Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Blogging Marathon #73 Week 4 Day 2
Theme: Ingredients through Mail
Dish: Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Decadent brownies; a perfect combination of chocolate and walnuts. These brownies are so good, it is difficult to stop at one!


Brownies, I think the name itself is enough to get me thinking of a ton of delicious desserts! Compared to chocolate cakes, I prefer chocolate walnut brownies. Precisely the reason why I avoid making them; because I binge on them whenever I make them! 

For this week's Marathon I decided to make them and put them up on the blog. As my theme this week is Ingredients by Mail, and Srividhya gave me walnuts as my second ingredient, I made these decadent brownies. 

At first I thought I would make a Greek dip using peppers and walnuts. But whenever I looked at the walnuts on my kitchen counter, I kept thinking of brownies. So finally they are up!




Chocolate and walnuts in a batter, baked to perfection and served alongside some ice cream defines the best dessert. So I made this brownie from scratch, using a recipe that I used half a decade ago, and now have no idea about the source. However, the recipe worked out each time so I stuck to this recipe. 

I have seen a lot of brownie recipes that ask you to use a double boiler to mix chocolate with the fat and proceed. However, I think that is a slightly complex method and prefer a method that asks to mix all the ingredients in a bowl and bake. These recipes are super easy to follow and give perfect results. So this one is perfect, even for first time bakers!


Substitutions

In the recipe I have used a few basic pantry ingredients. However, if you would like to leave out or substitute; you can do that. Granulated sugar can be substituted by brown sugar. Oil can be replaced by butter and egg can be eliminated by adding a mixture of 1 tbsp ground flax seeds and 2 1/2 tbsp water. If you do not like walnuts, add any nuts you like or even chocolate chips. You can leave them out completely too!



Ingredients

All purpose Flour 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar 1 cup
Walnuts 3/4 cup, chopped
Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup
Eggs 2
Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/3 cup
Baking Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp


Method

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x9 tray with parchment paper or nonstick spray. Roughly chop the walnuts and set aside. 

In a bowl sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix and set aside. 

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer beat oil and sugar. Once it mixes add vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk until combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Combine to a homogenous mixture. Fold in walnuts. 

Pour the batter to the prepared baking tray. Bake for 22-25 minutes, till a skewer comes out clean. 

Cool for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely. Cut to pieces and serve.




BMLogo 

12 comments :

  1. These brownies look so delicious. Served with icecream, this is such a sinful dessert..

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  2. Brownies looks just prefect to grab and go. Lovely squares with prefect crust.

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  3. Perfectly made brownies.Looks so delicious and i would love to grab one.

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  4. Those brownies looks gorgeous and I bet they would have tasted delicious too. Awesome.

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  5. Bownie always has its own charm.!! They are so perfect and delicious!!

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  6. Brownie looks delicious and beautiful setup.

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  7. I am so glad my brownie fanatic daughters are not around when I am looking no drooling at the pictures here. Will make them as well as there are exams round the corner, I can do with some pepping up.

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  8. Gosh those brownies look so sinful. I understand why you don't want to make these, even I will end up eating it all myself!

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  9. brownies look perfect - nice and fudgy

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  10. Those brownies look absolutely amazing.

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  11. Perfect brownies, soft and fudgy!!:)

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