Monday, January 18, 2010

BROWNIES

"Belated happy new year to all of u".

Let me start this post by sharing a good news with u all. We have a new addition in our family now :).YES!!Hubby and me have been blessed with a healthy baby boy on Oct 19th ,2009.We named him Siddharth.He is 3 months old now .Its a joy having him around.Just cant wait for him to show us his new tricks as he grows.

I wanted to make some brownies for a long time now.Everytime for some reason or the other i kept postponing it.I had to share this good news with something sweet.I found no reason to postpone this any further.Just a week back i came across this very interesting brownie recipe.Unlike other brownie recipes this particular one required an unual ingredient - Avocado.Surprised!!!Well i was too and made up my mind to try it out.The result was astounding.Not a trace of avocado but a gooey rich chocolatey nutty taste.Too good to be true.Every chocolate lover has got to try this recipe out.I made some modifications to the original recipe.


INGREDIENTS

All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Instant Espresso powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Almonds - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Dark chocolate - 3.5 oz
Canola oil - 1/2 cup
Ripe Hass avocado - 1 large
Eggs - 6 nos
Granulated sugar - 1/4 cup
Dark brown sugar - 1 cup
Dried cranberries - 1/4 cup

METHOD

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.In a bowl sift together flour,cocoa,espresso pdr and salt.Light roast the nuts and chop them into small pieces.Mix it with the flour and cocoa.Chop chocolate also into small chunks and mix it with the flour and keep aside.In a blender mix together eggs, avocado, sugar, oil to a smooth paste.Now pour this mixture into the bowl with flour and cocoa and slowly mix it using a whisk.

Pour this mixture into a baking dish coated with butter.Pu the cranberries evenly on top. Bake for 30-35 mins.Let it cool completely before cutting.Serve at room temperature.

18 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Hi Ranji. Nice to see a post from you after a long time. How is Sid doing? Brownies look moist and perfect to celebrate the occasion!

Asha said...

Hi Ranji, congratulations. He is adorable. No wonder you have been busy, lot of work raising the baby, huh? :)

God bless all of you. Happy new year. Brownies are to die for, looks gooey and perfect. Great recipe.Enjoy.

Cham said...

Congrats ! He is cute :) Very unusual recipe with avocado!

meeso said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! And the brownies look amazing, so rich and delicious!

sowmya.s said...

congrats..he looks so cute...
brownies are just perfect..just the way i love them...

roopa said...

Nice to see you in action after long time ranji :) Welcome back :) Btw dear Siddhu looks naughty cutie and adorable here :) mmmmhua to him from me :)

Swati Raman Garg said...

ranji.... so finally you are back ... sid looks adorable.... and d brownies perfect gooey... perfect to start it off this way....

Happy Cook said...

Congragulatuons to the happy parents and he is so so cute. Hugs to hime.
Beautioful delcious brownies.

Purnima said...

Ranji,congrats to u both, enjoy Siddharth's antics! Lovely to c a post frm you, wishing you too a very very Happy New Year! Ur badami mush.dish is pretty popular in my household, plus other dishes too hv been never fail..the brownies showcased here r worth trying for their 'Healthy' factor..liked ur tweaks to the original one. Shall return wt a feedback.:D Have a great week!

Divya Kudua said...

Welcome back Ranji..So good to see your post pop up after a long time:)

Sid looks cute..:):)

Love the gooey brownies..adding avocado sounds interesting!!

Aartee said...

congrats dear and he is a cutie pie. They grow very fast, treasure every moment.the brownies are a feast to the eye can't wait to try them.. welcome back and take care!!

Suma Rajesh said...

hey ranji, welcome back dear..i know how ur enjoying ur new role..perfect sweet to celebrate this grand news...enjoy

Parita said...

Aaawww your baby looks so adorable!!
Brownies look fabulous!!

ranji said...

Thank u all for ur lovely comments...i really appreciate it:)

Anonymous said...

Congrats' Ranji.. Love your blog and recipes and so happy for you now.. hope u will keep posting

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on the new Addition!!! Happy new yr too!!! The cake looks very yummy and delicious!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats to both of you, he is so cute...and wish you happy new year.:)

Brownies looks delicious, yummmmm:)

Pavithra said...

Congrats dear...Hope i am first time here... Baby looks chooooooooooooo sweet and nice smile.