Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Honey Cashewnut Brownies



Brownies serve as a perfect tea-time snack and goes well with tea/coffee. Brownie may also be served as dessert along with ice cream or whipped cream. The combo of hot freshly baked brownies with ice cream is heavenly! I love dark chocolates and hence any type of dessert made with one, makes me drool! Though I try hard to control my cravings the moment I see dark chocolate everything else goes out of my mind.

So is the love for cashews too especially roasted and salted ones..yummy! I love munching on it at any time of the day and needs no time to finish even a box of cashews. Hence cashews would always be on top of the list for grocery shopping every weekend. Apart from munching on cashews as a whole I do like anything made with cashews. I even try to incorporate it in dishes, as a whole or as coarse paste. Though health conscious I can never resist the combo of dark chocolate and cashews. So here I am with Honey Cashew nut Brownies :)


I wasn't a fan of honey during my childhood days. Though my grandma used to advice me on having honey due to its nutritional value I could never develop a liking for it. My husband loves honey and tries to incorporate it wherever possible even in recipes that didn't call for it! He even makes me have it and slowly I developed a passion for it too. Recently I came upon this article on the nutritional value of honey that proves why its good for both young and old which made me realize the truth behind my grandma's words!

I adopted the recipe from The Golden book of Chocolate but changed the original one to suit our taste and here is my version of Honey Cashew nut Brownies.

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour(150 g)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz(180 g) dark chocolate coarsely chopped
1/2 cup(125 g) butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup(125 ml) honey
2 large eggs
1 cup finely chopped cashew nuts

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F(180 C).
  • Grease a 9" square baking pan.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sift four times.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Add sugar and honey to this and beat well.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well until blended after each addition.
  • Now add the sifted flour mixture and cashew nuts and mix well.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and level the top surface.
  • Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until dry on top and firm to touch.
  • Allow it to cool before cutting.
This goes to:





Pooja.

Other Desserts:

Caramel PuddingBlack Forest CakeChocolate CakeRich Chocolate CakeKheerCustardPalpayasamVanilla Butter CakeHoney Mango PuddingRava Laddoo

40 comments:

Sweta said...

Brownies with honey and cashew nuts-lucky hubby!! Are there any left????

Pooja said...

Thanks for the quick response Sweta :) Yes few are still left!!

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice recipe dear.I love brownies.Can i have some.i too want to send some recipe to cashew event but i cant but want to try it send the recipe.

Smitha said...

love the recipe. Like the addition of honey too.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela..Sure you may expect a parcel any time! :)
Thanks Smitha :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Honey and Cashews in a brownie wow I made the ordinary one yday now I feel like having your... Hey Pooja send this to Srivalli's Mithai Mela -- http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-mithai-mela-celebrating-2.html this would make a great entry...

Malar Gandhi said...

Brownies looks so delicious...and makes me crave for it.

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Ramya for sending the link and for reminding me. Will send it right away :)
Thanks Malar :)

Pooja said...

Brownies with honey and cashews..Looks great pooja..

Parita said...

Wow brownies are looking heavenly, nice variation and love the addition of honey..

ARUNA said...

looking delicious Pooja!!!

SAILAJA said...

Sounds very easy must try it!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Pooja, Parita, Aruna, Ms.Sailaja for your lovely words :)

Priyameena said...

Brownies looks yummy dear..just like you I used to munch on raisins instead of cashews..honey,cashews,choclate yummmy Drooling

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya :)

Pavithra said...

Thats looking great and delish
crunchiness in everybite wow mouthwatering

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra :)

Muneeba said...

I feel like a kid again whenever I eat brownies ... and these have my FAV nut .. the creamy, wonderful cashew nut!

Pooja said...

Thanks Muneeba for dropping by..yup me too :)

Vibaas said...

these look awesome and very tempting :)

Uma said...

OMG! Look at those beauties! If I have magic power I am definitely gonna grab them from the computer screen :) Looks perfect and mouth-watering Pooja!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vibaas & Uma for your lovely words :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow wow wow....Perfect in color...Looks soft and crunchy b'coz of nuts....Yum....

Vrinda said...

I lov to make brownies but never tried with honey and nuts.My son nuts ullathonnum thinnila,um..recipe sounds great

Pooja said...

Thanks Lubna :)
Thanks Vrinda :) Yes it would be hard to make kids eat sweets with nuts! Njanum athe pole aayirunnu :)

Tina said...

hai adyamatto ingottuuuuu yummy brownies with great coombination.....

Bhawna said...

Wow.... nice looking brownies

Pooja said...

Thanks Tina for dropping by..vanakkam :)
Thanks Bhawna :)

Asha said...

Gorgeous looking brownies Pooja, love the addition of Cashews! :)

Ann said...

Looks Yum!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Asha and Ann :)

Valarmathi said...

Looks perfect. Drooling here. Nice brownies.

DEESHA said...

yummy brownies there ... they look awesome

Pooja said...

Thanks Valarmathi and Deesha :)

Prathibha said...

wow pooja gorgeous looking brownies...looking perfect..plz pass some for me if u hv anything left over...he he ..:)

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Prathibha. Oops sorry..we gobbled it up in a few days! :)

Deepa Hari said...

Wow..brownies with honey and cashews...looks great Pooja...perfect to snack.

Pooja said...

Thanks Deepa :)

Srivalli said...

Pooja...thanks for the lovely entries...they look so yummy!

Pooja said...

Thanks Srivalli and welcome :)