Monday, May 23, 2011

My special day

(Homemade) - Chocolate steamed brownies with ganache topping

Yup, my birthday ! But no party !! Just me, making this chocolatey steamed brownies with ganache topping. I'm sure I know how to pamper myself on my special day. Chocolate gives me pleasure and satisfaction at the same time. And I consider that as a present, lol. I also bought myself a digital balance scale. My birthday, I baked my birthday cake and bought my own present. Perfect !!! :D

Can't believe that my number has reached 35. Time goes by, and we can't do anything to stop it. I have a wonderful husband and a lovely son who have been supporting me. My birthday wish is, hope I could be with my family in heaven and earth. *oww... I think I'm crying !!

But you ... don't be sad, make yourself happy with this recipe. It's chocolate time everyone ... !!!

Steamed chocolate brownies with ganache topping

Ingredients I :
- 4 eggs
- 150 gr granulated sugar
- 7 gr cake emulsifier
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder

Ingredients II :
- 85 gr all purpose flour
- 35 gr cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 

Ingredients III :
- 120 ml vegetable oil
- 70 gr dark cooking chocolate 

Ingredient IV :
- 70 gr dark cooking chocolate, cut into small pieces 

Topping :
- 75 gr dark cooking chocolate
- 50 ml milk

How to :

1.Line 21x8x7 cm pan with baking paper, grease it with vegetable oil. Prepare your steamer. When you put the cake batter into the steamer, the water has to be hard boiling producing big steams already.
2. Ingredients III : Melt butter and dark cooking chocolate, let it cool. Set aside.
3. Ingredients I : Beat eggs, sugar, salt, emulsifier, at high speed until pale and thick.
4. Fold in Ingredients II into egg batter with spatula until well blended. Fold in butter-chocolate mixture, mix well.
5. Divide the batter into 2 equal parts. Pour 1 part of the batter into prepared pan, steam for about 15 minutes or until the surface sets. (do the toothpick test, if necessary).
6. Sprinkle Ingredient IV evenly on the first layer.
7. Pour the 1/2 part of the batter. Steam for about 30 minutes or until the whole cake is done.
8. Topping : Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring just barely to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add in dark cooking chocolate, stir well until smooth.
9. Pour ganache mixture over the cake white ganache is still warm. Then keep it in the fridge.

TIPS : Make sure to heat the steamer and dont open the lid before 10 minutes each time
Also it's a good idea to wrap the lid with towel so the the steam is not dripping to the tin.

(Homemade) Steamed chocolate brownies with ganache topping

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahan I : 
- 4 butir telur
- 150 gr gula pasir
- 7 gr ovalet
- 1/4 sdt vanili bubuk

Bahan II :
- 85 gr tepung terigu
- 35 gr cocoa bubuk
- 1/2 sdt baking powder

Bahan III :
- 120 ml minyak sayur
- 70 gr dark cooking chocolate

Bahan IV :
- 70 gr dark cooking chocolate, potong kecil-kecil

Topping :
- 75 gr dark cooking chocolate
- 50 ml susu full cream cair (UHT)

Cara :

1. Lelehkan bahan III dengan cara ditim.
2. Campur dan kocok bahan I menjadi satu hingga kental dan mengembang.
3. Masukkan bahan II sedikit demi sedikit hingga rata. Tuang bahan III, aduk perlahan dengan spatula hingga tercampur rata.
4. Tuangkan ½ bagian sisa adonan tadi ke dalam loyang ukuran 21x8x7 cm, yang sudah diolesi dengan sedikit minyak dan dialasi dengan kertas roti. Kukus selama lebih kurang 15 menit (lakukan tes tusuk untuk memastikan kue sudah benar-benar matang)
5. Taburkan bahan IV secara merata ke atas adonan yang sedang dikukus.
6. Tuang sisa adonan. Kukus kembali selama 30 menit hingga matang.
7. Topping : panaskan susu (tidak sampai mendidih). Matikan api dan masukkan dark cooking chocolate.. Aduk-aduk sampai rata dan tidak bergumpal.
8. Tuang topping ke atas cake setelah cake dingin. Masukkan ke dalam pendingin, rasanya lebih mantap.



  1. A very happy birthday to you. Nothing wrong in pampering yourself and the best way to do it is definitely with chocolate. :)
    I'm intrigued by this steamed version. It must be moist. Is it like chocolate pudding in texture and taste?

  2. Thanks so much Aparna :)
    I still keep in my mind that chocolate is always be the best present ever !
    This steamed brownies tastes like a baked one, and its texture more similar like a cake. The steamed one is not too dense and crumbly like the usual brownies.

    Hope that helps...

  3. a late Selamat hari ulang tahun to you Tika! (hope google translated it correctly). I haven't cooked anything special for a while since I'm really in to some nasty mood swings I couldn't explain lately. Interesting recipe you got here. I hope to find time to try this out and bring myself some pampering too :). I wish more blessings to come your way! And more great food and photographs :)

  4. Hahaha...funny way to say it in Bahasa, Marvie but don't worry, Google has translated it correctly ! Thanks very much for the wishes.
    See, in your case, mood does influence the cooking things. :) Hope you're in a good shape there.

  5. Happy bday to you! salam kenal ya..suka sama BEV-nya...keren...

  6. Wah...makasih Lidia. Salam kenal juga. :)

  7. Hi Tika,
    Stumbled upon your blog while searching for steamed brownie recipe. I would like to know for ingredient III, is there any difference to substitute vegetable oil to melted butter?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Lynn, thanks for coming :)
      Sure you can substitute oil to melted butter as long as you use the same measurement. Good luck, Lynn !


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