Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chocolate Brownies


Brownies have been one of my favourite kinds of dessert for some years now and I try not to pass up a chance to have good warm brownies with cold vanilla icecream. But some of the versions I have tasted (especially in those godawful coffee cafes which abound in every nook and cranny) have been really bad. Dry, barely-there chocolate versions which you wish you never tried in the first place.

A good chocolate brownie is one which is moist and fudgy, holds together well but doesn't crumble and of course has some good dark chocolate in it.

For some reason I didn't try making brownies - didn't want to end up with one of those terrible versions I despised....until I saw this recipe at Jugalbandi. The pictures screamed gooey delectable squares of heaven. And of course, as anyone who knows Jai and Bee will tell you, if it's on their blog and looks like its delicious - it *is* delicious!

Jugalbandi was most certainly an inspiration when I wrote my first post - and I made that sweet beginning with one of their recipes - seems fitting then that almost a year later and close too 100 posts, I post yet another recipe from their amazing blog!

I made this Chocolate Brownie from J&B's recipe for Chocolate Almond Brownie and it was absolutely delicious. I added walnuts to the original recipe, used three eggs instead of four and used all butter instead of apple sauce. Verdict - chocolate brownies just the way I like them - moist, chocolately and not cloyingly sweet!

This is going to Zlamushka's event Tried and Tasted - Jugalbandi's blog is this month's pick and I am looking forward to seeing what's everyone's favourite recipe from their blog!! Recipes inspired from their blog:

Chicken & Red Pepper Crustless Pie
Rosy Tomato Risotto
Poee and Xacuti

9 comments:

easycrafts said...

These look so yummy..

bee said...

glad you liked them, dear miri. ¥our posts aren't appearing on taste of india unfortunately.

Miri said...

There are very few blogs whose posts are being updated on ToI now...I guess the technical glitches are getting in the way, but its reduced traffic to my blog a lot!

Miri said...

Thanks Easycrafts!

Raji

Cynthia said...

I wish I could have a piece.

Rachel said...

Wow that sure looks inviting!!!

Miri said...

Cynthia and Rachel - You are invited home for a huge bite of these :)

zlamushka said...

Miri,
great entry. I am so touched to have you participating again :-) Good job with the brownies....

Jude said...

Mmm moist and fudgy -- just the way I like my brownies.