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Cocoa Brownie No Bake

Its a been a while i gave attention to this little blog of mine may be because i was digged in other stuff. I always wanted to get back soon but that was not happening and when we entered in new year even at that time i was willing to get back but then it was not happening. But i successfully uploaded 3 videos on my Youtube channel which were pending from long time. For this year this is my official post which i made and that to last moment for my MFB challenge.
MFB challenge happens 10th of every month and this month challenge was cooking a recipe from  afeliaskitchen  by Afia. She has got lot of yummy non-veg and baking related recipes. with beautiful pics. Because i thought of taking up this challenge nick of time... i wanted to do some quick recipe and kid friendly ... so i took her Chocolate Brownie recipe and followed the same recipe quantities as is but instead of baking in Oven and kept it in microwave. As we were not using any chocolate in it i named it *Cocoa Brownie*. It took me around 12 mins in microwave. Yeah that was quick..just before kids pickup time and sunset. To take a pic (which is ok today) i have to do before 3.00pm because i have to go to pick up the kids and by the time we come back home (3:45) n our lovely sun would have almost set. 
Today's recipe is Whole Wheat Cocoa Brownies in microwave...these brownies are dense and cakey. Because these are baked in microwave its not dry on top and have bit steaminess in it, which probably you won't get to known until you been informed about it . For quick fix microwave is okk but baking in oven results the perfectness. By the way Kids n me loved the recipe and gobbled half of it ... 

Level: Easy
Makes: 16

1 teaspoon: 5 ml


150g whole wheat flour(chapati atta)/Plain Flour
300g sugar
35gms cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Large eggs
170g butter/margarine
100ml boiling water
icing sugar for dusting (optional)


*Baking in Oven then Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 before starting.

Boil 100ml water in the kettle.
Melt 170g butter/margarine in short 15 - 20 seconds bursts in the microwave or in a pan (whatever suits you), once melted leave to one side.
Prepare a square 8 x 8 inch cake tin[If you are making in Microwave use microwave safe glass vessel] by lining with grease proof paper.
In a clean bowl sift in 150g flour, 35gms cocoa powder, 300g sugar, and 1 tsp baking powder.
Mix the dry ingredients together. Add 3 eggs one at a time, followed by 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
Now add the melted butter and mix all the ingredients together using a whisk. Finally measure and add 100ml boiling water (please take care when mixing in the boiling water at this point, if you have young children helping you).
You should have a lovely glossy mixture which drops off your whisk easily. Pour the mixture into your tin(microsafe glass bowl).
Microwave:  I am using 800w microwave. Place the glass bowl and first cook for 9 mins on high without opening inbetween and then check if the center is cooked then again keep it for 1 min interval and cook until toothpick inserted comes out clean. For me it took 12mins.
Baking in Oven:
Place the tin in preheated oven and bake in the center of your oven on gas mark 4 for 45 - 50 minutes. Remove the tin from oven and check that it's cooked by inserting a knife/toothpick into the centre, the brownies are done when a knife/toothpick comes out clean. 

Leave to cool in the cake tin for 15 - 20 minutes, then take a plastic knife and loosen around the edges and remove from the cake tin. Allow the brownies to cool completely on a cooling rack once removed before slicing.
Slice the brownies into 4 sections as shown and then either into 4 x 4 slices (this will give you 16 squares) or 4 x 5 slices (this will give you 20 squares). Dust with some icing sugar for a pretty effect.
Serve your Chocolate Brownies as is or alongside ice cream and syrup for a really indulgent treat!

#CocoaBrownies is going to #MFBC for Jan19 month.

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