For day 2 of the marathon, I have another rich, chocolate treat, a nutty brownie. The recipe is from Joy of Baking and these brownies have a dry flaky crust and a moist texture inside. I used walnuts & pecans to make these brownies a little healthy. I followed the recipe as given except the addition of nuts.
Source: Joy of Baking
Total Time: 40 - 45 minutes
Preparation: 10 - 15 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 16 pieces
- 5 oz. Semisweet Chocolate chopped (can use bitter chocolate)
- 1 stick (½ cup or 113 grams) Unsalted Butter chopped
- 2 tbsp. Coco Powder (I used Nestle Toll House baking coco powder)
- 200 grams or 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 3 Large Eggs at room temperature (I left them on the counter top for 2 hours)
- 95 grams or ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 125 grams or 1 cup chopped Nuts (opt.) I used pecans & Walnuts (Can substitute with 125 grams or ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Place the oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.
- Grease an 8x8 baking pan with butter. I used the butter wrap to grease the pan. Line the pan with a baking sheet / wax paper / parchment paper.
- Sieve together flour & salt and keep it aside. Also measure all the ingredients and keep them ready before proceeding with the preparation.
- Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler; that is, boil water in a sauce pan and reduce the flame to low, to simmer the water. Take chocolate and butter into a glass or a stainless steel mixing bowl and place it over the simmering saucepan. Melt the butter and chocolate mixing/whisking the mixture. Remove the mixing bowl from simmering sauce pan when chocolate & butter is completely melted.
- Add coco powder to the chocolate mixture and mix/whisk well.
- Add sugar and mix.
- Add vanilla extract & eggs and whisk well to incorporate the eggs.
- Add the flour and stir well until the flour is well incorporated.
- Add nuts or chocolate chips and mix well.
- Transfer the batter to the greased baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes. I baked mine for 30 minutes. After 25 minutes into baking check to see if the brownie is done. When tooth pick inserted in the center of the pan, the pick should have some batter and crumbs sticking to it. Check the video on Joy of Baking for the doneness test. It is 5:36 minutes into the video.
- Remove from the oven and cool it on the rack.
- Once cool, cut the brownie into desired sizes and store in an airtight container. Brownies can be stored in the pantry for up to a week or in the refrigerated. These can also be freeze but I have never done so.
This day in 2011: Egg Bhurji in 2011
Event Entries: Sending these brownies to Srivalli's Chocolate Mela, Pradnya's Bake Fest # 3, an event started by Vardhini and to Srav's Cooking Concepts # 6: Chocolate Fest.
How do you measure/weigh the flour, sugar etc ?
I use measuring cups or a weighing scale for weighing the ingredients. Measuring cups & spoons are available in stores.
just loved the brownies..looks awesome n yumm.nive space u have...
visit my space wen u r free
Very unique and delicious brownies !! thanks for linking to the event !!
Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest
Usha, I cant take my eyes off it!!!
Gayathri Kumar says
Brownie looks very delicious...
Cool Lassie says
Love this nutty brownie! Looks divine!
Sinfully delicious.Would love to try it without eggs...
great looking perfect brownies.can i have few to try before i could make.
Its looks so tempting and has come out so well.love your crockery
need I say something?....absolutely sinful...gorgeous!!..loving them..n wen Valli makes the eggless version will give it a try!!
superb and sinful 🙂 wish could make it eggless 🙂
Look forward to the series, Usha !
perfect crust on top, lovely recipe, thanks for linking to the event
Perfect and deliciously made!
Oh such a lovely sinful treat!
Divya Vikram says
Nuts in brownies always taste amazing. Your brownies look great )
Perfect brownies,wonderful click and your picture makes me drool......
Suma Gandlur says
They look perfect.
Yummy looking brownies. Love the addition of nuts. Crunchy and delicious.
Omg, seriously those brownies looks absolutely sinful.
Usha....I have bookmarked this
yummy and delicious brownie. Great clicks.
decadent at its very best!!
loos so yummy and rich!
Seriously that's sinful usha..now I understand why you wanted time..LOL..wish it was only without eggs..anyway will try to do that!
hehe.. I can never plan ahead.. I only got the first 2 posts done before the BM started.. 🙁 So much for planning ahead.. My actual bm & the kick of doing a bm starts from today, trying to prepare and write the post to meet the deadline!
To try brownies, I think Konda & the twins will love them