Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nutella Brownies for 3 years of blogging

I had to post this atleast before the month ends. Yes, theres a reason, no there are two reasons. You know one of them ~ the 22nd. Just 3 more months and our prince is gonna be '2'. Yes, he is gonna reach "the terrible twos" in another 3 months and I have started thinking about birthday themes. Not that he is not terrible now, he is one naughty boy and he wonders us everyday with his daily pranks. To us our boy has already started his era of terrible twos and is taking every bit of it seriously.

Moving on to the second reason, its been 3 years of boo-ti-ful blogging. Yes, 3 years of on and off blogging. I have never held on to a passion so sincerely and this blog baby is so special to me for that reason. Blogging has introduced me to so many people who have been there no matter what. Blogging has introduced me to different cuisines and I have never been hesitant to try new foods. And then there is baking. I would have never found my passion for baking had it not been for blogging. I take this chance to thank all my boo-ti-ful readers for all the support that you have been giving me throughout my blogging journey.

Coming to these brownies, as much I love brownies, I never try them that frequently. They are loaded with calories in every bite and the amount of butter that goes into creating a brownie makes me to bake it only as an occasional treat. So when it was time to bake for the 22nd along with the "blogiversary", I started going through my BROWNIES pinterest board. These nutella brownies seemed to be calling out my name by every letter and so I set out baking explaining every little action to pappu who seemed to be hooked to the whole brownie baking episode.

The brownies turned out perfect with that crackled crust and chewy fudgy centre. The waiting time was daunting by every second and we got restless with every ticking second. Finally we got to cut it after 15 mins, one bite and we went weak on the knees. It was every bit a brownie had to be and pappu enjoyed it dancing around as he munched on his treat. And then I decided, from next month on it is gonna be a brownie/blondie for the 22nd of every month.

Adapted from here
Prep time: 15 mins; Cooking time: 30 mins; Makes: 9-16
~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 6 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup, scant
Butter - 1/2 cup, I used salted
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2, room temperature
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch, skip if using salted butter
Nutella - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some paper hanging on either sides of the pan for easy removal of brownies. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Meanwhile melt the nutella using a double boiler method or in your microwave till runny.

Melt butter in a saucepan. (I don't know why I used a double boiler. Don't be like me.). Then whisk in sugar and vanilla. When slightly cooled beat in one egg at a time till fully combined.

Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until fully combined. Stir in melted nutella.

Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 mins. A toothpick inserted should come out with some moist crumbs and no wet batter. Let cool completely atleast overnight.


Dig in with some cold milk.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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40 comments:

  1. congrats!!! 3 years is a good time... and perfect way to celebrate... the brownies look really yum...

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  2. Congratulations Vimitha.........way to go. Fantastic nutella brownie, would love to grab few squares now. Yummy treat to celebrate.

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  3. Advance wishes to your son.. Terrible Brownies

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  4. Congrats!!! Brownies look really yummy and delicious.

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  5. congrats to ur blog...brownies looks so yummmyyyy.......

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  6. A big congrats for 3 year...brownies so inviting...yummy..

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  7. awesome brownies.. gr8 for celebration.. congratulations.. wishing u many more years of succesful blogging.. :)

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  8. congrats dear...very inviting brownies, i'm drooling over!!!

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  9. Awesome brownies. Really so inviting. Perfect for parties.

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  10. congrats vimi these r yumm n awesome brownies..

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  11. congrats on reaching 3 years of blogging! :) u own a beautiful space n m happy to be one amongst the readers of this space :) Advanced wishes to ur Prince too

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  12. brownies look fabulous! :) pass me some

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  13. Congrats, brownies looks cute and delicious.

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  14. congrats vimitha great way to celebrate

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  15. hey congrats and thanks for this virtual treat!!!

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  16. wow congratzon your 3rd year of blogging dear :) perfect sinful brownies to start the year :) they look fantastic !!

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  17. Many congrats vimitha .Have a happy years of blogging .One in a while we can treat ourselfs with these wonderful brownies ..They are taking me over ...

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  18. Congrats Vimitha, those brownies are just too tempting..

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  19. Congratulations Vimitha! Here's to many more years to blogging..

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  20. Congrats!!!! Brownies looks tempting and love the texture on top.

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  21. congrats dear!! brownies looks soo tempting!!

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  22. Congratulations on completing 3 years! Brownies are my weakness and these look deadly!

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  23. congrats! and perfect celebration.. Looks so delicious

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  24. Congrats...mmmm.....yummmm... Looks mouthwatering. Amazing clicks

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  25. Congratulations Vimithaa. Nigella brownies must be tasting heavenly.

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  26. Sorry I meant nutella brownies. I hate this spelling prediction.

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  27. Congrats Vimitha...so many reasons to celebrate and to be proud of :-)

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  28. Congrats Vimitha, perfect way to celebrate this wonderful journey of three years... wish youu many more succesful years to come. Nutella brownies look super fab and tempting...

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  29. Congrats Vimitha..As usual nice mclicks and brownies ...

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  30. Congratulations and wishing you many more years of blogging and sharing what you love to do.The brownies look aweosme.

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  31. Congratulations Vimitha on your milestone..wishing your many more years of blogging...The brownies look yummy

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  32. congrats dear for your blogging journey :* I am your new follower :) do take a time out and visit my place you have many of wonderful recipe :)

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  33. Congrats and wish many more to come. Lovely brownies

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  34. Congratulations and wishing u many more years of blogging dear :) Brownies look delicious

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  35. My hearty wishes to you Vimitha..keep rocking...

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  36. Congrats and advanced happy birthday to your son. Perfect brownies for any occasion.

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  37. Congratulations Vimi on your milestone! Nutella Brownies looks truly delicious and tempting...lovely treat :)

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  38. Congrats Vimitha on your bloggiversary! Brownies looks awesome! I have an eggless version using Avocados! You must try it - you never miss the eggs and there is hardly any butter!

    Shobha

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