Saturday, March 26, 2011

Honey Brownies - Celebrating a few hundreds

I am happy to share with you that today is my 100th day of blogging. My blog is also being followed by 100+ friends in Google connect and also in Networked Blogs. I would like to thank all my fellow bloggers and friends who made this happen by their constant support and encouragement. I feel really delighted for every comment left in my posts. I wanted a reason to celebrate this and so I made brownies.
Anybody who loves chocolate definitely cant say no to brownies. I am a big fan of brownies, but I mostly find the restaurant brownies bit too sweet for my palate. When I planned to bake brownies, I wanted to keep it as a simple and basic brownie but also low in sweet and so opted to use honey instead of sugar. Honey is a natural sweetener and is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins which is not present in refined white sugar. Also the addition of honey gave a special moist and soft texture to the brownies.


Ingredients:
All-purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 1/3 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Semi-sweet chocolate chips / Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup (optional)
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup (Can substitute with 1/2 cup - 1 stick of butter if using)
Honey - 3/4 cup (Can substitute sugar)
Maple Syrup - 1/4 cup (optional, can skip if you do not prefer too much sweet)
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Egg - 1 (I had one lone egg so just used it, Can use one more if desired)


Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9" square pan with parchment paper with an inch overhang on two opposite sides. This enables easy removal of the brownies from the pan. In a large mixing bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt with a whisk for a minute. Fold in the chocolate chips/walnuts if using. In another bowl mix the oil, honey, maple syrup with a hand mixer until well mixed. Add in the vanilla and the egg and beat for another 30 secs. Now pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and gently wrap and fold until well mixed without any lumps. Do not overmix. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 mins. A toothpick inserted into center of the oven should come out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 mins. Transfer the brownies from the pan to the cooling rack and allow it to cool for 30 mins. Cut into 9 big squares or 16 small squares. Serve with a glass of milk.
 
Note: 
1. All the ingredients are measured using the baking measurement cups and spoons.
2. The eggs should be in room temperature.
3. If using regular sugar/butter instead of honey/oil, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
4. According to the review from my readers, I would suggest skipping maple syrup and use just 1/2 cup of honey for not-very-sweet brownies.
Sending these Honey brownies to the Best Brownies event by Divya and Fast Food not Fat Food event by Priya.
Also linking this to This Week's Cravings by Mom's Crazy Cooking and Hearth and Soul Hop.
Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile

66 comments:

  1. Those are amazingly mouth watering and goey brownies... Can u pls pass the plate...
    Bookmarking this dear...

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  2. Wow! Just hundred days of blogging with so many yummy recipes and 100+ followers, great. Congratulations, looking forward to lots of yummy recipes from you. These brownies looks simply scrumptious, perfect any time.

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  3. Hearty congratulations dear and u have severa milesstones to reach.Deliciou brownies.

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  4. Lovely recipe...you rock krithi..congrats and wishing you all the best for future milestones.

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  5. Congrats on all the 100's that u have achieved...:).. A perfect recipe to celebrate...

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  6. Congrats on sharing 100 yummy recipies..:-)
    Brownie looks soo rich and chocolatyyyyy

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  7. Congrats on the great 100 's :)
    Brownies look yumm

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  8. Hi Krithi,

    I always like simplicity of your yummy recipes.

    I always love your space , your enerygy and encouragement. I would like take this moment to present this award to you. Please collect it from my space.

    http://yummyodds.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-more-award-and-some-more-sharing.html

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  9. Hi Krithi,

    Great pictures - and you're right - what woman doesn't love chocolate?! The picture with the glass of milk and brownie makes me hungry;-)

    Congratulations and good luck with the next hundred!

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  10. Congrats on your milestones dear..keep rocking!!!
    Rich and yummy brownies...lovely

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  11. even I made brownies today and munched almost 4 already..urs look yummy n perfect

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  12. Congrats....Krithika..you deserve every thing 100 and more... :)

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  13. Congrats Krithi,for that yummy hundred and many more hundreds to come ! The brownies are tempting me too.nice clicks !

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  14. wow.. brownies look so soft n goey.. m loving it!!

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  15. Congrats on your 100th day. Brownies look like a delicious way to celebrate. They sure look wonderfully chocolaty. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

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  16. Congrats Krithi..brownies look super yummy! i just wanna grab some :)
    sowmi's kitchen

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  17. Congrats...wat a fantastic recipe...sounds delicious..

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  18. Congrats on ur 100th day !!! brownies looks so tempting and delicious !!

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  19. Congrats on your milestone.Brownies look so tempting and delicious.

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  20. Anything that contains chocolate is a favorite of mine, especially these browniesthat look so scrumptious!

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  21. Congrats Krithi!!! And these brownies have come out perfect..Love the crust on top...And yes...no can can say no to Brownies, esp these!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. congrats on that and wish many more to come. Brownies came out very perfect

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  23. congarts on ur achievement.........expecting more yummy recipes........nd this brownies are yummy............

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  24. Congrats dear,perfect and delicious Brownies...

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  25. Congrats Krithi. Yummy Brownie

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  26. Congrats Krithi,keep rocking gal..Brownies looks simply irresistible..

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  27. Hearty Congratulations! Thanks for visiting our blog!

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  28. Wow so moist and yummy..

    Valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  29. This is looking absolutely delightful Krithi... ! Very nicely made and presented. First time at ur space and quite a lot to learn...congrats for successful and happy blogging. Wud love to see more and more of your posts everyday...thnks !

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  30. This recipe would be great for our linky party starting tomorrow at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS the theme is "WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU HIDDEN? in everyday food" and HONEY in brownies is so different and wondeful at the same time! Please stop by (tomorrow) and linky up your fabulous recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  31. These brownies look so good. I need to try them

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  32. Congrats n lots of hugs dear on your beautiful milestone...lots of wishes for many many more to come!!
    The brownies look totally decadent n insanely delicious :)

    US Masala

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  33. congrats to you on 100+ posts!!brownies are mouth watering delicious!

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  34. Yum..that would be a bonus,to enjoy an almost fat free Brownie without sugar and butter.Thanks for sending these to my event!!

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  35. congrats krithi...you are doing great...Love all your recipes...and eagerly waiting to cook this week your tomato chops...

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  36. Congrats Kirthi .. you totally deserve it :) and who can say NO to that brownie .. it looking so moist and tasty :)
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  37. Congratulations...keep rocking. Brownies look absolutely wonderful. Delicious treat of the day!There is an award for you. Please accept it.

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  38. Lovely brownies. Congrats for your 100th post.

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  39. Congratulations on your milestone... Keep rocking !! Brownies with honey have come out perfect.. Wud love to have a bite :-)

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  40. Congratulations! And many more to come :)

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  41. congrats and wishing u many more!....the brownies are tempting!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  42. Such a cute reason to celebrate:) Wish you many more 100s of followers!

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  43. Thanks for coming back and linking up your recipe to THIS WEEKS CRAVINGS! This is gonna be a fun week, seeing what "secret ingredient" people hide in their recipes!

    Just a "sneak peak" for next week, the theme is "HUBBY COOKS". So, we hope to see you again next Monday (and maybe if you don't already have a husband that cooks, you can talk him into making you dinner this week... that's what I have to do!)

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  44. Brownies look mouthwatering. Congrats on your century post...gladly adding myself to your list of followers

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  45. Congrats Kirthi keep rocking.Brownies look fabulous.

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  46. Congrats on sharing 100 recipes !!! Brownies looking awesome !!!

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  47. Hi kirthi congrats for your achievement..thank you so much for stopping by..glad to follow you..

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  48. Congrats on your 100, the lovely brownies are very apt for the occasion.

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  49. love chocolate flavor in anything...looks too tempting

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  50. Congratulations and wish you all the best.

    Brownies look yummy.

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  51. Congratulations .. goegeous cake. perfect for the celebration.

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  52. This looks scrumptious. Best of luck in the contest.. may your brownies win. :)

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  53. Congrats !!!! looks so perfect!!

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  54. Yum - I bet the honey give is a moist, decadent flavor.

    Thanks for linking to This Week's Cravings - we hope to see you next week too!

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  55. Happy to follow you/....Wonderful recipes

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  56. Honey in the brownies is a lovely addition!

    Lite Bite

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  57. There are a few awards for you...Please collect it from my space...

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  58. congrats, Krithi and wish you many more milestones!
    Love the brownies looks moist and uber delicious :)

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  59. Congrats on your milestones. Brownies looks moist and perfect. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul Blog hop.

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  60. Best brownies I've ever baked, however, VERY sweet, and I didnt use the maple syrup. Next time I would use half cup of honey instead. Thanks for a great recipe though, great honey flavor, tastes like something I use to eat when I was a child but cant remember. :)

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  61. I made these yesterday without all the optional choices and used unsweetened applesauce instead of eggs (1/3 cup for each egg). I also doubled the recipe because I didn't have a small pan. I prefer these over regular brownies (regular ones have this taste that I can't put my finger on but I don't like) but I do agree with Luiza that they are very sweet. I'll probably use a quarter less honey next time. Thanks for the recipe!

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  62. Delicious-looking site! I must mention this in the RESOURCES list on my website, challengedchef.com. Thanks.

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