Friday, 26 December 2014

Classic Walnut Brownies with Ganache & Chocochips | Celebration Season is in bloom

I am truly not a dessert lover but its ironical that i always enjoy making them in my kitchen. I think its the feel of dessert making which makes me create a new one every time in my house. Desserts need to be prepared with extra love and care. They ought to be. The aromas and the goodness of sweets. Aaaah! So alluring!!! 





Chocolates are an all time favorite. No age bar pls! One must never wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty and once in a while a sinful indulgence is permissible. Helps you de-stress! ;) 

Today, i bring to you to a much awaited post. Its everyone's choice and love for all. You guessed it right, bang on! Classic Walnut Brownies...those extra gooey beauties with perfect chewiness are soo decadent. Absolutely IRRESISTIBLE!

Well, it was a day before Christmas when i happened to meet a friend over a cup of coffee at Cafe Coffee Day. As always, a coffee has to be accompanied with a cake! So we called for those beautiful looking brownies showcased at the billing counter. They looked absolutely DIVINE! One bite and i was hooked onto them. I decided the next post for my blog. 

These gorgeous fudgy bites are loaded with walnuts and dark chocolate. Warm it up before serving and unravel the real happiness. When everything appear dull & boring, lighten up your day with these sinful brownies and you will know how being in Food Heaven feels like.
The recipe make 9 brownie squares of 2 inch each.

Ingredients:-

For the brownies

115 gm White butter
50 gm Unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Whole eggs
220 gms Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla essence
40 gms All purpose flour (Maida)
75 gms Chopped Walnuts
Unflavored Oil for greasing the pan

For Ganache Topping 

70 gm Dark Chocolate
5 gms White butter
40 gm Heavy Cream

For Garnish

2 tbsp Choco chips
50 gms White chocolate
Steps to follow:-

For Brownie

1. Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper all around the sides & bottom of the pan.
2. Grease the pan with little bit oil
3. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
4. Melt the butter in a pan or microwave and stir in the cocoa powder.

NOTE: Mix well to avoid lumps

5. In a mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until light and frothy.
6. Further add the cocoa-butter mix and give a final blend.
7. Sift the flour into the mixture and fold in gently.
8. Add the chopped walnuts and transfer the brownie mix to the greased tin.

NOTE: The brownie batter will be very thick and you will need a spatula to spread it well in the tin. Smoothen out the surface with the help of spatula to ensure its at the same level everywhere.

9. Bake in the center of the oven shelf for 30 mins and check with a tooth pick for the doneness.
10. Do not overbake and once done remove from the oven and cool the tin before cutting into pieces.

For Ganache 

1. In a double broiler, melt the ingredients 'For Ganache' and ensure the mixture is lump free.
2. Let it cool for sometime.

Final Assembly of the Walnut Brownie

1. Spoon out ganache and spread it evenly on the brownies and let it cool down further so that it hardens a bit.
2. Spread the choco chips on the ganache
3. Melt the white chocolate in microwave and whisk it till lump free.
4. Allow it to cool for few more minutes and then fill it in an icing pen and swirl it on the top
Warm the brownies a bit for few seconds in a microwave before serving and enjoy the chocoliciousness. Absolute death by chocolate indeed!!