG! Brownies look awesome. Perfect recipe for Christmas. Festive wishes to you and your family.

    Hamaree Rasoi


  15. absolutely mouthwatering ...
    A very Merry Christmas and wish you the best from 2011..:)
    Tasty appetite

  16. Good one, thanks for sharing.

  17. Scrumptious and tempting brownies, Merry Christmas wishes..

  18. Looks soo yummy.Will you send me a piece please:).Merry Christmas.

  19. Hi Priya, Your brownies look so delicious! Merry Merry Christmas :)

  20. Oh, these brownies look so addictive! I must bake some now!!! :-) Merry Christmas, Priya!

  21. Yummy ...too tempting to resist, but risky for a bachelor like me to try out! Last year christmas i tried out a cake . I made one and served it to my friends. They no more visit my room . So I am not going to show off my cuisine skills to the friends, but i want to give this to my mom . May be this time i could prove that i can make things other than maggi noodles and omlet !!

  22. I am not sure there is a best brownie but reading how you made this, I am wondering, if you have something here. Melting the butter is unusual for me. I have to try this recipe.

  23. Hello, I tried out the recipe and followed it exactly, but the brownies just didnt cook thru in the centre. They are raw! I am using a Samsung Combination Oven and a glass pyrex dish. Have already baked them at 160 C for more than 1 hr and they are still raw! :(

    1. Hey Neha;

      Greetings - I am sorry for replying to you very late; it's an year already :( Since I had not subscribed by mail to the comments of this post, I had no idea of your comment. Coming to your query, I am sorry the cake did not bake well and it was raw. THe reason I can think is always use aluminium moulds and tins for baking. Being a good conductor of heat, it heats the dish quickly and evenly. In case you use a glass container be sure to reduce the temperature at least 25 degrees lesser than the suggested temperature as glass takes a longer time to heat. A higher temperature may lead to the mix starting to burn without being totally cooked through.