Sunday, February 27, 2011
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Creamy Fruity Brownie

2/27/2011 12:03:00 AM

A rich, gooey, sinful and truly indulgent dessert. Warm, fudgy walnut brownies served with rum marinated fruits, drizzled with chocolate sauce that is streaked with fresh cream. And what is a brownie served without the mandatory scoop of vanilla ice-cream. So dig in and indulge.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 60 mins
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients
For The Brownies
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp soda bi-carb
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp curds (dahi)
5 tbsp milk
5 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

To Be Mixed Together For The Marinated Fruits
1 1/2 cups mixed fruits (strawberries , I741 , I26 etc.)
1 tbsp rum
1 tsp castor sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
1/2 tsp lemon rind

For The Marbled Chocolate Sauce
1 1/2 cups grated dark chocolate
1/2 cup cream

Other Ingredients
2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream


Method
For the brownies
Pre-heat the oven to 180 c (350 f).
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon, making sure there are no lumps.
Pour this mixture into a greased and dusted 200 mm. X 200 mm. (8" x 8") baking tray.
Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool and cut into 50 mm. X 50 mm. (2" x 2") pieces. Keep aside.

For the marbled chocolate sauce
Keep aside 2 tablespoons of the cream and pour the rest into a pan. Bring it to a boil and remove from the fire.
Add the chocolate and mix well till it is of a sauce like consistency. Keep aside.

How to proceed
Lightly heat 2 sizzler plates till they are hot (but not red hot as for other sizzlers) and place them on their respective wooden trays.
Pour some of the chocolate sauce over 1 sizzler plate and drizzle some fresh cream over.
Using a toothpick, streak the cream into the chocolate sauce to create a marbled effect.
Place half the brownies and then the marinated fruits on the sides. (reheat the brownies if cold).
Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and the chocolate sauce.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make another sizzler.
Serve immediately.

Tips
If you like, soak the brownies with some rum before you place them on the sizzler platter.

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