Saturday, October 11, 2008

Microwave Double Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are chocolate cakes-denser,richer than normal chocolate cake.They can be chewy or fudgy depending on density and ingredients included like cheese,nuts etc.I saw this microwave version in food network(as usual) and made little adjustments and got excellent results.Here's the recipe.

All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Unsalted Butter: 1 stick
Milk Chocolate:2 oz or as per your taste
Tofu: 1/4 cup+
Soy milk: little
Sugar: 1/4 cup /as per taste
Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp


Cut tofu into small chunks/cubes and puree it in the blender adding little soy milk.If you do not have soy milk,can use little water/milk or the melted butter-chocolate mix we will be making as well. as well.If you are not using soy milk then increase the tofu to 1/2 cup as this recipe uses 2 eggs and I have replaced those with tofu +little soymilk.Tofu gives problems while pureeing so be sure to add something to it before pureeing thoroughly into a creamy mix.

In a microwave safe dish,melt the chocolate for 45-50 seconds in the microwave.Now add the butter stick to this and microwave again for 30-35 seconds.They may start melting but would hold their shape.Take out and whisk together to combine.Add sugar and whisk well.Add sifted flour+salt and whisk well so that all the flour is incorporated.Add the pureed tofu and vanilla extract to the mix and whisk well to almost smooth consistency.Top with chocolate chips and microwave for 3-5 minutes till the cake tester/tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Closer Look........

Cool the brownie for minimum 15 minutes.Cut into wedges and serve as such or with whipped cream or icecream.

The microwave ovens vary.So start the melting process with 20 seconds and baking at 3 minutes.Mine was ready by 3:33 minutes,though the recipe called for 4:30 -5:00 minutes.Also use the chocolate you prefer-the actual recipe called for 2 oz of unsweetened chocolate and 1 cup of sugar,but I prefer milk chocolate and has used 6 rectangles of Hersheys milk chocolate bar -almost 9-10 squares of Cadbury's -and has reduced the sugar to 5-6 spoons(almost 1/4 cup).Adjust the sugar as per your taste and chocolate you have used.

The brownie was excellent considering the fact that it was ready in under 5 minutes.It was cake like and chewy and little portions stuck to the bottom of the dish-loosening a microwave brownie is tricky,but it was delicious-simply scrap the bottom of the dish and enjoy.Serve brownies anytime you like or serve warm as dessert with ice cream.

These Brownies are sure going to FIC:Brown along with Pecan Lace Cookies to make Sunshine Mommy break into a sunny smile.

They also go to Madhuram's Egg Replacement Baking Event where the current theme is Silken Tofu.


Usha said...

I love brownies and these look wonderful :)

Cham said...

Quick dessert made in jiffy! Great entry!

anudivya said...

Love quick and easy dishes. These looks wonderful, nice entry...

Sunshinemom said...

Double whammy, Sweatha!! They are eggless, microwaved and yet look yummy:) I must check out food network - you seem to be a close follower! This made me break into a grin, BTW!! Thank you:)

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow chocolate brownies look awesome dear. Nice entry to the event. A sweet suprise for you in my blog, take time to check out.

Cynthia said...

I am not really a lover of sweet stuff or chocolate but the chips on your brownies make me want to eat them :)

I recently made a banana bread with some and it was so good :)

anudivya said...

You've been tagged. :)

Beyond Curries said...

Sweatha, I can't believe these cuties were baked in less than 5 minutes. Wow! I have tried baking in microwave only once and it was not mentionable. Great job and thank you very much for participating in the event.

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