Monday, 26 June 2017

Walnut Brownie

I'm craving for some brownies and whipped up this very simple and easy Walnut Brownie to go with a scoop of ice cream.

It certainly is satisfying to have this indulgence in this hot weather! And the best part of it is - there is minimal washing to do. 

I am also using Medella's Organic Premium Coconut Cooking Oil to bake my brownie.

Many have asked me if the food cooked/baked with this coconut oil will leave behind a very strong coconut oil smell. No worries at all. Not only does it not affect the taste of your food, there is also no smell at all! Other than the host of health benefits as shared below, Medella's coconut oil is also suitable for deep frying due to its high smoke point.

Coconut oil has been consumed in tropical countries for thousands of years and packs loads of health benefits which include but not limited to skin care, health care, improving digestion and immunity against infections and diseases. Here are some of the health benefits:

- Treats pancreatitis and alzheimer's disease
- Improves Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes 
- Prevents heart diseases and high blood pressure
          * Increase good cholesterol (HDL)
          * Convert bad cholesterol (LDL) to HDL
- Improves or heals many skin diseases
          * Fungal infections
          * Acne
          * Eczema
          * Keratosis Polaris
          * Psoriasis
          * Rosacea
- Provides peak performance energy
          * Drug-free energy
          * Longer endurance
- Kills candida fungus
- Helps with hypothroidism
          * Increases metabolism
          * Raises body temperature
- Conditions and strengthens hair
- Promotes weight loss
- Cures urinary and kidney infections and protects the liver
- Reduces inflammation and arthritis
- Improves memory and brain function
- Improves digestion, reduces stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis  
- Effective in healing damaged tissues and infections
- Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, skin dryness and flaking

Source from here, here and here

Walnut Brownie
makes a 8" square pan

140g oil (I use Medella's Organic Premium Coconut Cooking Oil)
180g brown sugar
100g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
70g plain flour
50g chopped walnuts

1. Place oil, brown sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and mix it over a double boiler till well mixed.

2. Add is salt and vanilla extract and mix well.

3. Mix in eggs, one and a time and mix well after each addition.

4. Sieve flour and mix walnuts into the flour.

5. Add in the flour and walnut to the batter and give it a quick mix till just incorporated.

6. Pour batter into a lined 8" square pan and bake in preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes.

7. When done, remove from oven and let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

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