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

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more I can say...

Chawanmushi said...

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

Edith said...

very innovative my friend.

. . . said...

oh, these look and sounds amazing. great recipe!