Sunday, July 9, 2023

Chocolate Brownies

I love brownies. They are just out of d world? Don’t u think so…especially when you scoop it out with vanilla ice-cream….oh…its heaven

I just love the rich chocolaty taste of the brownies I made today….every bite rich with taste  chocolate and the occasional crunch of walnuts…perfect tea time snack .....with a cup of strong coffee for you …or a tall glass of milk for kiddos….

Being brownie crazy well I was excited while I made them and now very happy with the results…..This is recipe for keeps….

From Joy of baking


Cooking chocholate-150 gm(I used milk compound semisweet chocholate-Morde)
Butter-113 gms/1/2 cup(room temperature)
Cocoa powder-15 gms/2 tbsp
Granulated  sugar-1 cup /200 gms
Vanilla essence-1 tsp
Eggs-3(room temperature)
Salt-1/4 tsp
All purpose flour-3/4 cup(95 gms)
Walnuts/ choco chips-a handful of both


Double boil butter (at room temperature) and chopped cooking chocolate (semi sweet) till both melt together and mix well.
Add sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla essence and use whisk to mix well
Whisk in eggs one at a time and mix well each time.
Add salt and flour and fold well
Add chopped walnuts and  or Choco chips and mix well
Take a greased 8 inch 2o cent metre baking pan.
Pour into the prepared pan Preheat oven to 180c.Bake for about25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a few moist clumps clinging to it.


Refrain from using electric mixer as you don’t have to aerate the mixture here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Dulce De Leche Verrine

Anything made with Dulce De Leche is out of the world....I would call it caramelized condensed milk and it makes some wonderful desserts like the one below-.

                                                                                                                                                                                              This dessert is a heavy one....a real heavy one on your tummy....I had one glass and skipped my dinner instead.....I have used sponge cake as the 1st layer.....I had homemade sponge cake sitting in my pantry so I used up the spongecake instead of buying it from outside......

So  that's another dessert rich and creamy and easy to make.....hope you enjoy savouring it............


Layer 1
Sponge Cake-1 small.

Layer 2
Condensed Milk-1tin
Milk-3-4 cups
Sugar-1/4 cup
Fresh cream-1 small pack(Amul Cream)250 ml
Vanilla Essence- a few drops
Gelatin-1/4 cup or more

Layer 3
Whip cream powder-1cup
Cold water/Milk- As needed
Vanilla essence-a few drops
Colour- a few drops



You can see the recipe for Layer 1-Sponge cake here.

Layer 2

Dulce De Leche

In a pressure cooker place condensed milk tin and fill water till the can is fully immersed.

Close pressure cooker and cook on medium flame with weight on.After 1
st whistle reduce flame to low and cook for 45 minutes.

Allow cooker to cool and take out the can.Allow the can to cool and open it.Toffee like semi solid is 
Dulce de leche.

Take a thick bottomed pan and mix milk,dulce de leche,essence,cream and sugar.Bring to boil.

Bloom gelatin and add slowly to the mixture.Mix and cook well till slightly thick.
Allow to cool.Pour over 1st layer and refrigerate.

 Layer 3

Mix whip powder with milk/ water as required.Add vanilla essence also.In case you are using whip
cream whip with little sugar to soft peaks.

Serve dessert by layering whip cream over top of second layer .You can add praline also while serving.