Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie

This is the first time I'm taking part in the "Browniebabe Challenge" organised by Once Upon A Tart. When I chanced upon her blog and saw the numerous brownies fellow food bloggers had created in the other previous challenges, I told myself that it would be fun to take this on and so here it is my creation from marrying two recipes.

It's a pumpkin brownie with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and a chocolate brownie with pecan nuts. I placed the two batters together at different spots in the baking tray and the result is a lovely golden brown collage.

The texture of the creation is a soft and moist brownie coming from both the pumpkin and chocolate base. The pecan nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds give the brownie a chewy and crunchy texture. The taste of sweet pumpkin and dark chocolate is just right without being too heavy. When eating a piece with some cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top .... gosh .....there's another dimension added on the taste scale. You must try this.
It's simply awesome :-)

The two brownie recipes that I used are basically a 'mix and dump' kind of recipe. Mix all the ingredients together till they are well blended and then pour the respective batters into different spots in the baking pan. I used a greased 9" square pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for 30 mins.

Pumpkin Brownie
112 gm butter, melted

180 gm brown sugar
2 nos eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
112 gm plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Chocolate Brownie
60 gm butter, melted
110 gm sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
40 gm plain flour
20 gm cocoa powder
20 gm dark chocolate chips
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup water


myriam said...

oh this one looks delicious! thanks for joining browniebabe and come back for the roundup in mid august. cheers myriam

marye audet said...

There is nothing more I can say...

Chawanmushi said...

Hi myriam and marye audet ...
Thanks for dropping by :-)

Precious Moments said...

very innovative my friend.

. . . said...

oh, these look and sounds amazing. great recipe!