Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

There are countless reason why I love making brownies. All they require is a bowl and wooden spoon/spatula. They’re moist and satisfy that deep chocolate craving.... But more sentimentally, brownies are one of the first things I remember making with my cousin sister Samar while growing up. 

We’d take out one bowl, one pan, follow the directions and pretend playing like we are big chefs of cooking show, and about 45 minutes later- warm brownies! 
Those were the days. These old school Fudge Brownies with walnuts and chocolate chunks were made in an effort to reach back to those days and for the party i had at my place, where my desert was brownie sundae 

for this dense and fudgy from inside and cracked crust from outside brownie you need:

1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons coffee granuals (instant coffee)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips or coarsely chopped chocolate bar

Pre-heat oven to 350 F/180 C. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Combine butter and cocoa powder in a small bowl, and place over a pot of simmering water. Make sure that the simmering water down not touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the coffee  and stir to melt the ingredients.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar. Add the vanilla extract. When the butter and chocolate have melted and come together, slowly stir the chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Fold in the nuts, saving a small handful for the top of the brownies if you like.

Pour the batter in the pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate chunks and remaining nuts.

Bake for 18-25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cut into bars and sprinkle confectioners sugar (if desired)...

and enjoy!!

p.s. adapted from Toll House

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