Eggless Brownie Recipe – how to make brownies at home
An easy, yummy and delicious eggless brownie recipe made with condensed milk and strewn with walnuts.
What is a Brownie
Let’s get to the basics here, because I am going to share all my thoughts on what led to this recipe. Always wondered, why is something called its name – in this case, a Brownie!
– A brownie always means a chocolate brownie. No other version of it exists! At least when you say “brownie”, it means a chocolate brownie unless you specify otherwise explicitly.
It is simply a chocolate dessert made with dark chocolates, condensed milk, cocoa powder and baking powder as the main ingredients. This version of our recipe is a “brownie recipe without eggs“. Sometimes it is strewn with nuts as well to enhance the taste. It comes in pieces, typically eaten using hands (unlike the cakes) and is dense, dark and awesome :-). It is usually eaten with milk or ice cream but gradually got its own tasters!
For more info – an awesome read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_brownie
History of Brownies
The Brownie was born in the USA and with many theories about how the brownie was born. I like to believe in any myth that says “It was born out of a mistake”! I love the fact with food that you try something and you end up totally with something else, and you love it! Yes, how many times has it happened? That I believe is the best thing about food and cooking. You forget to add something, you add extra ingredients, your measurements go wrong…phew! then you try and make it up with something, based on your taste and experience. And that is where the magic happens. You end up with totally something else but a different and wonderfully tasting dish which can leave you more satisfied than you ever thought.
Ah, the moment!
Here is a nice read – it gives the myths and the facts on the history of brownies!
How to make chocolate brownies at home
Let’s get back to our Eggless Brownie Recipe.
A Preview –
This eggless brownie recipe was born with the idea of making a sizzling brownie ice cream. Yes, that means there is more to come and this is only the beginning. The fact that making a walnut brownie recipe at home was by itself a wonderful task made us realize this can be a recipe of its own!
This is a brownie recipe without eggs! While adding eggs does give the softness, we wanted our chocolate brownie to be a bit fudgy and chewy and not cakey! Remember, we have to make this sizzling when we make the sizzling brownie recipe! That means it will not melt in your mouth like a cake, you have to take a few bites 🙂
What resulted was a set of chocolate brownies that tasted like heaven and literally had to hide these walnut brownies to have some left over to make the sizzling brownie recipe!
Jump in – let us know how this came out!
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS WALNUT BROWNIE RECIPE
- Chopped Dark Chocolate – 150 gm
- Butter – 1 cup
- Condensed milk – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1 glass
- Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup
- All-purpose Flour – 1 cup
- Cocoa powder – 1 cup
- Baking powder – 2 tbsp
- Walnut – 1 cup
The first step is to mix the chocolate and butter. And it is not straightforward. You cannot simply heat chocolate directly on a stove. Follow the below procedure:
- Heat a boiling pan with water and allow it to boil.
- Take the dark chocolate and butter together in another vessel and place it over the boiling water as shown. Wait until the chocolate and butter completely melt.
- Once melted, keep aside and allow it to cool.
Now take a cooker and add salt to the bottom and spread completely as shown. Place a wire stand on top of salt and cover the cooker. Heat the cooker in medium-high for about 10-15 minutes.
- Once the chocolate mix is cooled, add the cocoa powder, condensed milk, baking powder and mix thoroughly.
- Add milk to this and again mix well as shown.
- Use Homemade condensed milk as much as possible. You can get the recipe for condensed milk here.
Sieve all purpose flour and add to the chocolate mix now. We sieve so that only the fine grains get into the batter which results in a nice soft brownie. Add powdered sugar to this and mix everything together thoroughly.
Now that the brownie base is set, pour it into a cake tin covered with parchment paper. You need to add the walnuts now (half of it) and mix thoroughly while the chocolate still is semi-solid! Only then you get walnuts in your bites. The rest half can be sprinkled after the baking.
- Now place this cake tin into the heated cooker and bake with closed lid for 30 minutes in medium flame.
- To check if the brownie is done, use a toothpick and tuck it into the brownie and check. If there is nothing sticking to the stick, it is done! Keep checking this in intervals. You also get the typical brownie aroma now!
- Take the cake out from the tin and allow it to cool completely.
Well, everything is done, slice the brownies up as needed, sprinke some walnuts and serve with hot milk if needed. The taste and aroma are unbeatable!