Did you know that the first brownie made was actually by mistake. It seems that the baker was baking a chocolate cake but didn’t have baking powder. Hence the end result was an unrisen fudgy treat that we now know as a brownie. Although there were many adjustments done from that point on for the brownie that we so happily eat today. This is one of those delights that you can never be bored of. You can eat them as it is right out from the oven, or add a scoop of ice cream on top of it. You can also add some fresh cream and berries over a slice of brownie and oh my! You have a tasty treat filled with goodness in its every bite.
Brownies mainly consist of flour, eggs, cocoa powder and sugar as the main ingredients. However this recipe is made without eggs but they taste equally as good as the brownies with eggs in them. Since they do not contain eggs, they stay fresh for long about a week in mild temperatures.
Now off to the recipe…
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter, salted, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cup yoghurt
3 tsp vanilla extract
Chopped walnuts / Chocolate chips ( optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a baking dish with butter. Sprinkle little flour over it.
2. Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Sift cocoa powder into it. Mix well.
3. In another bowl, mix melted butter, yoghurt and vanilla essence. Add the dry flour mixture slowly in to the bowl while mixing continuously. Once everything is combined stop stirring. The batter should not be over mixed.
4. Add walnuts or choco chips and mix. Pour on the greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Leave it in the oven to cool for a little bit.
Cut in squares and serve! Enjoy this delicious brownies with cream or ice cream, just any way you like.