Gooey Chocolate Brownies….

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)

Dry Ingredients

  • 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

Wet Ingreidents

  • 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
  • Marshmallows
  • Lotus biscuits/oreo biscuits
  • Skittles
  • Nuts
  • Macrons
  • (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.

Love and Regards

M11bna

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Transparency: Thankyou to Perfectbakes for the inspiration. You truly are awesome. To see her goodies click here.

Chocolate Banana Croissant French Toast

So many delicious words in one recipe! Its the month of Ramadhan, we are in lockdown, we are fasting, we are stuck at home. I really shouldnt be talking about food but…… I mean if I dont talk about food, what other topic is their?

Am I finding Ramadhan hard- in all honesty No, but everyone craves, I crave evan after I’ve eaten, so if you havent eaten, I dont need to tell you what the cravings are like…..

Dalgona Coffee was a hit, Rose Dalgona hit us one better, everyones competing with each other over french toast… and now I give you the ‘Chocolate Banana Croissant French Toast’…. it sounds like all of the above rolled into one. No?

And here it is:

Is it good? Oh Damn Good. We have it for Sehri, (meal before sunrise) so if you follow me on instagram youll find it under ‘Sehri Diaries’. If you dont follow me.. what are you waiting for? its just here.

You will need:

  • Croissants 3/4
  • Bananas 2 chopped
  • Nutella
  • Milk 2 tablespoon
  • 2 Eggs
  • A Dollop of Butter
  • A Dollop of Ghee
  • Handful of Suger
  • Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Freshcream – I use the Squirty one
  • Strawberries (if desired)
  • Icecream (if desired)

And heres what to do with it:

Chop up the bananas and caremelise in frying pan on low heat with ghee and suger.

Cut the croissants in half, spread a dollop (I like this word) of nutella inside and add in the caremalised banana (you can add strawberries in this too)

Make your egg and milk mixture, by whisking milk, egg, cinnamon and a little suger

Dip your filled croissant into the mixture and fry on low heat in ‘dollop’ of butter. And once fried, put suger all over

And serve with cream on the side, or evan icecream, and decorate with remainder banana or strawberries.

What a treat for sehri! We love it, Im sure you will too. Try it out and dont forget to send a pic of yours.

Cant wait to see your creations

Stay Safe, Stay Indoors

Love and regards

M11bna

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