A brownie that started it all!
Updated: Jun 22
Conde Nast revealed the famous brownie that started it all.. Kainaz Messaman , the creative genius of Theobroma ,started off with a tiny outlet in Mumbai's Colaba neighborhood which turned into a chain of patisseries and cafes across Mumbai and later Delhi and Pune . This Heirloom recipe is a must try ...it surely is the Food of the Gods!
I loved the fact that it was easy , used no baking powder and I replaced the all purpose flour with oats flour and the castor sugar with Jaggery and blended half of the walnuts to a fine powder and added it to the batter ...You may try it with replacing the eggs with flax seeds too ...it was as delicious . Do make sure not to over bake it .
125 gms Salted butter
50 gms Oats flour / all purpose flour
175 gms Jaggery or castor sugar
30 gms Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 nos. Large eggs
50 gms Chopped walnuts
1. Pre-heat the oven to 165 deg Centigrade and grease and line a baking tray , preferably square.
2.Whisk together the butter and sugar / jaggery till is is pale , light and fluffy.
3.Add eggs one at a time , ensuring the first one has been incorporated completely before adding the second.
4.Add the vanilla extract.
5.Seive the flour and cocoa together and fold well into the butter /sugar mixture.
6. Fold in 25 gms of chopped walnuts into the batter . I blended them into a fine powder and added them in.
7.Pour the batter into the baking tin and add the rest of the walnuts on top.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Please check after 15 minutes ;the cake tester should come out with some batter clinging to it .
Please do not over bake or it will become dry and crumbly.