Brownies make me forget my diets,coming to think of it,I seriously can’t resist a Fudgy gooey brownie and I have enough will power[I believe] to overlook the dessert section otherwise!Precisely the reason why I have not ventured much into Brownie baking.I love my brownies with a dollop or more of Chocolate ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with toasted nuts,serious calorie overload;).
But a Brownie as gooey,fudgy and chocolatey and as the name says Classic as this is not to be ignored.I wanted to bake it immediately,as in just.right.now when I saw DK’s post but I resisted and waited for an occasion.I was lucky that it came just a few days later.Baked it for a friend who is as crazy about Brownies as I am and I am good to go.For the first time ever,I baked it at 11pm as Ajay sat watching his Friday night Hbo movie.
DK..I can’t thank you enough for this masterpiece.I have my go-to Brownie recipe now and if it was not made as an edible gift,I am sure I would have gobbled down the whole batch.I skipped the icing but the taste is not one bit compromised.. I can see myself baking this again..and again.
[Recipe source - DK of Chefinyou]
Ingredients – yields about 12-16 pieces
Flour - ½ cup
Baking powder – ¾ tsp
Salt – a pinch
Walnuts,chopped – 1 cup
Eggs, lightly beaten -2[or 4 egg whites]
Butter, melted – ¾ cup
Cocoa – 6 tbsp
Sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Preheat Oven 350F. Grease an 8 inch square shallow cake pan with wax paper. Mix the butter and cocoa in a pan and set aside.
Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
Mix it along with cocoa mixture.
Stir in the nuts.
Sift over the flour and fold it along with the mixture.
Pour this mixture into the cake pan and bake for 20-35 minutes until risen. It will still look soft and wet but it will cook further while cooling. Let it sit to cool.
DK’s notes - It would make about 12 large pieces. You can cut it into smaller pieces since its pretty rich. Its gooey, smooth, chewy with a slight crunch from the nuts.
It had an oh-so-nice crust and according to me the crust makes the brownies,period.I just can't rave enough about this one..:).Thanks again DK!!