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Browned Butter Brownies....step-by-step method.

The moment I saw these brownies here I had to forget about the healthy resolution that I made a couple of weeks back.....I mean I was practically living chocolate-less for more than 20 days....and I needed a reward for enduring 20 loooooong chocolate-less days.

Also, I saw a newspaper article about cocoa powder, I quote, " Chocoholics, you can now gorge on your favorite treat without a sense of guilt, for scientists have claimed that it's actually healthier than many fruit. Not only that, but chocolate is being heralded as the latest "super food" by the scientist who carried out a study. They have proved that it is packed with more healthy plant compounds and antioxidants gram-for gram than fruit juice and provides far more nutrition than food experts previously thought. This is based on a comparison of cocoa powder with powders made from fruit"....yay!!! that's good news for all the chocoholics...(so indulge in chocolate guilt free!!)

Also, Valentines day is just around the corner and I had this huge craving to have something nuts or anything just pure chocolatey.......I came across a brownie recipe from  Bon App├ętit by Alice Medrich I love brownies....but most recipe calls for cooking chocolate which is very expensive here .....when I read the recipe I found it was made with cocoa powder and melted browned butter....well that looked really appealing to me....that means no need to bring butter to room temp....just take it from fridge and melt the recipe called for walnuts.....which are also very expensive here...and my kids and walnuts do not get along.....they wanted chocolate in every crumb no interference from walnuts or I omited them......I made it exactly as the recipe says (I doubled the measurement because I wanted FAT brownies and not thin ones....and guys no need to powder the sugar....just dump them into the melted butter along with the cocoa......

These brownies are soft and gooey inside, chewy on the outside, and PERFECTLY moist. The browned butter is the most unique aspect of the ready for that chocolate overdose???

Butter: 250 gms.
Sugar: 2 1/2 cups.
Unsweetened cocoa powder: 1 1/2 cups (I used Cadbury's cocoa).
Vanilla extrat: 2 tsp.
Water: 4 teaspoons ( I used around 2/3 cup of water as u can see in the pic the batter was crumbly at first so I added more water to make it creamy).
Salt. 1/2 teaspoon.
Eggs: 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Flour: 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons flour

1. Preheat oven. Line a baking tray with foil, leaving a slight overhanging on two sides and grease it.

2. Melt 250 gms of butter in a medium pan, over medium heat, once the butter has melted, continue stirring for 5 minutes until the butter has stopped foaming and begins to turn into light golden brown colour. (Keep close eye on it or else it will get burnt quickly....thats why I could not click that browning butter pic  Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 4 tbsp water, and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir until combined. (I added little more water than mentioned in the recipe to make it smooth). Let the mixture cool for 5 min.

3. Meanwhile lightly beat 4 eggs and keep aside.

4. Add the eggs to the mixture whisking continuously as you add them

5. Lastly stir in 2/3 cup flour + 2tbsp flour and beat for 1 or 2 min ( I used my egg beater and like mentioned I added little more water to make the batter smooth and creamy). Pour into the prepared tray and bake.

6. I baked them for 25 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached , let it sit on the tray to cool,  lift the brownie carefully using the foil and cut immediately and serve.

Serve with hot milk.

Tip: Can add walnuts or cahewnuts.
I think the next time I will add expresso powder.
Can be make 2 days ahead.


  1. Yummm...Love these moist & gooey brownies..and very well explained dear..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Feel like having some, irresistible brownies..

  3. Hi,
    Visiting your blog for the first time.....and just loved it :)
    Love the brownie....yummy :)

  4. umm... mouth watering... I think you guys will not let me maintain my posture... huh! I will have to buy one of these for today... Preparation would take time. ;)

  5. Yum...looks really delicious! I can almost taste the deep chocolate flavor from your pictures!

  6. wow the brownies are superb and the colour isooooo deep

  7. Brownies look so delightful and yummy. Already bookmarked it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. they look absolutely decadent, scrumptious n delectable.. YUMMY!:)

    US Masala

  9. Whoa. whoa. brownies are too tempting... cant get enuf chocolate :D... Love your clicks..

  10. I am so relieved to have the most awaited verdict on the health benifits of cocoa powder...YAY to all of us who love chocolates:)This brownie recipe is excellent,I do agree on browning the butter,it is indeed very unique and I can see what good it has done to these amazing brownies :)

  11. Love it, I just made these brownies too! After I got this month's Bon Appetit and seeing how gorgeous they looked on the cover, I just couldn't resist, lol. Yours look really fantastic!!

  12. yummy n soft browines must try it..

  13. Ooh brownies are always finger licking good...
    Happy to follow u.
    Do drop by @ My culinary Trial room when you find time..

  14. Thats a wonderful news :) now i can eat chocolate guilt free :)
    Beautiful and moist and gooey and... no more words... bookmarked :D... hugs for sharing this!!!

  15. It's 3:35 Pm, not time for snack yet! and I am super craving for that!!! too gorgeous...

  16. you should have asked me if chocolate is healthy, i eat some every day :)))
    your brownies look so good. for tomorrow hubby asked for some cupcakes, now I have to talk him into craving brownies so i can try your recipe.
    thanks for sharing Nisa

  17. Wow Nisa u ve made my day, each time i go into the store come back so dejected, for having not got to pick up one of thoes choclates, now i can do it without guilt. Thanx for putting up such good msgs along with ur recipes!!!!!

  18. I usually melt the butter I use in brownies, but I hadn't thought of browning it. That sounds like an incredible addition. Those brownies definitely look delicious!!

  19. Oh Girl...these are awesome, I must have one well maybe two. Your Browned Butter Brownies just look delicious. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  20. I love the idea of brown butter brownies. These look chewy and fantastic.

  21. These look super fudgy and moist! I love the idea of brown butter - scrumptious!

  22. Hi Nisa. Everybody who ate loved the brownies i made. Thanks a lot. You make it so easy especially with the pictures. You are very generous in giving so much of your time in these detailed recipies.


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