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Easy Brownies

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How can you have Christmas without chocolate! Chocolate lovers know that receiving chocolate as gift is always exciting. Chocolate brownies are the best dessert to serve or wrap as a gift for the festive holidays. My today's post is Easy Brownies. It is a soft and fragrant piece of cake that valrhona chocolate and cocoa powder are being used. Walnuts are added in the brownies with chocolate crumbles as topping that give a nutty and crisp bites. If you prefer  the brownies to be sweeter, you can also add some chocolate chips into it or substitute the chocolate crumbles for chocolate ganache topping. The addition of rum or mint is also a classic combination. Do give a try with mixing and matching the flavours to suit your taste and share this wonderful brownies to your family and friends for Christmas.








Easy Brownies



     Chocolate crumbles
     45g Plain flour
     12g Valrohna cocoa powder
     25g Sugar
     30g Soft butter

     Mix all the chocolate crumbs ingredients well with finger tips and set aside.





       Brownies
       4 Egg whites
       130g Melted chocolate (65g Valrohna chocolate & 65g semi-sweet chocolate)

      130g Soft butter
      125g Sugar
      4 Egg yolks
      1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

      150g Walnuts, slighty crush

      140g Plain flour                                   )
      2 1/2 tbsp Valrohna cocoa powder   } sieve together
      1 tsp Baking powder                           )
      1 tsp Baking soda                                )


  • Method:
  • Whisk egg whites till stiff and fold in melted chocolate with a rubber spatula.
  • Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks  and vanilla extract till creamy and pour into egg white mixture, mix well and add in walnuts.
  • Add sifted flour mixture with 3-4 tablespoon fresh milk, fold well.
  • Pour mixture into a  10 x 6 1/2 inch or 8 inch square (lined all sides) tray and sprinkle chocolate crumbles on top.
  • Bake at preheated oven 170C for about  40-45 mins or test with a skewer till it comes out clean.





Enjoy Baking!

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  1. These are some thick, cakey brownies! Love the walnuts in there, and your decoration is gorgeous :)

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  2. Looks stunning and I can feel the christmas here.. Super like Anncoo :) Seriously craving one for now.

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  3. Ann you are right how can have Xmas without chocolate. That choc brownies is lovely and it is a great gift as well. Very pretty little brownies. :p

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  4. How beautiful. I love the way you garnish them with the beautiful white chocolate snowflakes and walnut. :) So tempting!

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  5. Ann, lovely presentation & your brownies looks excellent. yum yum.
    Have a nice day.

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  6. 对,圣诞节收到巧克力是一件很开心的事情。

    吃了巧克力人也会开心一点。。

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  7. Lovely presentation. I love looking at them but if ask me to eat, one small slice would be more than enough. Cant eat much.

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  8. Gosh!!! These are really lovely gift for Christmas! Esp with those gorgeous snowflakes toppings :)

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  9. This is so beauiful. I love it so much.

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  10. yummy has been.A slice of keke no more

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  11. 美味的蛋糕。你还把蛋糕打扮得美美的。很好看。我很喜欢哦!充满着圣诞节气氛了。

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  12. Irresistible brownies dear...so chocolatey!!! :)

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  13. Hi Anncoo, what a yummy brownies you have there....eeemm, nice clicks! :)

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  14. Love your cakey brownies ;) Great presentation , too ! So , what's your entry to the 2011 Food Bloggers Exhibition ?

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  15. Your description and photo already have me swooning with love!

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  16. no one can resist your brownies, ann...lovely and tempting with rich chocolate...^^

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  17. Such a creative idea to include the chocolate crumbs! Thanks for sharing. It'll truly be a great x'mas present. And yes, I totally agree that I'll be happy to receive any chocolate stuff as x'mas presents! :)

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  18. Yes, this rich chocolate brownies looks so tempting with the white snowflake on top!

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  19. These are just adorable and you really have many ideas how to arrange your 'products' for photo shoot!

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  20. 很有浓浓的圣诞气氛哦。。感谢分享:)

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  21. Ohhh nice touch on the chocolate crumble topping! Ann, you are really good, any dish or desert will turn out elegant once made by you. �� thanks for sharing!

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  22. These brownies looks fantastic and yum yum !!

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  23. My, my, my - those snowflakes are beautiful!

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  24. gorgeous brownies! always admire your presentation!

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  25. Absolutely sinful,beautiful brownies.

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  26. Hmmm ... your lovely brownies look festive enough : ).

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  27. 巧克力是圣诞节最甜蜜的礼物之一。:)
    很有心思的蛋糕装饰,充满了圣诞气氛。

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  28. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment and following your blog here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog and following me back too.

    Thanks for share,
    * BLACK HEART 2012 *

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  29. 加了Chocolate crumbles 的brownie。。赞赞赞!

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  30. @anne
    Thanks Anne. My entry is
    @- https://www.facebook.com/ilovefoodsforum?sk=app_4949752878 Partner 46.

    Just for fun. Didn't get many votes..hehee..

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  31. Thank you everyone for all your lovely compliments :))

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  32. Awesome brownies! I loved the way you have presented them.

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  33. I love brownies, but don't bake so thanks for posting easy ones, I will be trying soon!

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  34. I agree. How to have Christmas without chocolates? kekeke....

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  35. Ann, these make sure great Christmas give-away bakes. I love the Xmas accent that you have used to decorate each piece too! Gorgoeous and delish.

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  36. Hi Anncoo,

    I love to drop-by your site, especially when I see updates in the facebook.
    I am from Ipoh, Malaysia. Love to participate in the giveaway. The cups look great!
    Will let you know tomorrow when I have tried the brownie tonight.
    Good to know you.

    Love,
    Katie Foong

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  37. @Katie Foong
    Hi Katie, Thank you for dropping by.
    Hope you like the brownies after trying out.
    For joining the giveaway, please leave a comment on the Christmas giveaway post :)

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  38. 巧克力啊.....让人难以抗拒的甜点。

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  39. Your brownies look wonderful! It will be difficult to stop at only one piece!

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  40. I love hot brownies served with ice cream. Yours look festive and irresistible.

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  41. Yeah Ann, do agree with you. We certainly need to have some chocolate on X'mas, haha. Love your chocolate brownies, look so moist! Can I hav a piece, please!

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  42. This is the MOST delicate brownies i've ever seen!

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  43. Ann, I love this recipe! I would make my self sick eating way to many of these! Your photo is beautiful as usual♥

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  44. you're such an experienced cook anything will be easy to you! the brownies look gorgeous. can imagine them selling in a posh hotel!

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  45. Beautiful and awesome brownies! I want to try this next time! ;)
    I baked some chocolate chips cookies using your cornflakes cookies recipe (with some modifications tho) yesterday and they tasted so yummy! I gave some to my parents and parents-in-law. They like it and I'm so happy! LOL ;P
    But I'll have to get an electric whisk ASAP bcoz it's so tiring and I could feel that my arms were breaking! LOL

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  46. Gorgeous! Love how you decorated them :)

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  47. Gorgeous! Beautifully decorated! I'm a chocolate lover too!

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  48. This is so elegant! Sooo Chirstmasy feel!! Nice!

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  49. your brownie spells christmas in every slice, every bite. you're right what's christmas without chocolate.. isn't it the c on christmas stand for chocolate haha.
    merry merry christmas!

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  50. You can leave it up to you to make even a brownie look gorgeous and Christmassy! I love chocolate!!

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  51. Your brownie look good and i bet it must be super yummy! Nice presentation too.

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  52. Yes as a chocolate lover I would love to get this brownie as a gift! Everything you do has the wow factor!

    I hope I was able to slip in my entry for the Christmas giveaway in time! :)

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  53. Your brownies look like a work of art to me. You made them seem so easy to bake and turn out so beautifully! Ann, you are amazing.

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  54. Beautiful brownies, like the chocolate crumbles on top...and as always love the pictures.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Ann :-)

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  55. Hi Ann! Ahhh you are so good at making brownie so christmassy!!! The decoration is really pretty and very festive! I love checking your step by step photos - it's fun to see how it's done!

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  56. That's a very decadent brownie and the prettiest I have seen so far. I love the chunky walnuts in there. You really do make the best cakes and desserts.

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  57. Agreed with Nami, your step by steps photos certainly make the making of these delicious brownies look simple!

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  58. Hi Ann, if I want to add in rum or mint, when must I add in? How much of rum and how much of mint to be added? Can I use mint essence from PH? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ai Li,

      Oops I missed out that vanilla extract in the recipe. Already updated.
      Just add rum or 1 tsp mint or 1 tbsp rum after creaming the butter mixture. Better to buy mint compound than essence. PH has it.

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    2. Thank you, Ann!

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  59. HI ANN! Can i check with you, if whether can I replace the all the metled chocolate part with semi sweet dark chocolate? How much should I add?

    Thanks!
    Bernyce

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    1. Hi Bernyce,

      Yes, you can use all 130g semi sweet chocolate you prefer.

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  60. That looks so festive and so delicious!

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  61. wonderful demonstration and brownies....looks good

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  62. You have the most scrumptious recipe! I'm hosting the ultimate holiday cookie recipe exchange extravaganza online at The Jenny Evolution and wanted to be sure to invite you. I hope you'll link up and see if you're highlighted later in the week :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://www.thejennyevolution.com/ultimate-christmas-holiday-cookie-exchange-round-up/

    P.S. This series is sure to get a lot of attention as it's going to be a week's worth of cookies with FIVE different cookie round-us. So be sure to join!

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