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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Brownies With Cashew Nuts

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Brownies was introduced at the end of 19th century in United States. After that, it became popular during the 20th century in United States and Canada. Nowadays, there are numerous brownies recipes published anywhere. There are different types of brownies some are fudgy or cakery and some are not. Some put nuts, some don't. It is best served warm with milk or coffee. When ordered as dessert in restaurants, it is served with ice cream, topped with whipped cream. This version of chocolate brownies is slightly spongy outside and silky soft inside, topped with cashew nuts which is optional.

150 g chocolate bar ( dark or not)
185 g butter (cut into pieces)
60 g cocoa powder
50 g plain flour
260 g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
100 g cashew nuts (optional)

Instruction in making and baking the brownies:
  1. While making the mixture, pre-heat the oven to 180° C/gas 4.
  2. Melt the butter and the chocolate over a bowl of simmering water.
  3. Using a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients such as plain flour, cocoa powder, caster sugar, and baking powder.
  4. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the chocolate and butter mixture.
  5. Stir the ingredients together until smooth.
  6. Then, beat the eggs and add in the mixture. Mix well until you get a silky consistency.
  7. Pour the brownies mixture into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  8. Put cashew nuts on top of the mixture (optional).
  9. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for few minutes before serving.