Brownie - Microwaved

Microwaved Brownies

Brownies! We all love them. When the challenge was to cook something from Asha's blog, my choice was Brownies. The technique - totally new. I wanted to try it. My son wanted to make and take them to college. We got to taste a bit. It was moist and yummy!!! The colour was gorgeous. We made a larger quantity, so it took longer to cook. I was the assistant today - a bad one, as I was itching to do it.

Ram with his Brownie - guarding it from himself???

1/4 cup each butter and oil, Canola is what I use,
1 cup sugar, brown or white sugar,

2 eggs (replace with 4 tbsp Apple sauce for vegetarians),

1 tsp Vanilla,

3/4 cup plain flour,

1/2 cup good quality Cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli cocoa, Hershey will do too)

1/2 tsp salt,

1/2 cup (less or more) chopped nuts or white or dark chocolate chips.

mix flour, cocoa powder, salt together in a plate or bowl with a fork and keep aside.
1. Add sugar, oil and butter in a big bowl, heat in the MW for a minute. Mix well with hand held electric mixer for a minute until mix is creamish and let it cool before you add the eggs or sauce.
2. Once cooled a bit, add eggs and vanilla to the mix, beat ag
ain to a smooth batter.
3. Add the flour mixture gradually to this and mix well. Do not beat too much, just until everything looks like a smooth thick batter. It's almost done!
4. Add nuts or chips now, mix well with a spatula gently or sprinkle on top just before you bake.
I didn't add nuts, kids don't like them but sprinkled the white chocolate chips on top of the batter.
5. Now, spray a round or square 8" microwavable dish with non-stick oil or brush some
butter, pour the above batter into it. Smoothen the top and spread evenly with the back of a wet spoon.
6. Put it in the microwave and bake for 3 mins on 100% power. Turn the bowl once halfway and MW again for another 2 mins. Check the center, if it looks a bit shiny but not soggy, it's done.
7. If not, MW one more minute. Never over bake it, it will be hard like a rock and crumbly. It's okay to leave little damp in the middle. As it cools, it will cook and get firm.
Cool and cut into pieces. keep it covered to store, do not leave it in the fridge.

Every Microwave has different power capacity, so use your judgment when baking.
You can sprinkle some milk on top to moisten if you bake too much but I do recommend to bake less mins than repairing it la
This entry is late by 3 days. I hope it gets an entry in. Off to the Tried and Tested event hosted at Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine - an event started by Zlamushka.

Hot Brownies (straight from the MW) with Vanilla Ice-Cream.


Priya said…
wow..i am also from chennai..ur blog is kool

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