Saturday, December 8, 2012

Double Chocolate Brownies

I became an aunt for the first time to my brother and sister-in-law's cute baby boy. In my super excited mood, I baked a Double Chocolate Brownie for the little one's homecoming party! It was a big hit and all the pieces vanished before I could say 'brownie'!

This is a superb recipe I found on the Joyofbaking food blog. One cannot go wrong - very easy and quick. Plus, the use of microwave for melting only makes the entire process easier.

Butter – ½ 1 cup cut into pieces
Dark Chocolate – 150 gms
Instant Coffee powder – 1 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
Caster sugar – 1 cup
Eggs – 3, room temperature
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Flour – ¾ 1 cup
Salt – ¼ tsp
Chocolate chips – ½ 1 cup
Chopped walnuts – ¼ 1 cup

Grease and line a square baking tin. Preheat oven to 190C. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and chocolate and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir till the chocolate is melted. Add the instant coffee powder,cocoa powder and caster sugar and beat. Break in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add flour, salt and beat well. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow it to cool completely and cut into squares.

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