November 28, 2022
CM Content Team
Brownie is a dense chocolate based baked dessert. It is one of the most popular and loved desserts, and for a good reason. They are easy to make and delicious to eat. Brownies come in different forms, they may be fudgy or cakey, and they may or may not include nuts.
If you want to try a simple yet delicious dessert, you can make this easy-to-make dry fruit and chocolate brownie recipe by Chef Alex Dias, the Executive Chef at Club Mahindra resorts in Goa.
The first-known printed use of the word ‘brownie’ to describe a dessert appeared in 1896 in a Boston Cooking School cookbook written by Fannie Farmer. However, the original dish, which was called Farmer’s Brownie, did not contain chocolate. The chefs at the Palmer Hotel in Chicago who participated in the World Columbian Exposition were asked to create an all-new baked good recipe that could be easily picked up and eaten without a fork and thus came into existence the Brownie.
· Butter (250 gm)
· Eggs (5)
· Chocolate (250 gm)
· Mixed dry fruits (100 gm)
· Icing sugar (250 gm)
· Flour (125 gm)
· Baking powder (5 gm)
· Melt the butter and chocolate separately and combine them together
· Sieve the flour and mix it with the melted chocolate butter and icing sugar
· Gradually add the eggs one by one to make a smooth batter
· Add baking powder and mix the batter well
· Add dry fruits and pour the batter into a baking pan. Make sure to brush the pan with a generous amount of butter on all sides and bottom
· Place the batter in the oven and bake it at 180 Degrees Celsius for about 25-30 minutes
The first brownies were made by the chefs at Chicago’s Palmer Hotel in 1893. Since then, the sweet treat has gained immense popularity worldwide, and many chefs worldwide have created new recipes.
At Club Mahindra resorts, we strive to give our patrons a delightful culinary experience. The chefs at the restaurants in our resorts bring with them years of experience and expertise. They have a deep understanding of flavour profiles, and every dish they create is nutritious and high in flavour and taste.
Our chefs also source the best regional ingredients and use the latest culinary techniques to make every meal unforgettable! While holidaying at the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa, you can enjoy a delicious meal and a range of desserts like the Walnut and Chocolate Brownie every day.
As they say, ‘your destiny is written at birth,’ Chef Alex Rexon Dias was destined to be a chef. Born and raised in Goa, Chef Dias discovered his cooking skills and passion when he won the best dish award during a school camp when the students had to cook for their teachers. Since then, he has come a long way to become one of our finest chefs.
With over 15 years of experience, Chef Dias has travelled far and wide to explore new cuisine worldwide and add new skills, techniques, and dishes to his repertoire. The Iconic Chef of the Year Award by Times of India is a testament to his excellent skills in the kitchen. Currently, the Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Goa, Chef Dias, has been stirring up a storm in the kitchen and delighting the guests with incredible local and international dishes.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.