Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Double chocolate brownies with pecans and Simple Lemon Mousse

Double Chocolate Brownies , i got this recipe from foodnetwork.I pretty much followed the same recipe but replaced dark semisweet chocolate chips with extra pecans.I just love pecans , so add these to whereever possible :D.Just made some chocolate ice cream and again added a good amount of pecans.The funny part is Lil one doesn't like can see all the pecans leftover in his plate after he finishes..:D.Enough of pecans..right?.Letz get straight to the recipe.
I made these over last week.

Double chocolate brownies with pecans


Butter (unsalted) - 3 sticks plus 2 tbsp
Bittersweet chocolate - 12 ounze
Eggs - 6
Superfine sugar - 1 3/4 cups
Pure vanilla extract - 1tbsp
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tbsp
Salt - 1tsp
White chocolate morsels - 1/2c
Pecan halves - 1/2c
Confectioner's sugar - 2tsp (for garnishing)
Baking tin (approximately 11 1/4 inches by 9 inches by 2 inches), sides and base lined with baking parchment.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy based pan over a low heat.In a bowl or large measuring jug, beat the eggs together with the superfine sugar and vanilla extract.Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt. Then stir in the white chocolate morsels and pecans.Beat to combine then scrape and pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin.Bake for about 25 min.s.You can see when the brownies are ready because the top dries to a slightly paler brown speckle, while the middle remains dark, dense and gooey.Garnish with confectioner's sugar.

Simple Lemon Mousse


Instant Lemon Pudding - 1 envelope (i used Jello)
Confectioner's sugar - 1/4 c
Heavy cream - 2 and 1/2 c


Beat Lemon pudding mix,heavy cream and sugar using a hand mixer till soft peaks comes.Refrigerate till serving.I served with sliced strawberries.

Tips:I always keep these instant pudding mix at home for unexpected guests.You can substitute heavy cream with milk and sour cream also.


USHA said...

Wow! both the dessert was good...

I never had idea about this mousse...after reading yours..i felt ahhh!!!1its easy..

Tell me onething,how it taste like?it is similar like whipped cream category?Really never had pa...

Maheswari said...

Thanks tasted more like sweet lemon pudding but just melts in your mouth..not that jello texture..

Sia's corner said...

wow... looks like u r in full swing mahi... so many desserts. love that heart shaped plate too:)

Coffee said...

WOW!!!!! You are on a dessert spree!!!!! The Lemon Mousse sounds to be great!!!! Easy and simple :)

Asha said...

OH MY!! Mahesh,yesterday I thought I am so tired of sweets and now looking at the Brownies and Mousse,I changed my mind!:D My kids love brownies but I have never made Mousse though,thanks.I will try it after ShivRatri.

Hema said...

I just saw Chandrika's brownie and now yours too...and that too with pecans? Why did I buy the ready-make pack yeasterday? Mousse looks so tempting.

Mishmash ! said...
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Mishmash ! said...

Mahe u re really on a dessert discovery here! I loved the lemon mousse idea, will try it sometime later coz i'm done with sweets after the shortbreads and choco-dipped strawberries :)

Maheswari said...

Thanks Sia, I am done with desserts now.No desserts for another two weeks.I fell in love with that heart shaped plate the min i saw it...:D.

Thanks Coffee, its very easy, try it out and lemme know.

Thanks asha, i totally forgot about shivrathiri.Mom reminded me a week ago and asked me to avoid veg.Let see...:D.Try these brownies...

Thanks hema, i loved chandrika's brownies also.Her pic. was so good.After finishing ready made pack, try this on out...:D.

Thanks Shn, try this one out.Very easy and tasty...:D.

jacob said...

wow, nice! i also love the erode recipes. i have great memories of food in erode. thanks.

Sandeepa said...

wow maheshwari... you are great yaar... so many lovely things you cook and they all look so pretty too

Vini K said... anything with chocolates.And to speak of Brownies,now let me see....where do I start?

very very tempting indeed.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Maheshwari

Looks delicious. Double the chocolate, now that's something I love.

just for fun said...

Lemon mousse sounds good. Both are dessert are looking good. Thanks.


I have to watch my weight

Seema said...

Lemon Mousse looks ummmmmmmmm yummmmmmmmmmmm. And double choco brownies...Pass me some gal

archana said...

Hi Maheswari,Thanx for visiting my blog:). Lovely desserts!!!:)We don't get pudding mixes here:( Brownies looking gr8:)

Maheswari said...

Thanks Jacob, i like most of TN non veg recipe.Try this erode recipe its delciious.

Thanks sandeepa.

Thanks vini..i too love choc..sooooo much.

Thanks Lakshmi.The original recipe is triple the choc..:D.Since i love pecans, i skipped one choc variety.

Thanks JFF...

Thanks HK, i just rounded up some pounds during last two weeks ..:D.

Thanks are always welcome.Lemon mousse was so easy to make.To my son everything served in bowl (from the fridge) is ice cream...:D.He loved it.

Thanks Archana...

Menu Today said...

Hi Maheshwari,
Both the desserts looks yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing.