Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chocolate Brownie

Its amazing how we transition from busy to busier and then to even more so. I didn't realize at all how soon two weeks have passed and I didn't get a chance to think about my next post. Now when I am trying to write something, I felt its been such long time. 

May be this is a very womanly thing but after spending my whole day in office, I feel relieved when I enter my home, especially in my kitchen. My kitchen feels like a room full of treasures. You select what gems you want from the treasure chest and then make your own jewellery. 

200 gm of dark chocolate (I use 60% or more)
200 gm of unsalted butter
150 gm sugar
100 gm plain flour
100 gm mixed nuts
3 eggs


Beat the eggs and the sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Break the chocolate into small pieces and then melt with butter in a Bain-marie until it forms a thick pool of chocolate and no lumps remaining. Add the flour in to the egg and sugar mixture and whisk it well using an electronic whisker. Now add the chocolate in to the mix and using a wooden spoon give the mixture a good stir. Last but not the least add the mixed nuts to the mixture and bake it the the oven for 20 minutes. 

Cool it in a rack for some time then cut them in to squares and serve with tea or coffee. Enjoy. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Little Delights

Once upon a time in a land far far away there lived a little girl. She lived in a little cottage and had a little garden full of strawberries, peaches, apricots pineapple and many more fruits and vegetables. Near her little cottage there were two small springs each had melted chocolate flowing through them. One was dark chocolate and the other one was white. On a bright sunny day she would go to her garden, hand pick some fresh fruits and get two bucket full of chocolates and make little delights for the afternoon market in the village.   



The little girl decided to dress the strawberries in a suit with a bow. Some of the apricots in white dress with dark laces decorated on them and some in dark hat. Let the well dressed fruits relax for sometime and then she took them to the market.