Wednesday, 25 March 2015

March challenge: Extra-nutty dark chocolate fudge brownies (Eggless)

This month's challenge for our Baking eggless group was extra nutty and fudgy chocolate brownies by Joy the Baker. The challenge provided an apt opportunity for me to add a fascinating brownie recipe to my repertoire. The original brownie looked seriously delish, and the real challenge for me was to retain its look and texture, while converting it into its eggless avator. For me, anything fudgy is equal to "condensed milk"....oh yes!! what can be fudgier than it?? So I thought of using it instead of eggs. For any brownie recipe to be a success, the taste of chocolate should scream over any other ingredient used. Hence I used chocolate in two forms....chocolate bar and cocoa. Since I enjoy eating Bournville range, I used that. And for the cocoa I rely on good ol' Cadbury!!

Yield: 12 pieces 2'' each (6''X4" pan)
Bitter-sweet Dark chocolate - 125 gm (I used Rich coco Bournville...simple!)
Condensed milk - 100 ml
All-purpose flour - 125 gm
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 40 gm
Castor sugar - 100 gm
Buttermilk - 50 ml
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
chopped dry fruits - 1/3 cup
marshmallows - handful

Pre-heat your oven to 180 C/ 350 F. Grease your 6" by 4" brownie pan.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Add condensed milk to it and whisk lightly till smooth. Add in vanilla extract. Let it cool slightly. (Don't let it cool too much or the chocolate will start setting and become difficult to handle)
Sift together baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cocoa and APF, 2-3 times.
Add the dry ingredients into the chocolate mix alternating with buttermilk in three batches.
Whisk till smooth. Please note that the batter will be thick. Don't add any more liquid or the brownie shall be very very crumbly. Pour the batter into the pan. Top with nuts and marshmallows. To make it more fudgy, add in some chocolate chips if you wish.

Bake at 180 C/ 350 F for 25 mins or till a skewer inserted comes out with some sticky crumbs. DO NOT OVERBAKE or the brownie will become dry.
Let it cool completely in the pan. Do not attempt to cut it into squares while still warm or you'll just have a ooey-gooey mess in hand....though delicious!
So there you are.....enjoy!!

Also linking this post to "Fun with egg-free Baking" event announced by Gayathri.

Happy Baking!!


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