SINFULLY TASTY RASPBERRY BROWNIES WITH ALMOND AND PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE




SINFULLY TASTY RASPBERRY BROWNIES WITH ALMOND AND PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
This is my entry for Purva Daawat’s Christmas Feast Event at http://purvasdaawat.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-feast.html
I make these types of desserts rarely since my husband and I are watching our carbs. This time I had an occasion to prepare a decadent brownie. We were invited to our friend’s place for dinner. I wanted to prepare something sweet for their kids and came up with this one. I have used a regular brownie recipe here, just tweaked it a little bit by adding some frozen raspberries and using cashew nuts with the walnuts and icing the brownie with a simple almond and peanut butter fudge sauce. These brownies tasted awesome with ice cream. Chocolate and raspberries! How can anything go wrong with that :)

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE BROWNIES:
All-purpose flour, 1 cup.
Unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup.
Sugar, ½ cup.
Vanilla essence, ½ teaspoon.
Eggs, 2.
Butter, 1 stick.
Cashew nuts, ½ cup.
Walnuts, ½ cup.
Raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup.
Baking powder ½ teaspoon.

FOR THE ICING:
Almond and peanut butter or regular creamy peanut butter ½ cup.
Heavy cream, ½ cup.
Sugar, 1 tablespoon.

PREPARATION:
Chop the walnuts and cashew nuts into small pieces and keep aside. If frozen raspberries are used, thaw them overnight in the fridge. Mix the all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and baking powder together. Melt the butter and put it into a bowl. Add the sugar, vanilla essence, and the eggs to the butter and keep beating it together until a creamy consistency is obtained. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix everything well. Now add the chopped nuts and raspberries and mix once without mashing the berries. Grease a baking dish with any nonstick cooking spray and pour the brownie mixture into the dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the brownie, if the toothpick comes out clean, it means the brownies are done and they can be removed from the oven, if not bake them for 5 more minutes and remove.

Meanwhile for the fudge, microwave the almond-peanut butter for 30 seconds. Add the heavy cream to the butter along with the sugar and keep mixing it until a creamy consistency is obtained. If needed, more cream can also be added. Pour the fudge over the brownie while it is still hot and let it cool for an hour. Cut them into big pieces and serve with ice cream.

29 comments:

Usha said...

Oh yum, just the thought of these is making me seriously crave some choco brownies...looks fantastic:-)

AnuSriram said...

Looks tempting! Delicious!

Priya said...

Wow am drooling rite now here..delicious Brownies Gita..

Preety said...

Yummy..now i am craving for brownies too will give it a try after coming back home..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. a nice twist to the regular brownies.. looks delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Really looking sinfully tasty dear.

Shama Nagarajan said...

brownies look perfect..yummy

Laavanya said...

How new and interesting.. sounds delish.

Purva Desai said...

Brownies looks truly sinful and rich...thank you for the delicious entry

Adlak's tiny world said...

looks tasty and pic is inviting dear... yummy entry.

Uma said...

brownies are so tempting and inviting. Yummy.

Jaishree said...

Brownies newandinteresting..drooling gita:)

vidhas said...

Delicious and yummy brownies. so tempting to have from the plate.

Yasmeen said...

Decadent brownies,happy holidays gita:)

Cham said...

Rasb and choco work well , great twist!

Sanghi said...

wow!mouthwatering!
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Vij said...

Yummmy post!
Wish you a happy new year! May all your dreams come true.

cheers
Vij

Viki Xavier. said...

Brownies look delicious dear. Wish u and family a very very happy and prosperous New Year.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Looks delicious..Thank you for visiting my blog..Happy New year!!

Purva Desai said...

Wishing you and ur family Happy and Prosperous New Year

Keerthana said...

hi Gita, thanks for visiting my space. U have a wonderful collection of recipes here. will add u in my blog roll:)

Yasmeen said...

Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi Gita,
Happy New Year to You and your family members!

Ann said...

Wow,what a yummy blog yaa.I missed yours .am adding you.Wish a very happy New Year

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice one, love them....once in a while chaltha hai.

Vaishali said...

These do look sinfully delicious, Gita. I am not a big fan of peanut butter in desserts, but your brownies make me want to change my mind.

Vibaas said...

Happy New Year Gita. Brownies look yum.

Sunshinemom said...

Yummy brownies:)

Wish you a very happy new year, Gita:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so good gita,wish to have some!