Most of the time, fudge brownies are associated with melted chocolate, but what if you have no time to really wait for it to melt and cool? I remember mentioning that during last Eid-ul-Fitr, we had an impromptu trip to Muscat to see my friend. Despite HD telling me that we may go, I wasn’t sure and then finally he broke the ice at 9 am that day morning, that we would leave by 3:.30 pm. You can imagine my panic – I hate going empty handed, that too to a best friend’s house and I had no time to go out and buy as such. In between preparing lunch, I searched through for an easy brownie recipe and ended up on this link on King Arthur’s website.
Those who have tried recipes from their site will vouch how reliable they are, so I went ahead with it, though I was wondering how fudge-like these would be without any chocolate in it. Still I went ahead with it. What you see is what is above! I clicked it then but I have made it again a couple of times on various occasions, including recently for Rasha’s class party and it has been wiped out clean! It really tastes like melted chocolate and is really gooey in texture. These brownies are definitely coming second in my list, after these totally fudgey ones!
My friend kept eating from her box as she was chatting to me, and I was like, “Aren’t you giving it to the kids?” She said, “Let me eat first!” 😀 At times, I do wonder that we give everything to the kids and forget to enjoy it ourselves. It is of utmost importance that at times you put yourself first and maintain your sanity. 🙂 I too do it at times and most of the times, the kids do find out and give me a clumsy face… 😉 Off to the recipe…
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- 3 large eggs, whisked
- 100 gm butter, melted
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch pan well.
- In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and give it a good whisk.
- Add all the remaining ingredients on top of it and whisk till smooth.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. When you see the sides are coming off the pan, take it out.
- Allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving.