Close your eyes and say this word – Brownie.There’s something about this word that just so happy, edible and deliciously edible at that, right?
I don’t know if I have said this on the blog before. But it’s a joke I like to repeat again and again. I mean, what’s the use of a good line if
Close your eyes and say this word – BROWNIE…
There’s something about this word that just so happy, edible and deliciously edible at that, right?
I don’t know if I have said this on the blog before. But it’s a joke I like to repeat again and again. I mean, what’s the use of a good line if it cannot be rehashed, right? So whenever I make something decadent, ask my mum to taste it and ask her how it turned out, she has one standard response – when you put butter and sugar (AND CHOCOLATE) together, how is that supposed to be anything but good! 😀 😀
So yes, back to brownies. (Hey, you know what, I even named by son’s first teddy bear as Brownie!) I love baking brownies, and there are tons of variations you could do with them. Basic cocoa brownies, ones with walnuts (which I love), roasted almonds adding a ton of flavour, adding orange extract (because chocolate and orange are so made for each other), adding cream cheese, adding a cookie crust, adding your favourite biscuits – the list is endless.
Apparently, yesterday was National Brownie Day and brownie lover that I am, I did feel sad that I did not do a special post to mark the occasion. So here I am, with a warm brownie in my hand, asking you to go through the BEST BROWNIES ON SAFFRON TRAIL compilation, with the hope that you’ll be inspired to bake one (or three) of them real soon xx
BASIC CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
Simple, readily available ingredients come together to make this utterly simple brownie. Totally beginner friendly and comes together in a jiffy, if you are a n00b in the brownie world, this is the thing you must start with.
ROASTED ALMOND BROWNIES
If basic cocoa brownies are too basic for you, up the flavour with the addition or roasted almonds. These are the sort that make people have a bite and go ‘swooooon’ or fall in love with you, or both. The secret ingredient here is coffee liquor that gives it the added kick.
The only way I can eat Oreo Cookies is in these brownies. You can tell I’m not a big fan of Oreos. But my son is. And most kids I know are. Must be something to do with their very cute ‘DUNK’ ad campaign that they can relate to. Oreos inside and on top of these brownies, gives it the chewy texture and might I add, they look stunning with those Oreo patterns studding the tops of the brownies.
Are you someone who thinks brownies are an indulgence as they are? Then wait until you’ve sunk your teeth into these Cheesecake Brownies or Creamcheese Swirl Brownies. They are indulgence x 10!! The basic brownie layer is topped with a mix of cream cheese, egg and sugar and my, is that utterly brilliant or what. The slightly sour flavour of the cream cheese gives a whole new angle of deliciousness to these work-of-art brownies.
TRIPLE DECKER BROWNIES
These are a whopper in the brownie world. A bottom layer of short crust, middle layer of cookies and top layer of fudgy brownie batter, these are the brownies to bake when you want to knock someone’s socks off!
SUPER HEALTHY VEGAN BROWNIES
Why make a brownie healthy, you may ask! And rightfully so. But sometimes you want to indulge within limits and this is one such recipe. Using foxtail millet flour, raw cane sugar, grated carrots (I kid you not), these are truly good for you.
PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE SANDWICH
Another impromptu recipe that happened because my brownie piece turned out too thin due to baking in a larger pan, peanut butter to the rescue.