Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I burnt my brownies...

While going through my recipes sheets yesterday I found a quick easy recipe for blondies (a kind of a brownie). So when I reached home I saw that I had all the ingredients at home to make them. Me and Betu together worked on it and got the batter ready. I spread it on the tray and kept it for baking. 7-8 minutes later I could see that the living room was getting a bit smoky. It took me about 5 seconds to realise what was happening and I ran to the kitchen but was a bit too late.

I had actually forgotten to turn down the temperature knob after setting it at highest when I preheated the oven.

But I still managed to save 6-7 of them from the sides and for the rest I scraped off the darkened tops. It wasn't as soft as it should be because instead of baking at lesser temperature for longer duration they were baked for shorter period at high temperature. Here is the pic of the 'saved' ones -

I'm definitely going to be making these again coz if they can taste this good the way I baked them, they would taste heavenly if baked properly. Here goes the recipe for those wanna try-

  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups light brown sugar (powdered)
  • 2 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts; optional
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch baking pan or line the pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together oil and brown sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the brown sugar mixture. Mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate chunks & walnuts, if using.
  • Spread batter into prepared baking pan. Batter will be thick!
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares as desired.
Personal Notes:
  • I used only 2 cups sugar and still found it to be a bit too sweet.
  • Since I didn't have brown sugar, I used normal sugar and added 2-3 tbsps of cocoa powder.
  • I used raisins instead of walnuts and chocolate chunks since I didn't have any of both.


  1. Chalo, something to do over the upcoming long weekends! :)
    Thanks nm.

  2. :)
    cool! the brownies do look yummy...
    i bought plum cake and honey cake and after the husband gets home, will bring home a bottle of wine! :)

  3. Bravo !!!
    I have seen you go live with your camera and girl, I love that spirit.
    Good luck next time.

  4. Doesn't look bad.. Good luck next time :)

  5. :)

    Thanks for the recipe and let us know how they turn out next time around

  6. Rishab is sayig "Lecker!" and is complaining that i removed the picture (the enlarged one), they looked really tempting. Now let me show him his picture , he's complaining. :)