Baking hasn’t been my forte — I somehow fear that I am losing all control as I put the stuff in the oven and simply wait for the outcome — I rather feel more in command when I toss, stir or simmer. So I have always looked up to people who find comfort in baking. And my friend Supriya Maulick is one of them. In her own words Supriya would like to say that — ” I am a corporate slave who lives to eat. I enjoy baking savoury and sweet, and like to experiment with recipes over the weekend.” As for the recipe, well, brownie is universally liked — from eight to eighty; with ice cream, whipped cream, or without, in winter or in summer. If you are one who cannot resist the lure, make it at home with this simple recipe!
1) 2 eggs
2) 100 gms butter
3) 1 cup coarsely powdered sugar
4) 1 cup maida (flour)
5) 4 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder
6) 3 bars (of Rs. 20 each) of plain Dairy Milk/ or half a bar of cooking chocolate
7) A handful of chocolate chips
8) 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1) Sift the maids, cocoa powder and baking soda with a pinch of salt and keep aside. Grease and line the baking tin.
2) Preheat the oven at 180 C for at least ten minutes before baking.
3) Beat the sugar and butter together with a hand blender.
4) Melt the chocolate bars and then mix it slowly with the butter-sugar mix.
5) Add eggs to this mix.
6) Fold in the maida-cocoa powder into this mix. Mix chocolate chips with the batter before pouring it into the tin.
7) Bake at 180 degrees for at least 30 minutes. Check if its done with a fork. If not done, bake for another ten minutes or so (this entirely depends on your oven). If done, take it out and cover with a cloth and leave for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
Note: I used a bar of 90% Lindt that I had lying in my fridge instead of baking chocolate