Walnut Brownie

It’s been quite a while since I have baked anything. For the past few weeks, I didn’t feel like baking anything, though my kids kept on poking me for a cake. Finally, last week I managed to bake this wonderful brownie, which I had seen on Nestle Milkmaid's FB account. The picture was quite tempting and I couldn't help myself from baking it.






Now, every time I set out to bake a brownie something goes wrong somewhere….Don’t know why!! But, always the end result would be just great….


This time also there was no exception; I finished preparing the batter and poured into the tin and was about to keep in the oven and suddenly the electricity goes off!! I waited for 1,2,3 hours and still there was no sign of power coming back…Finally after 4 hrs it came back and by the time I preheated the oven, there it went off again….*arrghhh*…I got so irritated…and by this time I lost hope in my brownie….Again I waited and after an hour or so, the power was back….With no much hope, I popped the tin into the oven and baked for 30 mins…..When the timer rang, I checked it and was shocked to see that there was no change in the batter; it was as it is!!!Again with no much hope decided to bake it for another 20-25 mins…..But, after 25 mins, viola! I was surprised to see the brownie in the desired shape; with the center well cooked and it sprang back when lightly pressed…..Like I said earlier, the end of a brownie baking is always a happy ending *smiles*...........



Ingredients:
Recipe Source: Nestle Milkmaid Sweet Moments

Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin (200g)
Milk - 1/2 cup (75 ml)
Butter - 125 gm
Maida - 125 gm
Cocoa powder - 50 gm
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Sugar, powdered - 75 gm
Eggs - 2
Walnuts, chopped - 1/2 cup

Method:

  • Grease and dust the baking tin with maida. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Sieve together maida, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in the sieved mixture, alternating with milk and condensed milk.
  • Add the chopped walnuts. Mix well and pour into the greased tin.
  • Bake for 25-30 mins or until center of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Allow to cool in tin for 5 mins and remove onto a wire rack. Cut as desired.

Now, who could resist a piece of brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream; topped with chopped walnuts and chocolate syrup!!! (my all-time favorite dessert)...yum, yum, yum.....makes me want some...so sad I didn't have ice-cream at home when I baked this!