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Fudgy Walnut Brownies, How to make Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies | Old Fashioned Brownies

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Fudgy Walnut Brownies are rich, fudgy with a soft chewy from centre, firm crisp edges and a sugary, cracked top. They aren’t overly sweet. It is easy and simple recipe of brownie.

Since Christmas is coming up I thought I'd share with you a recipe of old fashioned style brownie recipe, I know people baked fruit cake or rum cake these days, my facebook timeline are fully filled with rum cake or fruit cake but I wanted to bake something different. So I baked this brownie.


May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This recipe is perfect for brownie lovers like me — the dense, moist and fudgy texture is not all that different from what you can expect from market.

These brownies are rich and more flavorful — without any fuss. They are one-bowl and come together in minutes. There’s also a good chance you already have the ingredients on hand.


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Vanilla essence is considered an essential ingredient in many Western desserts, especially baked goods like cakes, cookies, brownies, and cupcakes, as well as custards, ice creams, and puddings. This time I have made fudgy brownie using with vanilla essence by SPRIG.

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The smell of the brownie coming out from the microwave oven was so so good and it's surrounded all my full home. The taste is so so awesome and color is also perfect. I liked the most about the essence it was very thick liquid not watery one like others which we get in market.


The aroma of this fudgy brownies make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this.


his was amazing and mouthwatering!! This vanilla extract you can easily get on their website and amazon too.


You can try these baking goodies on this Christmas and new year and enjoy with your loved ones
shortbread jam thumbprint cookies
nankhatai(shortbread indian style cookies)
eggless tutti frutti cookies
eggless carrot cake
no-bake chocolate biscuit cake

Cuisines : Desserts/Baking
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Baking Time : 42 minutes
Total time : 57 minutes + cooling
Servings : 21 to 22 pieces

Ingredients :

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup, natural or Dutch-process
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Amul Salted Butter - 8 tablespoons (at room temperature) **[for unsalted butter please check notes]
Boiling water : 1/2 cup
Large cold Eggs : 3 no
Sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups
Natural Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts or pecans, optional - 1/2 cup (half of adding into batter and half of  sprinkle from top)

Preparation Method :

1. Pr-heat oven to 350 degrees F, 170 C. Line the bottom and sides of an circle baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. (This helps when removing the baked brownies from the pan, once cooled).


2. Add sieve cocoa powder and baking soda to a lage bowl and stir to combine.


3. Add enough water to a medium saucepan so that it is 1 to 2 inches deep. Heat water until barely simmering. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder in a medium heat-safe bowl. Rest the bowl over simmering water (if the bottom of the bowl touches the water, remove a little water).


4. Stir mixture occasionally until the butter has melted and the mixture is quite warm. Don’t worry if it looks gritty; it will become smooth once you add the eggs and flour. Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes until it is only warm, not hot.

5. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon or spatula. Then, add eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one.


6. When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the sift flour and stir until fully incorporated, then beat with the hand beater or use the wooden spoon or spatula for 40 to 50 strokes. (The batter will be thick). 


7. Add 1\2 cup of boiling water into a bowl(use 3 times, first add little water and beat & so on..) and Beat vigorously here. You want to see the brownie batter pulling away from the sides of the bowl.

7. Add chopped walnuts to batter and stir until combined.


8. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth the top out with a wooden spoon or a spoon. 


9. Sprinkle crushed walnut from top. Bake for between 35 and 45 minutes. Mine took 42 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness.

10. Cool completely then remove from pan.



11. When cool, remove from pan and cut into squares. You can enjoy with warm milk, coffee or just warm the brownie in microwave for 20 seconds and a big scoop of vanilla icecream poured with chocolate sauce..Ohh sinful dessert for this christmas and new year.



Important Tips and Notes

** For unsalted butter use 10 tablespoons, I have use salted butter so I avoid salt in it. But for those who are using unsalted butter use Salt - 1/4 teaspoon.

** This recipe is slightly adapted from GreenValleyKitchen found in google.

**I have used circled baking cake pan, not square one i don't have square pan...baking pan shapes doesn't matter at all.




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