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Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies - A Decadent for Chocoholics!


What a month it has been - I took some lone time to muse on everything especially since I process Tragedy more slowly. Japan and People in War-torn areas are being remembered in our daily Prayers. Our perspective and priorities does change in the face of tragedy. 
My prep is still ongoing for an impending travel and am looking forward for the change - new place, new friends and lots of new Restaurants :) But a hoarder like me finds it difficult to let go of my Stuff until I met Mr.S 'cause he is worse than me when it comes to hoarding especially his "prized" shirts - which I faint upon seeing...Gee 
I never got to share the good news of winning Aliena's GiveAway from What's Cooking Today  and Prerna's GiveAway from Indian Simmer . Thanks a lot Ladies for those Lovely Books, I loved the recipes and the new ideas it rendered - They are cherished and am grateful :)
Also over the weekend, I kept my promise to Mr.S to pay a visit to the restaurant "Oyster Bay" since my Review on the same and we were joined by our dear Friend Saji and her hubby Sanju. And I must say we had a great time enjoying the Food and the time we got to catch-up. The service was not rushed and our friends also enjoyed the lovely SeaFood Fanfare.

I always wanted to try my hand in Brownies, but it had to be high in Cacao content. Mr.S is a die-hard Chocoholic and am not complaining - So I baked these Decadent Brownie's and this is a must-try for any Chocolate lover, especially since I added Drama with Dark Chocolate Ganache topped with White-Chocolate Drizzle !! Talk about Triple Treat :)
Adapted these from Food.com


Ingredients -

For Brownie -
* Unsalted Butter - 180 gms
* Dark Chocolate Chips - 100 gms
* Powdered Sugar - 1 + 1/4 cup
* Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
* Mascarpone Cheese - 1/2 cup
* Eggs - 4 nos
* Vanilla Essence/Extract - 2 tsp
* All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
* Salt - 1/4 tsp

For Dark Chocolate Ganache -
* Dark Chocolate chips - 200 gms
* Cream - 8 tbsp
* Butter - 2 tbsp

For White Chocolate Drizzle-
* White Chocolate - 50 gms
* Cream - 2 tbsp


Cooking -
1. In a saucepan over a Double-boiler, melt the Butter and then add the Chocolate chips and stir well until the Chocolate fully melts. Into this add the sifted Cocoa powder, Salt and the powdered Sugar.
2. In a bowl, beat the Eggs, Mascarpone and Vanilla Essence with a hand-mixer until it is pale yellow in color and smooth for about 3-4 mins.
3. Into the beaten Eggs-Mascarpone mixture, add the cooled and melted Chocolate-butter mixture and mix well. Finally fold the sifted Flour into the batter and mix well.
4. Pour the Batter into a well-greased 8 or 9 inch Pan and lined with greased Parchment/Butter Paper. Place the Pan in a preheated Oven at about 160 Degree Centigrade and bake for about 45-50 mins until the skewer comes clean when inserted in the middle of the Pan.
5. Remove the Pan from the Oven and let it rest for about 30 mins to cool down.
6. To make the Dark Chocolate Ganache - Melt the Cream, Butter and Dark Chocolate chips in a clean saucepan over a Double-Boiler and mix well.
7. Pour the Dark Chocolate Ganache over the semi-cooled Brownie and let it rest for another 30-40 mins to firm the Ganache. 
8. Melt the White Chocolate and Cream over a Double-Boiler and drizzle over the Ganache laden Brownie before serving.
Once cooled to room temperature, the Brownie's can be refrigerated for 3 days and microwaved for about 30 secs before serving.
Verdict: The Texture is beautiful and would lull any chocolate Fanatic :)
This Brownie is going to Divya's Brownie Event at EasyCooking !!


Cheers!

14 comments:

  1. oooooooohhhhhh am literally drooling over here... that is perfect for any chocoholic... Looks so rich and drool worthy...

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  2. the brownie looks yummy...send in a piece!!:)

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  3. Oh My! Mascarpone and chocolate, I'm sure any one will fall for it. Looks scrumptious.

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  4. Those brownies look totally drool worthy..thanks for sending these to my event!!

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  5. Thanks a lot Friends for these lovely comments.
    @Divya - My Pleasure :)
    @Ally - I wish you were nearby then you could have hopped in for a bite and the pleasure would have been all mine :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi

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  6. Congrats on winning both the "give aways"... the brownies look so comforting and decadent...
    Reva

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  7. Congrats on giveaway.....deadly brownie....in love with it....

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  8. Oh ..looks like you had a winning spree....
    congrats dearie!!
    where are you moving to?

    this looks so yumm!!!

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  9. Yum--those sound so good!! I've only ever used mascarpone to make melty cheese sauces for pasta, never in my baking before. What a great idea. And judging by the pictures, 'decadent' is right. =)

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  10. Hi,
    First time here...
    That looks fantastic and sooo delicious!

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  11. triple chocolate,triple pleasure.
    your brownie sounds delicious. thanks for sharing

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  12. hi Reshmi, U have a lovely blog. This is my frist time here. Reading through the brownie post has kick-started a major brownie craving in me!

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  13. Hi Reshmi
    Just loved this brownie.
    Happy to follow you. Do stop by mine when time permits..
    Thanks

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