Anyway because of which the kids were at home and you can imagine the sudden knowledge of being at home creates lot of excitement for them. On top I was baking non stop, which meant the boys were always at heel, wanting to grab before I could do anything else. I had wanted to bake these brownie cookies that I had seen Suma making. I must say these turned out so delicious, just like brownies yet crispy enough to munch on.
Baking Mode : Convection
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 20 mins at 186 C
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Sugar 2/3 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/3 cup
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
How to make:
Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
MW butter for 30 secs, then stir in sugar, cocoa powder and brown sugar. Add buttermilk and flour. Blend everything to smooth paste. The dough will be sticky, drop using a spoon on a greased baking tray. The cookies will spread while baking and so space them accordingly.
Preheat the oven at 185 degrees C.
Bake for 15 mins, until the cookies get done. Since the cookies were still gooey, I baked for another 6 mins.
Transfer to a wire rack after a couple of minutes and let cool.
Instead of buttermilk, you can use sour milk, which can be prepared by mixing 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar with enough milk to make 1/4 cup total liquid; stir. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
Since the dough will be loose, you can cover and chill the dough for an hour. When you remove the dough out, it would be firm. And for final serving you can sprinkle powdered sugar. I didn't use as my boys don't like it.
You can check out other bloggers who are doing the Bakeathon: Champa, Sumana Deepak, Priya Suresh, Veena Krishnakumar, Preeti Deo