When I spoke to one of my Turkish students, he claimed that brownie originates from Turkey!!! And nothing made him believe otherwise, despite the fact that 'brownie' as a name doesn't even sound Turkish! The fact that is true in Turkey - it is one of the most favourite cakes. Whenever I go to someone's birthday, I'm almost sure that there will be some brownies or at least a huge chocolate cake! Everyone likes that little chocolate enriched sin...
What our good friend Wilkipedia says: the first recorded recipe for a brownie appeared in the 1906 edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer. So it's definately not in Turkey!!! Sorry to dissapoint you fellow... :D
Yesterday evening my sister-in-law was in a mood for something sweet... So it was time for brownies!!! This recipe is inspired by a well-known Turkish chef Oktay Usta.
1 glass of sugar powder
1 glass of brown sugar
2 glases of milk
1 glass of melted butter
2 table spoons of cacoa
100gr bitter chocolate
1 glass of grated hazel nut and wallnut.
about 1 1/5 glasses of flower
1 table spoon of baking powder
Now it time for baking:
1. Mix eggs and brown sugar and slowly pour melted and a bit cooled butter. Mix again.
2. Melt 50gr of bitter chocolate and mix with the batter.
3. Add half of the nuts.
4. Mix the flour, vanilla sugar and baking powder and add it into the egg, sugar, butter and chocolate mixture.
5. Pour the batter into the baking tray and bake for about 30 min. It's important not to overbake the brownie because it still must be a bit wet and so to say clumpy.
6. If you want you can make a chocolate source: melt 50gr of remaining chocolate, add a table spoon of butter and 3 spoons of milk. Mix it over the boiling water. The cut the cake into the squares and pour the source over it! Decorate it with some roasted nuts or melted chocolate. Enjoy!!!