The other day , after Zoey had a mouthful of chocolate brownies at Gloria Jeans cafe, asked away, Mama why you no make these at home, brownies so yum mama!
I knew I had to try, making brownies is not a big deal, but making good brownies is. I had earlier made brownies from TheJoyofBaking, with satisfactory results, but this time, I wanted to try a recipe that would make ones similar to the ones we had at Gloria Jeans.
Brownies , from what I have read, were discovered by an accident when the baker forgot to add baking powder to the chocolate cake batter. Disaster as much as they thought it was, today brownies of various textures and kinds are loved around the world. The earlier recipe I used from JoyofBaking used cooking chocolate as well, but I didnt have any on hand this day- and thats where Hersheys brownies are perfect, so easy – with gorgeous results.
What I love about making brownies- no beating, foaming, no tricky business. All you need is a hand whisk and your humble ingredients. The butter amount in brownies of any sort is high, and they are supposed to be decadent- calorie watchers, dont even scroll down and drool!
This recipe is Hersheys Best ever Chocolate brownies. What I like about this recipe – no need of chocolate. All you need is cocoa powder ( which is ALWAYS there in the baking shelf at my home ) . Easy peasy recipe
Without yapping any further, let me give away the recipe
Butter melted – 1/2 cup
1/2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
Sugar – 1 cup
Cocoa powder – 1/3 cup
Pure Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp ONLY!
Eggs – 2
1. Preheat the oven at 180 deg Celcius.
2. Melt butter. add the sugar , vanilla extract. Mix with whisk
3 Swift together flour, baking powder, salt,Cocoa.
4. Add 1 egg at a time to the butter-sugar mixter.
5. Now gradually add the prepared flour
6. Dont whisk a lot coz we dont want to incorporate a lot of air.
7. Prepare your baking tin 9 x 9 inch . I had a 8 x 8 inch square and it worked just as fine
8.Pour Batter and bake for 24-27 mins,till toothpick comes out clean
When cooled down , cut into square brownie chunks. Serve!
Dont use electric beater , brownies turn out like cake if a lot of air is incorporated
These are fudgy decadent brownies. You can store them at room temperature for 3-4 days ( if you think they will last) . Refrigerate beyond that
Use good quality vanilla extract, and always check the expiration date on flour and baking powder before using
Always use everything at room temperature
And like I ALWAYS mention, involve your kids, they LOVE to cook!