Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brownies!


Sometime back I'd promised I'd find time each weekend to take up one craft activity with Naisha and try one recipe with Hrit. However I could keep my word only to Naisha. We did some great fun stuff. When it was Hrit's turn either we ran out of time or I couldn't find a suitable recipe.. easy yet appealing. And so I fobbed off the poor guy with stuff like peeling boiled eggs and potatoes (basics are very important, I told him) ...


 ... or post cooking washing (A good chef must learn to clear up).



Yes mums can be pretty crafty.

Sweetheart that he is, he hung around helping me with my chores satisfied if I let him 'smell the atta' or gave the names of the spices in the spice box.

Finally this weekend things came together and we decided to try this recipe from cookingandme.com. Chef Hrit took centre stage assisted by Naisha.

First, the ingredients...
Marie biscuits -- 20-25
Cocoa powder -- 3 tbsp
Roasted nut of choice, we managed walnuts -- 1/4 cup
Sugar -- 2 tsp
Condensed milk (Milkmaid) -- 1/2 of a 400gm tin


Here's how it goes...
Crush the Marie biscuits.. don't worry if it isn't too fine a powder

Add the cocoa powder

Add the sugar and Milkmade and mix. This needs some strength and I had to lend a hand

At which point.. the mixture becomes too yummy to not be tasted..

Add the nuts

Butter a bowl/tray

Spread out the mixture on the tray

Pat it evenly and put it in the freezer.

Call in the assistant to clear up

We left it overnight and the result was great. The brownies in the original recipe
look yummier but ours weren't bad
For a more accurate account do hop over to the original recipe .

Hrit's parting line (accompanied with a huge sigh): I wish I were a mama then I could get to cook all kinds of things.

11 comments:

  1. Great bonding time too!
    Lovely!!

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  2. Yummy and easy! Going to try it out myself.
    I like Hrit's funky glasses :)

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  3. Yummy and easy! Going to try it out myself.
    I like Hrit's funky glasses :)

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  4. Wow! That must have been real fun! Loved it

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  5. 1. With that apron over him, i think he's pulled off the best possible fancy dress off his, almost there with the pilot.
    2. Almost everytime, i used to see only Naisha doing something creative, ( atleast most of the time), so i thought Hrit was a lazy bum like me. Too bad Hrit, you don't give me company :(
    3. I am telling this for the nth time, OM, you need a bigger outlet for your creativity, maybe a child play school or something. Kindly give me the OD's email, and i'll put him a word ;)
    4. Drool..Drool.. slurp..slurp.. at the brownie. :D

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  6. I'm in LOVE with the sight of Hrit and Naisha in their pretty checkered aprons :D

    As for Hrit's comment, do give him a big, squeezy hug from me :)

    The brownies look super yummy and I think it is pretty do-able even for my twins. I'll try it out this weekend . Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Magiceye: Sure was.

    Aparna: if you're talking about the red ones.. they're history. He's onto his third pair this session.

    Rajrupa: Thanks

    Sugeeth: Thank You Thank You *Takes a bow*. As for the lazy bit.. I think most men grow into it. Mom-in-law tells me stories of The Husband helping out in the kitchen however I've never actually seen it happen. I do hope Hrit keeps up his enthu.
    PS: I like the 'OD' nomenclature.. though he's anything but that :-D.

    @Momofrs: Do do try it. Don't forget to check out the original recipe. And post pics please.

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  8. That is so cool OM!!
    Must try it out with Ammu :)

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  9. @OM and @Aparna:

    I have been wearing glasses since 4th standard, and each time i left for my school hostel, i was given 2 spares apart from the one, i was wearing. :)

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  10. LOL! At Hrit's one liner!!! He doesn't know how lovingly we wud give away the cooking...it loses its glamour when u have to do it daily ;)

    And that is indeeed a quick recipe!

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  11. @Priya.. Isn't it? I loved the recipe too. Do tell me how it went when you try it.

    @Sugeeth: Lolz.. and how many survived?

    @Smita: That's so true.. cooking is fun only when done occasionally.

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