Brownies makes me nostalgic,reminds me of my college days!!!When I was in my final year,a coffee shop opened near our college-Coffee Beanz.It was an all in one shop with food,beverages,ice-creams-even appam & stew adorning their menus.Me and my best friend M started to haunt this shop almost daily,yes daily!!Our order was almost always the same-2 cold coffees&2 brownies with ice-cream.God,even thinking about that makes me drool.They were so rich and yummy that one had to struggle to stop at one.We were not so diet conscious then,unlike todays's college going girls[;-)],we sometimes gave in to our temptation and ordered another one.I mean,who can resist those yummies with chocolate chips oozing out of them and garnished with walnuts?We couldn't!!
I've always wanted to prepare them at home,but the list of ingredients it had always puts me off.And half of the ingredients were not available here too.So we always bought it from outside whenever we felt like eating it.I have written down quite a few number of brownie recipes in my cookbook and have bookmarked many more.But never actually thought of making it.I was looking for a recipe in my book and came across this lovely brownie recipe which I had written down from Srivalli's blog.It has two recipes,one with eggs and one eggless.Moreoever,it required use of 1/2 a tin of milkmaid and I had some ready in my fridge remaining from the Chocolate cake recipe.They came out wonderful,only thing,a little less sweeter than we had expected.So if you want it sweeter,increase the amount of sugar.So brownies it is!!!
Eggless Chocolate Brownie with Banana
Maida - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Milkmaid- 200 gms (Half tin)
Butter - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 2 tsp
Ripe Banana - 1 small one
Crushed Walnuts,Cashewnuts - about 2 tbsp
Melt the butter in Microwavefor 1 minute. Mix in the milkmaid, blend it to a smooth paste using a blender.
Mash the banana well and mix to the above butter & milkmaid mix.Add sugar and blend again to get a smooth paste.
In another bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Then add to the butter mix and blend well.
Transfer the mix to a greased microwave safe dish.I used the wax paper which comes as the butter cover,so did not grease the pan.
Microwave this mix for 4 minutes. Let it rest in the microwave for a minute, then remove to the wire rack for another 2 minutes.
Brownies are ready to be savoured!!!
I had bookmarked this recipe on the day Sri had posted it(almost 2 months back) and also had written it down,just in case!!So this one goes to Bookmarked recipes event conducted by Ruth.Check out the round-up here!!