Saturday, April 7, 2007

Nut-and -chocolate Brownies

Nut-and-chocolate Brownies Ahhh,Easter Memories! For me that is not a single day celebration,the whole Holy Week,the week between Palm Sunday and Easter
Maundy thursday brings back memories of my cousins ,Aunt and Uncle,We all got together first in my house and celebrate the pesaha by cutting the Appam ,I remember my dad (elder person)used to cut that after prayer and dips that in Pesaha Paal(Jaggery Sauce) and gives to other members in the order of age.After that ,we all will go to Aunt's house and the same thing will repeat there.
Its the time of year again for Easter!My warm Easter wishes to all of you with a sweet choco treat !


300 gms dark chocolate
150 gms butter
3 eggs
250 gms Castor sugar
250 gms cashew nuts ,chopped
75gms flour
2tsp vanilla essence
25 gms cocoa powder


Melt chocolate and butter in a pan.In a bowl ,beat sugar and eggs till sugar melts and combine with the chocolate butter mixture.Stir in chocolate and butter mix.Sift in flour and cocoa and add gradually to the mixture.Add cashew nuts and Vanilla essence.Bake in the oven at 150degree C for 35 minutes or until crisp on top.Leave to cool in the cake pan before cutting into blocks.These cookies can be frozen up to three months.
Melt chocolate slowly , as overheating will ruin the flavour and the texture of the chocolate.
Avoid overheating:dark chocolate must never be heated at more than 49 degree C.
Never allow the water or steam to come in contact with melted chocolate,as it will stiffen the chocolate mixture.
Do not cover chocolate after it's been melted and while it's still warm,since the condensation will stiffen the chocolate.


Pravs said...

Brownies looks yum ! Can i have a bite ? Easter wishes to you and your family.

Sig said...

Wish you and your family a happy Easter, hope you have a delicious Easter day!

indosungod said...

Happy Easter to you! Chocolate Brownies look delicious.

Mishmash ! said...

Fairy lady...Easter greetings dear :)hope you will share your easter specials too. Liked the recipes coz of its simplicity :)


Reena said...

fairy!! wish you and your family a happy easter. the brownies looks yum like a rum:):).

Jyothsna said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!