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A brownie that started it all!

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 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 was as delicious . Do make sure not to over bake it .

Theobroma's Brownie


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

To prepare

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.


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