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.

55 comments:

Lakshmik said...

Hi Chandrika

Hope you are feeling better now. I like brownies and will try out your version soon. Take care.

Chandrika said...

I am much better, Lakshmi! Thank you.. Hope you like my version...

Coffee said...

Good to know you r feeling better :)

What a come back!!!! The brownies look heavenly!!!! I have a chocolate brownie sundae on my blog if you want to check :)

Asha said...

These brownies are to die for!My kids would love them.Thank you Chandrika.I love the new look too.I can't post more than 500pixel ,how do you do it?

Glad you are feeling better!:))

Chandrika said...

Thanks Coffee! I had a look at your post...Looks delicious! :-)

Chandrika said...

Hey Asha, I am really glad to hear that... Kids can't get enough of chocolate and for that matter, we ladies too... :-)

And the blog look...I haven't changed it much, Asha...Just the font and a couple of things here and there... I upload my pictures onto Flickr and use the link in my posts...If we use blogger alone for the pics, we can't get past those 500 pixles...

Meeta said...

Nice looking brownies. A great contribution to the MM. Thank you.

Chandrika said...

Thanks Meeta!

nalini said...

Looks so---delicious! Thanks for sharing, Nalini

Priya said...

Great to see you back in action Chandrika. And even better since you came back with my favorite dessert ;-)

Jaya said...

Dear Chandrika,
Hope you feel better ,
Lovely Brownies and wonderful entry to the event ..
Hugs and smiles
Jaya

Nidhi said...

Good to have you back Chandrika! I have been missing your posts. Those chocolate brownies are a must try recipe for me. I love brownies and yours are looking just perfect...will try them soon.
Take care, Nidhi.

Seema said...

ChAdrika,
Lovely looking brownies gal. Gottu try them sometime soon.

Revathi said...

hi chandrika
welcome back. what a nice way to come back with a sweet. !!!

Maheswari said...

That's great entry for MM.Brownies looks delicious.

Linda said...

Hi Chandrika, brownies look fantastic. Honey in the batter is a really interesting addition! Glad you're feeling better :)

swapna said...

hi chandrika
nice to see u back..
the picture is really very nice..
i do this but never added honey..

Brilynn said...

Brownies are perfect anytime of year!

Chandrika said...

Thanks, Nalini!

Thanks Priya! :-) Your tiramisu is awesome!

Thanks Jaya! I am much better now...

Sia's corner said...

beautiful picture... love the choco brownies with little mint leaves there... and even the pic and recipe of potato puli is beautiful...

Vini K said...

Hi Chandrika,thank you for all your words dear.Hope you are feeling better now..get well soon and get going girl!:D Brownies look delicious.

Ashwini said...

Glad to see you back Chandrika...the brownies look decadent~!

Menu Today said...

Hi Chandrika,
Lovely looking brownies....
Take care of your health

Sandeepa said...

Hi Chandrika
The brownies look sinful. Good to see you back

Hema said...

Wow Chandrika, Brownies look so good. I was craving for some yesterday and bought a pillsbury pack. Wish I had seen your post sooner. Next time.

padmaja said...

HI Chandrika
Hope ur feeling better now. Brownies looks delicous

Anonymous said...

Hi,
You have a nice blog & some great recipes. The font makes it a bit difficult to read though:-(
I guess nobody else is having a problem . Anyways,I will keep coming back for more!

Sanjana said...

Hi Chandrika

Lovely brownies. Would some day like to bake these brownies. But I have tried these eggless brownies recipe which comes out with great success.
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/31983-post67.html

Priya said...

Helllooooooo...somebody is missing u here !! :-( Hope your doing great :-)

Mallugirl said...

I guess those brownies will make anyone feel better! WIll soon try it on my brownie afficianado son.

Mishmash ! said...

Hi Chandrika, Thanks for dropping by my page. Hey, You have a beautiful blog with great pictures which is a visual treat. Some of your recipes like flavoured butter, oatmeal raisin scones did interest me :) Will be coming for more.

Take care
Shn

Suma Gandlur said...

Chandrika,
Hope you are doing good.Thanks for dropping my blog. Few months ago, when I was searching for some ragi recipes, I came across your wonderful blog and the recipe of ragi halwa.I had no idea till then about food blogs.So, your blog was one of those which inspired me to have one of my own. Thanks.

KitchenFairy said...

Hi chandrika,
Thank u very much for visiting my blog..You have a nice blog here..But I cannot see the pictures..Is that pictures loaded through flicker..

Jyothsna said...

Hi Chandrika,
Thanks for visiting my blog! You have a nice blog here and many of your recipes are interesting. Will keep coming!:)

Nandita said...

Hey Chandrika,
Your pics look so real that i feel I'll put on weight just looking at your gorgeous gooey brownies. Take care of your health!

sailaja said...

What a comeback,Chandrika. Lovely picture of brownies! Take care of yourself and get as much rest as possible!

Sanjana said...

Hi Chandrika
I tried this recipe of Chocolate Brownies last Saturday. I baked it for Saturday dinner. Came out superb. All of us loved this sinful taste with a dollop of ice cream over it.
Chk out another version of chocolate brownies here:
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/31983-post67.html

Chandrika said...

Thanks Sia!

I am much better, Vini..Thanks so much for the care..

Chandrika said...

Hey, thanks Nidhi..Will post soon...In a couple of days..

Thanks for dropping by Seema...

Thanks Revathi...Am missing your posts...

Thanks, Maheswari..

Chandrika said...

Linda & Swapna, I am glad you liked them...I use honey in all my baking which calls for eggs...It reduces the eggy smell..

Welcome to my blog, Brilynn! Keep Visiting!

Chandrika said...

Thanks Ashwini and Sandeepa!

MT, thanks dear..Yes, I am very careful about my health nowadays...

Hema, I was also about to get a Pillsbury pack, when I decided to make them myself..And I am glad I did so... :-)

I am feeling great, Padmaja! Thanks for dropping by!

Chandrika said...

Hi Anonymous,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for the wonderful comments. Oh, I never realised that the font was unreadable on some monitors...Thanks for letting me know and I am sorry! I have changed the font...Hope you would really enjoy your visit to my blog now! :-) Keep visiting!

Chandrika said...

Hey Priya! It feels so good to be missed...Ok ok..I won't stretch it...My next post is almost ready!

Chandrika said...

Mallugirl, hope your son likes them!

Shn, thank you for your wonderful words! Keep visiting!

Chandrika said...

Suma, thank you for your generous words..I feel truly honored! Hope to see you often!

Chandrika said...

KitchenFairy, welcome to my blog..Can't see the pictures? That's strange...Ya, I load them from Flickr... Can you please check once again and let me know...

Chandrika said...

Welcome to my blog,Jyothsna! And thank you for your kind words!

Chandrika said...

Thanks Nandita, that was one happy remark! Do visit often..I promise not to tempt you! :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks so much for your care, Sailu! I really appreciate it!

Chandrika said...

Sanjana, I am so glad you loved this recipe.. I will check out the link soon...

chocolate strawberries said...

Here's how to make delicious chocolate covered strawberries. First of all ensure that the strawberries you are intending to use are dry, then allow them to be room temperature warm prior to making them. After the strawberries have been covered in chocolate, put them in your refrigerator to cool, but do not store them in the fridge. Consume within 1-2 days.

KM said...

Hi Chandrika,
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just made it today and it came out pretty good.

-KM

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veena said...

i tried with half the portions and it tured out so yummy, my husband ate the whole leaving a tiny piece for me, keep come up with more excellent tasty recipe

Divya said...

Hi Chandrika,

Brownies look yummy..got to try it soon!!!