Friday, March 25, 2011

Coconut Brownies & An Update

Coconut Brownies ed

Having been born and brought up in Kerala and being from the GSB community,it is no wonder that I am kicked about Coconut.I've had numerous arguments with my non-malayali friends regarding the use of coconut oil exclusively for oiling hair.After all,the debate for the time being has come to a stand still what with The New York Times coming up with an article which gives Coconut Oil the much required Makeover.

Sometime back I saw a recipe for Coconut Brownies in Vanitha and as I was going through the recipe,there was a typo with regard to the amount of flour.I didn't want to the guess work and chose a basic Brownie recipe and tweaked it to make these Coconut Brownies.


Coconut Brownies
Basic Brownie Recipe here


Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2
Cocoa Powder - 1/3 cup
Flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch[skip if you are using salted Butter]
Chopped Cashews - 1/2 cup
Dessicated Coconut - 1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 170C.
Grease/line a 9' square baking pan.
Microwave the butter in a microwave safe bowl until melted[you can do this on stove top too].
Stir in the sugar and vanilla. 
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
Add the cocoa,beat well until well blended. 
Add the flour, baking powder and salt,beat well.
Stir in the nuts and the dessicated coconut.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. 
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the pan sides.

How did we like it -The brownies had a beautiful crust after baking and IMHO,that is a first brownie point[!].The flavor of coconut was not very dominant but the coconut flakes made it kind of chewy which we absolutely loved.I am planning to try adding shredded coconut by toasting it a bit before adding to the batter next time when I try it,that might give the brownies a more pronounced Coconut flavor.

Sending these Brownies across to my event The Best Brownie event and to Kerala Kitchen.


Update - Sometime back,I got a mail from Flipkart saying that they could not procure the book I had ordered[The Brownie book for the Giveaway].I tried getting it from some other sites too,but in vain.So unfortunately,I have to strike off that book from the Giveaway.

But worry not,I've got some other great choices for you.I have chosen 3 books from which you can make a choice if you win the Giveaway.They are

The Great Book of Chocolate By David Lebovitz


The Big Book of Baking by Parragon Publishers[I'd highly recommend this one!]


500 Cakes by Susannah Blake

Send in your entries quickly..


  1. Wow...superb brownies...coconut in anything is really a delicious recipe...Nice pics too...

  2. coconut in brownies, sounds so nice and i love to relish cookies and choclates which has coconut in that

  3. No matter what a Mallu will always remain a Mallu...and am glad I have company :D
    Kerala does have it's charms :)


  4. I am not able to decide which I have to drool over first.. the yumm coconut brownies or the decadent books! The Big book of baking has surely piqued my interest, heard its good..

    Hubby likes the choc-coco combo, gotta try this one for him. How about adding some coconut essence here? But first have to find it:-(

  5. Those brownies look so rich and fudgy... Would love it anytime...

  6. divya !! i never thought of coconut brownies...thanks !! looks good....btw fr which city is that giveaway and what are the rules ?

  7. Yummm... love the coconut chocolate combination...
    I would love any of those books they are great :)

  8. Looks so rich & truly a treat!!! Loved the idea of coconut flavor in brownies..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Brownies with coconut is a new it...nice recipe too.
    I love the Big Book of baking....

  10. coconut in brownies sounds so new and delicious..yumm..

  11. Wat a fabulous feast..coconut brownies looks stunning and irresistible..

  12. AM sure chocolate and coconut combo will win,loved the recipe...

  13. Thanks...the brownies looks so tempting and nice clicks...

  14. I love the combo of coconut and brownies. I had made some Chocolate Brownies with Macaroon Topping a while ago and they were GOOD!

  15. Delicious click...Absolutely mouthwatering..

  16. coconut in a thats something!

  17. Never heard of coconut brownies and these look delicious. Very yummy. Did I miss your giveaway? Those are some great books you've got listed! WOW!!


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