As mushy as it gets: Brownie Cottage




I first had brownies with ice creams when I had come to Bombay on work years back. It was love at first bite.

Over the years I experimented with brownies at places such as Leopold (standards have dipped though), Brownie Point (big, budget, brittle), JATC (slightly crumbly but goes well with ice cream).

Then I discovered the really soft, gooey, melt in the mouth ones at Candies, Theobrama and Open Bake.

Another little nugget is Brownie Cottage at Carter Road (beside Amore), Bandra. They have the most amazingly soft brownies starting with the basic ‘Just Brownie’ (Rs 35, 0.8 USD). There are brownies are best enjoyed by taking a bite, by letting it roll lazily on your tongue and then enjoying the magic.

They have a range of exotic sounding brownies based on premium chocolates – Lindt, Belgian waffle, Oreo, Toblerone, Ferrero and so on. These cost ten to forty Rupees more than the basic brownie. I will let you into a secret. There is not much of a difference between the basic brownie and the premium ones. That’s not because the premium ones are not good. Its because the basic one is spectacular too. So it makes more sense to buy two of the basic ones as they are fairly small than one exotic one.

Note: They deliver at home but I wouldn’t depend on it as they deliver only if the order is large and they often claim not to have people.

Comments

Manasi said…
Not to toot my own horn and all that, but the best brownies are the ones baked at home. Once you find a foolproof recipe that is. There is just something about dipping into a pan when the brownie crust hasn't formed finishing half of it, then waiting for the other half to cool slightly, forming the typical brownie crust with gooey insides. Too long a comment, eh? :)
The knife said…
that sounds like a heavenly experience. the closest I have come to this was when someone who wouldn't want to be named in case made brownies for me in the early years. Turned out to be great cookies
The knife said…
that sounds like a heavenly experience. the closest I have come to this was when someone who wouldn't want to be named in case made brownies for me in the early years. Turned out to be great cookies
Vandana Rajesh said…
I totally agree with manasi. Made brownies last night from a bloggers recipe. It was yummm....will just post it in a day or so and am sure it would be one u would love trying out
k said…
take moment to remember your birthday resolution:)
The knife said…
@K: tomorrow is another day
@Vandana, Manasi: WHERE ARE THE BROWNIES