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.
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
- 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.
Lets Go Nuts about Cashew nuts event hosted by Poornima of Tasty Treats and started by Aquadaze of Served with love.