Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sour Cream Raspberry Brownies

The first time I sank my teeth into these delicious raspberry brownies, I knew this was a bond for life!! I still remember how much we used to love baking brownies back in grad school days. It was our favorite, quick, easy and affordable dessert, and we'd top it with whip cream or strawberry syrup or plain vanilla ice cream and forget the worries and tensions of school!:) To date I cannot resist a warm fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and nuts...what a beauty, and so irresistible!! So I am surprised how I hadn't blogged about my favorite dessert until now!! Well, better late than never, so here I share with you my recipe for Sour Cream Raspberry Brownies, where the secret ingredient is of course, Sour Cream. The latter imparts a moist and rich texture to the brownies and the raspberries give it the luscious taste in every bite that makes these beauties almost irresistible!

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup thick reduced fat sour cream
1 tspn soda -bicarb
2 eggs lightly beaten (or 1/2 cup apple puree for making it eggless)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line the base and sides of a baking dish with baking paper.

Sift the flours, soda-bicarb and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil and sour cream in a another bowl. Beat till you see soft peaks form in the mixture, then add in the flours and mix until smooth. Fold in the raspberries (and apple puree if used)

Now spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth-pick comes out clean when inserted in the centre.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar if desired.

Tip: You can use walnuts or pecans instead of raspberries as a variation. If you are short on time, just use the readymade brownie mixes like Betty Crocker available in the market. These Sour-cream Raspberry Brownies are best served warm. Add some vanilla ice cream to make a delicious dessert!

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Moist Espresso Kahlua Brownies
Marbled Cream-Cheese Brownies
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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