Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cashew Brownies

People run marathons and some walk them. I definitely cannot run a marathon, but certain can walk one. Since I am into blogging, I joined a group of fellow bloggers who are on a 'Blogging Marathon' for a week. When I came to know about this on Srivalli's blog, I thought 'Why Not?'. I blog atleast 4 days a week anyway. Stretching it to 7 days for one week is not a big deal. She had set up some themes and the toughest part of it is to stick to the theme for one full week. I have chosen 'Sweets'. You will be seeing a lot of cakes, cookies and other sweet stuff. It is not that I don't know or like to make Indian sweets. It is easier for me to get rid of all the high calorific baked goods than the Indian sweets among neighbors and my kids' school staff.
One year back - Rieska
Adapted from here.
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 stick or 4 TBSP
Unsweetened cocoa - 1/3 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Cashews - chopped coarsely 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp


Preheat the oven to 300 F. Grease a 8 inch square pan. It is better to line it with parchment paper. I didn't and it was not easy to get perfect squares. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, take the butter and melt it. When completely melted, add cocoa powder, sugar to it and combine. Add eggs to the same bowl and whisk till everything is blended well. Add vanilla, flour, salt and stir gently. Add in the cashews reserving couple of TBSP for topping. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the reserved cashew pieces. Bake for 28 - 30 minutes (I checked at 30 minutes and I could've taken it out in 28 minutes) or till the brownie looks set. Do not over bake this. Cool on the wire rack in the pan. Cut into squares when completely cool. You can serve them warm but the pieces won't come out clean.

Check out all these fellow bloggers who are participating in this 7 day marathon - Srivalli, Azeema, Bhagi,  Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PavaniPJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena.

Sending this to 'Sweet as Sugar Cookies'

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  1. ooooh. They look very delicious. Bookmarked it champa

  2. got to know from blogging marathon ...Happy to follow u ...

  3. looking tempting.happy to run or walk with u champa...thanks for sharing

  4. How delicious Champa!..I can enjoy these anytime!...good to have you running with us..LOL!

  5. Gorgeous looking brownies..but loaded with calories..I guess to indulge once in a while is ok, right?

  6. the brownies look excellent! nutty brownies!


  7. Champa, good to be a fellow marathoner with you :) I was thinking this would be a good one for you to enter for my dessert event - please see rules and details below - look forward!

  8. Champa
    Lovely Cashew Brownies...amazing recipe and lovely clicks...they look so tempting.....Thanks for sharing
    Best Wishes

  9. THose brownies with cashews makes me drool..irresistible!

  10. Fantastic looking brownies sotempting with those cashews yummm...

  11. wow.. I love brownies so much.. that too with cashews!!.. is yummm. Looks so tempting.. looking forward to more sweets :)

  12. yummy brownies,they luks fab...

  13. Yummy browines Champa. Book marked!

  14. this does look so tempting..yumm

  15. Brownies with cashew!!excellent combo & feel the taste, yummy Champa

  16. Awesome looking brownies. I could any number of them

  17. Yummy brownies!Looking forward to ur other treats :)

  18. Those look really yummy! Visiting from Sweets for a Saturday!

  19. They look delicious! I just made brownies, too, and used pecans, next time cashews, great idea!

  20. Mmmm, cashews and chocolate are so delicious together. These look very tasty. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  21. Cool! I'm gonna make this one soon but I'll use other nuts. Will let you know how it turns out.

    Found your recipe at


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