Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Seriously Low Fat Brownies!!!!

Its been a hectic summer with kids at home and having a busy time at work too. I had in fact looked forward to more free time for cooking, baking and blogging as I would have not homework and school assignments to deal with. Boy!! How wrong I was!! All I have been talking about to anybody and everybody who cares to listen is how much I am looking forward to the school reopening. My days would then start early, but would be so much more sane:-)) The joys of being a work from- home-Mom!!

I have been cooking and baking as always but have not really been able to sit down and post them as often as I like to. I have put in a few hurried posts, pics taken in a hurry before the food in question gets polished off by kids. This is one of the recipes from Sanjeev kapoor I have tried form the same book, "Simply Stylish Entertaining at Home'. The name of the recipe actually is "Very Low Fat Brownies' and I was so tempted to try this out as it is really, seriously low fat and super quick and easy to put together.

I made this on the spur of the moment when I had to go to my parents place. The picture was taken in a hurry(isn't that obvious??) before they went into the box. The brownies were tasty and loved by all. A fab treat for the sweet tooth sans the sinful calories, particularly so when teamed with low fat ice cream or low fat chocolate sauce. The recipe for the sauce soon follows...

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons Cocoa powder
1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup plain flour(maida)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
1 cup caster sugar( I used powdered sugar)
1/2 cup milk
2 egg whites, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour an eight - inch square cake tin and line with butter paper.
Sift the cocoa powder, wholewheat flour, refined flour, baking powder and soda bi carb into a bowl.
Stir in the caster sugar, then beat in the milk, egg whites, vanilla essence and oil until thoroughly combined. Pour in to the prepared tin. Bake for about 25 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Leave in the tin until completely cooled. Cut into sixteen squares, remove from the tin.

I have used wheat flour for the first time in a cake and I was so glad there was no perceptible difference in the taste due to it. Will make a great healthy snack box treat for kids. With school re-opening just around the corner, I can see these brownies making their way into my kids' box every now and then!!

The brownie is being sent off to Divya's 3rd Blog Anniversary Event! 


26 comments:

cookcurrynook said...

Wow Suma...they sure are tempting and sans the calories too! Me super-duper likes! I hate you though, for tempting me like this so early in the morning :) :)

Nachiketa said...

hey!! Suma... that's super-mom cooking... healthy n quick..... really cool...

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
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Jay said...

wow...what a lovely color...! fascinating recipe dear...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

brownie luks very soft.Lovely presentation.Very tempting...

Priya said...

Brownies looks super soft, i love them as they are seriously low fat:)..

Shruthi Singh said...

Those brownies sure look "FAB" Suma, great work...and naah the shot actually tempts me more on being sinfully chocolaty this morning...!! Well i'm also a mum of a 1yr old and keep theiving time to cook and enjoy...but posting though gets tougher i sure understand how u might be waiting for school to reopen.. But do keep it coming!!
TC,
Shruthi.

J said...

Thats very tempting.. can u suggest me any good recipe for eggless brownies..

Rachel said...

Looks rich and moist.

Sushma Mallya said...

brownies looks delicious...

Vrinda said...

Awesome healthy brownies...

Nitha said...

Healthy brownies.. Wow.. they looks so perfect. Am sure it would have tasted perfect as well.. Nice colour..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog as a token of gratitude and love

Panchpakwan said...

So yummy browines...wish I could grab some!!

Kiran said...

These brownies look very delicious,nice presentation.

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Brownies looks delicious and nice presentation:).

Rekha said...

I love anything that spells LOW FAT and i knw i am going to make these soon.

shahana said...

Low fat brownies looks so tempting.Im book marking the recipe.

M D said...

Low fat Brownies look tempting! Love the fact that you have used cup measurements here. So easy for me to try this sometime! Nice to know that you got a chance to meet chef Sanjeev Kapoor, it's like a dream come true! I don't think life is easy ever with 2 young kids at home. And their presence is surely the best form of work out you can get!!!

Aparna said...

These are indeed very low in fat! Great thing when the craving to indulge in something chocolatey. :)

Suman said...

bumped in here for the first time...nice blog...brownies looks perfect...yum!

Divya Kudua said...

I am baking some seriously calorie-laden brownies today..:):).Bookmarking this recipe,shall try it out for those non-guilty cravings..:):)

PJ said...

Low fat version really tempts me.Can I have a bite;)

SathyaSridhar said...

Low fat brownies sounds great dear..came out very perfect n perfect..

Swathi said...

Suma,
Low fat brownies looks really awesome.

Bharathi AV said...

Finally a brownie that my 10 year old daughter can bake. Simple and tasty. Your recipe did it all.

On a health concern point of view, how low can we go on the baking powder and soda and yet retain the integrity of the recipe.

Also, how can we further reduce the sugar (and thus calories), reduce coca perhaps. Any suggestions.

Shylaja said...

My 1st attempt at baking.. and it came out wonderful! Thanks to your super recipe! Muaaaaaaaaah!!!!