"This is a journey of my life since I was all of 12 yrs when I started my hand in cooking to now with displays of my learning and creations of recipes from around the world. My inspiration and role model has always been my Mum who has always created dishes from around the world and excellently well. I do not believe I would ever match to her culinary skills. I remember the times she could cook and bake almost 4-5 dishes in one go without ever letting one go under cooked or burnt! I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and recently moved to India for family reasons. Kitchenette just means that over the decades, my kitchen has changed from that of my mum's to my uncle and aunt's, to my home in UAE and now in India. Pala't'te, describes both global cuisines ('Palatte'-diverse flavours) and pleasing diverse 'Palates'."

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Dark chocolate fudge brownies - Christmas/New Year Recipe

This recipe is my dear friend Sheritha Ravi-Neeraj's creation. I must say I enjoyed making these brownies and the taste is impeccable. My daughter Izzy could hardly contain her joy to try them out as soon as it came out of the oven. Sheri always made the best brownies I have ever had!

I made this batch of brownies for Izzy's school Christmas party. She has been excited about Christmas since the last 6 months. Probably since her birthday is exactly a month after Christmas, she was involved in her mama's Christmas preps even before she arrived in the world! :)

These brownies are special because not only are they fudgy when cooled, if you cut into them right away, it actually gives the effect of chocolate lava cake. The surface is nice and crispy as well.

This is an amazingly simple recipe as well. Hats off to you Sheritha. Most of the work goes into the resting time which is really no work at all for you! So if you are thinking of making these brownies for New Year's, I would say go for it as there is hardly any work needed to make these delicious brownie bites and your family and guests are sure to love it.

I doubled the quantity below as I planned on sharing some of these brownies with my friend Sireesha who requested my first ever cake order. Her son loved the Chocolate Cake I made him and expressed his interest in brownies/choco lava cake. So I think these brownies would be perfect for them. I am waiting for him to try these brownies.

You need:

  • 200 gms Dark cooking chocolate
  • 200 gms Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 50 gms plain flour
  • 350 gms Brown sugar
The Make:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Yield : one 9"X8"
Adapted from Sheritha Ravi-Neeraj's recipe

1. In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate.
2. Beat eggs separately, add the sugar and whisk well.
3. Add the choco-butter mixture to the egg mixture and blend thoroughly.
4. Next add the flour bit by bit and whisk well. You may need to fold in the flour to the mixture and stir briskly with a wooden spoon before you whisk with a beater as the flour may spray all over.
5. Prepare a cake tray of 9" X 8" and grease well on all sides. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
6. Pour the batter in the prepared cake tin and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.
7. When you see the top surface of the batter nice and crusty and feel the center less gooey and more fudgey (not fully cooked), turn off the flame and allow to cool down for at least 10 minutes.
8. Once cooled, cut into equal squares. The center of each slice would be fudgy and still warm.

Hope you enjoy making these lovely fudgy brownies. Happy New Year 2014 everyone!

Hope you have enjoyed the 2013 ride with G'Gina's Kitchenette. I would like thank all my loyal readers who esp. helped to promote not only the G'Gina's Kitchenette blog site but also the Facebook and Twitter pages. I hope to see you all back here in 2014. Wish your family and you a wonderful year filled with sweet surprises ahead! God Bless!

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