When I was working on The Pink CakeBox, my home based baking venture, I got a request for a brownie cake. An eggless brownie cake. I have a great brownie recipe and I have made it several times but that is one with eggs. I also have a great eggless chocolate cake recipe, but the person who wanted the cake was very specific she wanted it more like a brownie, less like a cake.
I had never made eggless brownies before, let alone a brownie cake. Since I had a bit of time I started looking for recipes. I was looking for something which would be a cross between a brownie and cake. Cake-like to be eaten with ganache, yet fudge like a brownie. I found a recipe, tried it, it was a failure. I made some variations and tried again, the cake failed this time too. By this time I had started panicking and didn’t know what I would do if I can’t get the recipe right. Thankfully third time’s a charm and I got the perfect eggless brownie cake- slightly gooey, chocolatey, fudgy- just about everything I want in a brownie but still leaning towards a cake. The client loved the cake, and I got an eggless recipe for a brownie cake now in my repertoire.
I am going through all my tried and tested recipes from my TPC days. These recipes went through a number of trials and every feedback was noted. I have decided to share the ones that I used most frequently and became a favorite with my customers here on the blog. I have previously shared my red velvet cake recipe.Today I am sharing my eggless brownie recipe.
Super fudgey, super chocolatey, super easy brownie recipe.
I am always in search of a good brownie recipe. I have been pretty happy with the Dorie Greenspan Brownie recipe I have posted eons back (excuse the photography in that post), and generally that’s the recipe I make when I crave for brownies. But when I come across a new brownie recipe, I have to pin or bookmark it, just so that I can compare it with the one I already use. Or maybe because I get an excuse to bake a brownie. Maybe.
I have tried a few recipes along the way- some were really good like An Edible Mosaic’s brownie recipe– fudgy and chewy, while some were super duper fudgey – still delicious but they leaned more towards a fudge than a brownie. Some I had yet to try and were lying in my boomkark folders or as pins on pinterest, waiting to be compared.
One of the brownie recipes I have had bookmarked for a while was Nick Malgieri’s Supernatural Brownies and the other day while I was trying out something else that needed a brownie in it, I decided to give the supernatural brownie recipe a go.
Four years back my mom had some brownies and every brownie that anybody ever bakes and she gets to eat, is for sure compared to those brownies she had four years back. And none have ever reached to that level of greatness. When I asked her how did this fare against those, she said these were as good if not better. Score!
Since she is my taste expert these days and getting a thumbs up from her (believe me she can be very critical of my baking and cooking), meant that this recipe had to be shared with you all today.
….because well what’s Valentine’s Day (or life) without a little sluttiness.
I keep complaining to V that we do not travel much and though the “we” do not travel much part still stands, I am officially tired of traveling. My 2013 till now has been spent living out of the suitcase, and this is when I don’t even work. Even though its not official traveling I still won’t call it traveling for pleasure any more because honestly I just want to sit at one place and stick to that place for at least a week, if not more!
In my last post I mentioned the places I would be traveling to- from Kolkata to Lucknow to Jaipur to Delhi to Chandigarh to Delhi to Corbett to Allahabad to Delhi to finally Arizona in March. I have already attended four weddings this year (these are the ones that were weddings of close friends- I am not including the other random people’s receptions I have attended in between). I am traveling to Corbett for the fifth wedding (and hopefully the last one for some time) tonight. From there I head to my parents place in Allahabad and will also be attending theMahakumbh Mela that I talked about in my last post.
I wanted to share my Vipassana and “bharat darshan” experience with all of you, but an hour on the laptop today will not suffice. SO I will leave that for another day.
Today, I want to share these brownies that I had taken on my train ride to Kolkata for my friends who were also traveling with me.
I have no clue why someone decided to name these brownies slutty.
A choc-chip cookie dough layer. Whole oreo cookies layered side by side on top of the cookie dough. A rich chocolatey brownie batter poured on top of the two and a final sprinkle of crushed oreos on top.
Ummm…..I kinda understand the idea behind calling them slutty. Just describing makes them sound like quite a tease! Chocolate chip cookie, brownies, oreos all in one bite- slut galore in your mouth!