Brownies are super delicious. Who doesn’t love them? They are easy to make too. They can be prepared in different forms, either as a fudge, sludge or cake. A brownie cake is much thicker and richer than your average chocolate cake though.
Some people like it with a crisp top, while others don’t. Brownie recipes aren’t hard to get right, as long as flour or chocolate doesn’t scare you.
What is a brownie?
It is a flat baked dessert that is filled with chocolate and nuts of your choice. Brownies are special for a celebration like birthdays. They come in several forms and it is called brownie because of the chocolate colour. It is different from a chocolate cake. They make a great gift for your loved ones.
Additionally, though brownies can be baked in many pan shapes, they are most commonly baked in a square or rectangular-shaped pan. They are then cut into squares for serving.
1. Brownie recipe for your spouse
Layered brownie cake
- One and a half cups of butter
- Six ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped.
- Three cups of caster sugar
- Five eggs
- One and a half cups of all-purpose flour
- One and a half teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Three-quarter tablespoon of salt
- Sixteen ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- Three cups of heavy whipping cream
- Half cup of white sugar
- Three ounces of milk chocolate shaved
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease the inside cake pans. Dust the inside of each pan with flour.
- Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Take the saucepan off the stove, then stir in three cups of sugar.
- Let the mixture cool a little before beating in the eggs one at a time.
- Stir in the flour, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
- Bake for 23 to 25 minutes.
- Let the cakes cool.
- Melt 16 ounces of chopped chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, then stir in the heavy cream and half cup of sugar.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
- Pour mixture into a bowl, and refrigerate it for 2 to 3 hours
- Beat the mixture until it gets stiff peaks.
- Start assembling and decorating the cake.
2. Brownies for your kid
- 1 cup Bread Flour
- ⅔ cup Unsweetened Chocolate
- ⅔ cup of bittersweet Chocolate
- 1 ¼ cups Butter
- 4 Eggs
- 1 ¼ cups Sugar
- Salt (A pinch of it)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 325F
- Melt the chocolates (both the unsweetened and bittersweet) and the butter over a bain-marie. Once melted, set this aside and let cool.
- Mix eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla in a separate bowl until well blended.
- Blend in the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and then sift and fold flour.
- Bake for about 30 minutes for regular brownies.
- If adding the custard, drop spoonfuls of the brownie batter into lined muffin cups.
- Set aside, and proceed to make the custard.
- Beat egg yolk, then pour in the vanilla, milk and condensed milk. Blend well.
- Pour into prepared lined muffin cups with the brownie mixture.
- Bake at 325F for about 30 minutes.
Whether it’s Children’s Day, Independence Day, Birthdays, brownies are a sure way to colour any holidays or celebration with your family.
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