You know that one recipe that you keep going back to every time someone requests it? For me, its Nigella Lawson’s brownies. Years ago, from my ‘food-blogging-is-in days’, I had attended a waffle making competition at the erstwhile Cafe Sundance at Churchgate, Mumbai. And my team won – if I recall correctly we went with classic flavours, and anybody knows that classic is gold!
Anyway, the prize was a cookbook – one of Nigella Lawson’s most popular ones – How to be a Domestic Goddess. And was I stoked! However, years have passed and I’ve cooked just two recipes from the book – both amazing hits, though. But, the one recipe I just keep going back to is the Brownies. I mean, they have never failed me. They have the perfect crispy surface, with a nice fudgy centre and they are so sumptuous. So much so, that I’ve pencilled in halved measurements for when I don’t want to make a huge batch and there are little stains of wiped down chocolate here and there on the page.
The recipe is super simple, you melt the butter and chocolate over a low flame. Whisk sugar and eggs separately. And then bring them all together into a loving union with the flour and nuts. Pour the beeeyoootiful mixture into a brownie pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes till the surface is nice and shiny like paper.
I love it, and I know you will, too. So, here’s the foolproof recipe!