Fudgy brownies

This is a good year, gentle reader! I know its only April, but I have had flowers on my desk. Twice. Yes, the year is off to a good start. The gods have been kind. Additional evidence for divine munificence comes from Nick Malgieri and David Jochim's Perfect Light Desserts: Fabulous Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and More Made with Real Butter, Sugar, Flour, and Eggs, All Under 300 Calories Per Generous Serving

I pored over the book, brows furrowed in concentration as I weighing the merits and possible demerits of many equally enticing choices. Many lusty sighs later, I had decided: fudgy brownies. At a 137 kcal, this delectable dessert is my favorite "combination of chocolate and virtue" (plagiarized from the book!) The recipe is frugal with butter and generous with sugar and cocoa. The result is an appropriately chewy brownie with deep mellow sweetness.

This is a brownie thats been on vacation to some exotic spa. Its come back, glowing and buff. All of its goodness and beauty intact, all its sins washed away. This is a good brownie. This is a brownie you'd like to bring home to your parents. In a nutshell, gentle reader, this is a brownie that will charm your socks off. Enjoy!

Myriam, it made my day to read about Brownie Babe of the Month. "A brownie a day" - now theres a wonderful concept!


Asha said...

Smita,those brwonies are delectable!!So dark and yummy and gooey I might add!:))

I love that book too,thanks.

burekaboy — said...

hey smitalicious :P those brownies look great. at first, though, i thought they were the same ones i just saw on the yahoo homepage highlights. um, i guess not!!! ... those ones had 3 sticks of butter! love nick malgieri. have many of his books and his stuff works beautifully all the time.

myriam said...

smita, sorry your entry got lost. i have updated the roundup and your lovely brownie is in it, too! thanks for sharing and sorry for the hassle! myriam

ServesYouRight said...

Asha - Thank you! Gotta love brownies :-)

BB - Many thanks!! Delighted to hear your favorable review of Nick Malgieri. Some of the recipes in the book really seemed too good to be true!!

Myriam - Not at all! Fabulous round up!! (Like I needed an excuse to keep comng back :-)