Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Chocolate Brownie
If I ever have my own hall or wall of favorite brownie recipe, this recipe for chocolate brownie is going to make it to the top. Not just because my 4 year old found this recipe, made a hand written recipe card and baked it all by herself for her Maa (me!). Nor because it was so easy even a 4 yr old could make it. But because these brownies are so darn delicious! They are dense, rich, chocolaty on the inside and nice n crackly on top. They are everything a brownie ever strives to be. Then they have nutella in it and the world knows that nutella makes everything better.
A couple mornings back after her dad left for work, with lazy eyes and bones, butterfly and I were cuddling on the couch. She was still in her PJs as school was closed and there was no hurry to rush anywhere. We were discussing some serious matters like cakepops and the color pink . During this heart to heart I must have said or done something right because she cuddled with me a little tighter and said, "Maa, I want to fill your bucket today!"
Butterfly!
A while back they read this beautiful book at her school. This book was about encouraging positive behavior in children by daily acts of kindness, appreciation and love. It uses metaphors like bucket filling for an act of kindness and bucket dipping for not so positive actions. I highly recommend this book if you have a little reader in your family. So anyway, I don't exactly know what, but I did something that made her feel like "filling my bucket". She put on her chef boots and decided to bake me some brownies. Because lets be honest, brownies fill everyone's bucket! It might give you some extra love handles but it sure fills your bucket. And in mere 4 years of her time in this world, she has figured that part pretty well.

Ingredients

After that decision of hers we got to business fast. She borrowed my phone, asked how to spell the word "BRrrOoWNIEee" and within minutes I was looking at a hand written recipe card handed being over to me. "I cannot reach up that high so could you please get these things for me?", she said batting those dense, curly eyelashes. Yup, she has figured that part well too!

Cuteness

She started with adding  butter and chocolate to a microwavable bowl.

Mircrowave t

Microwave for a few seconds for the two to melt.

Mix butter and sugar

Whisk melted butter with chocolate and then stir in sugar.

Add eggs and flour

Wait for it to cool slightly before adding eggs. Mix and add flour.
Mixing and pouring
Whisk it all well. Pour it in an oiled baking dish.
Holding in Hand
Microwave some nutella for a few seconds till melted. Pour it over brownie batter. Play around with a butter knife to make some designs. Pop in the oven and bake. And that's how she made the single most delicious brownie I have ever tasted.
Do you cook with your little one too? I'd love to see some recipes your little chefs cook in your kitchen.

Ingredients: We followed this recipe. Only a few ingredients tweaked due to unavailability.
1/2 cup butter
4-5 oz semi sweet chocolate
1 cup coconut palm sugar (brown or white granulated should work just fine)
2 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoon nutella

Method:
Preheat the oven at 350 deg. F. Line and oil an 8x8 baking dish.
In a microwavable bowl place together chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave for about 45 seconds until the butter is melted
Mix with a whisk. Stir in sugar.
Wait for the mixture to cool a little and then stir in rest of the ingredients except for nutella.
Pour batter into the baking dish.
Microwave nutella for 25-30 seconds. Pour over the batter. Make zigzags with a butter knife or tooth pick.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through and leaves the sides.
Cool before enjoying.

33 comments:

  1. Such a classic, and this recipe sound perfect!

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  2. Lovely post Prerna :). I totally love their bucket fill program at school too. Wish adults could also fill each others bucket every day.

    Totally doing this with Simi :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. How sweet of your lilángel. Loved the entire post...my guy is just 2, but i'm bookarking this one incase he decides to fill his bucket someday and wanna decide on what to do for me ;-)

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  4. Kiss her a million for me :) This is your best post ever.

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    1. I sure will Soma :-) Thanks so much!

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  5. Oh gosh your butterfly is astounding, and just tooo cute P! Those brownies do look amazing! Love her boots too :)

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    1. How is my little hero doing Rose? Gosh, we have practically lost touch.

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  6. Looks like she had so much fun in the kitchen! Can't go wrong with gooey chocolaty decadent brownies!

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  7. I wabt to gobble her up instead of brownies! May I? :)
    Kiss her for me. Will you?

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  8. Divine looking brownies! Your daughter is a real sweetheart.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. With this cute little helper it must taste even better.

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  10. Your little baker is adorable! Amazing brownies too!

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  11. Ufff yeh cuteness.... she is such a cute baby!
    Give her big hugs!!!!

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  12. Such a beautiful post! Love it - She is adorable! Hugs to her.

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  13. so sweet shes adorable these days are so special

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  14. mmm....soooo yummy :'( cant eat :'(


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  16. She is such a doll, adorable. The sweetest thing comes from a sweet little thing.<3
    I just enjoy kids cooking and looking at them going crazy with the ingredients. I was given an omelet with balsamic vinegar the other day and I had to keep a smile on my lips while tasting it..:) It was good though. Precious moments.

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  17. Too good! You present chocolate brownie recipe with unique way for everyone... I like this...

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  18. Hello little lady! Your brownies look like the best brownies ever baked.
    (It's lovely to meet your sous-chef, Prerna. It's uncanny how much she looks like mine, standing on that step stool. It's an all-too-familiar scene :)

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  19. Nice one, Bless little one

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  20. Its a very nice chocolate recipe . One of the easiest instant food mixes , a person can easily make it.Starting from the very youngest to the eldest member of the family, every one will love it.

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  22. Hi, is it ok if I translate your recipe into Swedish? I have been using recipes for the Swedish version of brownies called 'kladdkaka' from here: http://www.norrmejerier.se/tema/kladdkaka but haven't found the perfect recipe. This one comes closest so far.

    Love your blog by the way especially the cute photos!

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