A long long time back, in what seems to be another lifetime, I used to make brownies for The Corner House in Bangalore.
Spurred on by my lovely friend (and main customer) Sagarika, to bake cakes and cookies, brownies and bread, I took my first steps towards setting up a small business.
The first year, I hovered in the uneasy realm between hobby baker and reluctant entrepreneur. But this time was invaluable! I added a whole slew of popular bakes to my repertoire and started to experiment with those I’d mastered. Brownies were one of those. I tried them from every book or magazine I came across, unsure initially how they were different to a chocolate cake.
My earliest attempts were labelled “third rock from the sun“, but in time, having read everything written about brownies, I finally learned their secrets… My brownies were fudgy and chewy. With perfect crackly tops and gooey insides. Perfection!
Life led me to become a cake decorator, and my brownie days seemed to be a long-forgotten memory– except when my Diva came into town. Then she wanted her favourite brownie.
I was pleasantly surprised when asked to make gluten-free brownies by mom N. So, I tried it with the Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free blend. Perfect crackly top, moist fudgy centres and great taste! Happy that I haven’t lost my touch.