Ok, so I can’t take full credit for this…. At all…. Firstly my friend Banu whom I harassed for the recipe (I have changed a few bits and pieces as we bakers do, but the gist of it is still there) and secondly Perfect Bakes– who is the most coolest baker in the whole planet…. She kept me drooling all Ramadhan for her brownies… In the end I had to try it for myself….. I have got to admit wholeheartedly that hers are 200% more preetier then mine though! I am in awe of her bakes! She’s awesome. Check out her bakes here.
I was racking my brains this year. For Eid how could I possibly just not do anything? … Initially the plan was to do nothing, finally free of the baking empire, this was my first Ramadhan baking free, and then the withdrawal symptoms came in….
But I didn’t want to bake a cake, or biscuits ever again… (I’m still not over it) something psychologically switched off inside me. I can’t bear the thought off it…
But Perfectbakes brownies called me, I Evan messaged her to place a order, but unfortunately got to her too late….. So I looked around and around, but nothing seemed as good as this…..
I weighed up the odds, it’s not a cake or a biscuit, its a brownie, I can do it…. Right? I had to mentally prepare myself, and I’m so glad I did because this was the result…
Ok, ok so I know if you don’t look at perfect bakes pictures I did a good job! (But she is the best!)
Right so I’m coming to it, how did I do it? Well here goes:
You will need: (a lot of stuff)
- 1 and 1/2 cups brown suger
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 and 1/4 cup plain flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 50 grams milk chocolate melted
Fun stuff (this part is entirely up to you)
- Chocolate chunks
- Lotus biscuits/oreo biscuits
- (Generally anything you feel like dumping into your brownie!)
And heres how to do it:
Melt the chocolate in a pan on low heat (or microwave if easier)
Combine all the dry ingredients together
Add all the wet ingredients in that includes the melted chocolate
and whisk for only 2-3 minutes (Do not over whisk)
And thats all, really it really is- thats your brownie recipe! I could do this daily!
Right so to make it look as preety as mine….. pour your mixture into a 9×9 inch tin (dont forget the baking sheet)
Chuck in your fun stuff, make sure you put in chunks of chocolate (they help in keeping your brownie gooey)
and put into pre heated oven at 180degree celsius for 30 mins
you will get this
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then mark where you want to cut your brownie, add the extra’s on top. Whilst the brownie is still hot it should melt into place. I have put all the extras around the edges so that I can put my topper in the middle….
I bought the topper off ebay- It was for eid, but you can buy toppers that say happy birthday or mothers day …. or anything really…. you can evan get them personalised….
And put it all into a preety box. Perfect for yourself and perfect to give as a Eid Mithai…..
And look at that, the most moist, gooey brownie ever! Yum!
It really is a delight. Make sure you tag me when you give it a try.
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