Here I am with a tried and tested eggless Chocolate Brownies recipe, as promised! A whole ten days before Diwali too. When I posted my Fudgy Brownies (The Ooey Gooey ones), lots of friends wanted an eggless recipe. Now these aren’t the fudgy,melty kind, but are pretty darned yum! The husband declared, these were the best Brownies he’s ever had. And I am happy I have something nice to bake for when MIL visits 😀
The lovely recipe is from my dear friend Suchitra Shenoy who blogs at Daawat-E-Suchi. I adjusted the baking powder a wee bit to get a slightly more fudgy texture.
So here goes
120 grams/1 cup Maida (all purpose flour)
2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
½ tsp Baking Powder *
½ tsp Baking Soda
200 ml/half a tin of condensed milk
100 grams grated chocolate
45 grams/3 Tbsp butter
½ cup chopped walnuts**
½ cup chocolate chips ***
Line a 9×9 inch square pan.
In the microwave or over the double boiler, heat the grated chocolate, condensed milk and butter till all is melted. If using the microwave, melt in 30 second spurts and keep stirring in between. Mix well and leave to cool to room temperature.
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
Add flour to the chocolate mixture and mix till incorporated.
Pour into the lined pan and smoothen the top with a spatula.
Cover the top with chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160C for 25-30 minutes till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with some crumbs but no wet batter.
Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for some added joy 😀
* You may add 1 tsp of baking powder for a more cakey texture
** Omit walnuts in case of a nut allergy or replace with a dry nut of choice
*** Increase the chocolate chips to a cup and layer some in between the batter for a chocolaty centre