Milk Chocolate Brownies from Tate’s Bake Shop

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It is so freezing cold here in Delhi. From past few days, we’ve been shivering due to this severe temperature down, we are not used to. It has broken the record of last 40 years and we’ve been trying hard to fight this cold weather. And these days, I have been thinking of only hot comforting food, the food which I can enjoy in a bowl or a mug while I am still covered under my comforter. And as I am writing this post, I am sipping into my mug of hot chocolate.

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And this was time, when my 4 years old niece called me up and told me to bake her something chocolate. Anything chocolate, she just loves it. And I guess, that I have reiterated this here, not sure how many times. And I love to bake a chocolate cake, muffins, brownies or our good old chocolate chip cookies for her.

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And truly speaking, it gave me a reason to warm up my house a little with the oven churning out some hot comforting stuff.

Tate's Bake Shop Milk Chocolate Brownies

Few days back, I had ordered this beautiful book Baking for Friends by New York’s famous Tate’s Bake Shop owner Kathleen King. I saw a review of the book at Deeba Rajpal’s blog. I just loved the way, the author of the book introduces herself to her readers. Whenever she bakes something, there is someone special in her mind. And the happiness and the sweetness she spreads through her food brings her the title of The Sugar Fairy from her friends. Her recipes listed in the book are not that fancy looking, rather they are simple yet honest recipes of a household. Some of the recipes are even from her one of those ordinary days, like Hurricane Irene Cookies, something she discovered out of ingredients she had at hand at a morning of the hurricane.

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And to please the kid, I thought of baking these milk chocolate brownies from Kathleen’s book. Though, I have never baked with milk chocolate before, I still thought to give it a try, since it is the milk chocolate, which little chocolate lover prefers over dark one. They came out really nice and moist, and they had enough chocolate-y-ness to tantalize the taste buds of an adult too.

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250 gm milk chocolate chips
100 gm salted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temprature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius. Lightly butter a 9 inch square pan and line the pan with a parchment paper, with paper over hanging the sides of the pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chocolate and and let it stand for 1 minute . Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Scrape it in a medium bowl and let cool slightly.
  3. Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla to the chocolate and mix well. Add the flour and cocoa and stir until smooth.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until a skewer inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out with a moist crumb, about 20 minutes {mine took a little longer}.
  6. Let cool completely. Lift up the brownies out of the pan with the help of over hanging paper and cut into 16 squares.


  1. says

    Brownies are definitely comfort food in cold weather and just enough festive to cheer anyone. Beautiful pics. i am intrigued by the baking book. Going to look it up and see if I should get it.

  2. says

    How yum! I wish I had a taste for milk chocolate though. But you’re right, they are perfect for children. Lovely job Himanshu (now say what you are bringing for the picnic)

  3. Melinda says

    I have been looking for my favorite brownie recipe for what it seems like forever. I’ve probably made at least 100 batches. These were the perfect consistency and the right amount of chocolate. My husband absolutely loved them! However, if you are a pure dark chocolate lover, these will probably not be the brownies for you. Thanks so much!!!


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