You need to know that I have updated this spoon-sized Amanda steamed brownies recipe article with the latest recipe for steamed moist Amanda brownies. But for those of you who want Amanda’s brownie recipe with a spoon, you can follow the recipe below.
The following recipe is the result of my first attempt at making Amanda brownies. Don’t look at the shape, yes, bund, it’s still very messy. With equipment and a makeshift kitchen, he dared to post a Youtube video for the first time. Even though the shape is perfunctory, the taste is not inferior to the original Amanda brownies. It’s really melted and chocolaty.
Simple Chocolate Steamed Brownies Recipe
History of Brownies
Chocolate brownies were originally baked cakes that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. Brownies were popular in the United States and Canada in the first half of the 20th century.
This cake started with a chef who forgot to include baking powder or baking powder in his chocolate sponge cake recipe. As a result, after the sponge cake was baked, it did not expand like the sponge cakes he usually made. The texture of the chocolate sponge cake is not like a sponge in general, initially wanted a sponge cake that was soft and porous like foam, but the result was that the cake became tough and a bit hard.
In Indonesia, the famous brownies are Amanda Brownies, which are typical souvenirs of the city of Bandung. Although now you don’t need to go to Bandung anymore to get Amanda brownies because there are already many Amanda brownie outlets in various cities.
Amanda Brownies at a glance
Many people don’t know that the person behind the successful brownie scene is Sumi Wiludjeng’s mother, who is the creator of the recipe for this cake which was originally called chocolate sponge cake.
Starting a small-scale business, in 1999, Mrs. Sumi Wikudjeng’s sponge cake was selling around the homes of neighbors, relatives and customers. Chocolate sponge cake became more and more famous and finally the name Amanda was born. Amanda is not a girl’s name but is an abbreviation of Damai Son-in-law. The name reflects family harmony which includes children and in-laws in building a business.
With the Brownies Amanda brand patent, the market expanded in 2007 to the national market starting from Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Medan. Until now Amanda Brownies has 100 outlets throughout Indonesia.
The recipe below is a spoon measure, but before that there are some tips for making brownie cakes so that the cake is soft and not too thick. Here are the tips.
Tips to make the Steamed Brownies Soft and Not Stuffy
1. Choose a steamer
- Adjust the size of the pan, if the steamer is too large it will cause a lot of moisture and make the cake soggy,
- choose a steamer with a medium hole so that the steam doesn’t come out too much and make the cake soggy
- choose a steamer with a glass cover / cone shape, so that moisture does not fall into the brownie dough
2. Prepare the steamer
The steamer must be preheated for approximately 10 minutes before use, cover the steamer cover with a cloth so that the steam water does not fall into the brownie mixture. Use a cotton cloth that absorbs more moisture and avoids dripping onto the cake.
3. Set the steaming temperature
After the water boils, reduce the heat and use medium heat so that the brownies cook evenly, and don’t get wavy
4. Open the lid of the steamer when it is cooked
Be careful when opening the lid of the steamer when the brownies are cooked, because on the lid of the steamer there is a lot of moisture attached, if the water drips it will make the brownies wet and spoil the texture. The trick is to quickly open and flip the lid of the steamer, so the water doesn’t drip.
- Diamond Bar Chocolate
I like this compound chocolate from Diamond because the taste is not too bitter and the sweetness is just right. In addition, this compound chocolate does not melt easily when placed at room temperature.
Diamond chocolate bar is halal certified and is a domestic product. This chocolate is popular for making cakes and brownies
- Bensdoorp Coklat Chocolate Powder
It is very suitable for brownies, the chocolate color is very beautiful, more brown than other cocoa powder products. Of course, if it is added to brownie ingredients, it will make the brownies look attractive in color.
Bensdoorp chocolate is imported chocolate, the price is more expensive than other brands of cocoa powder. Don’t even ask, it’s definitely delicious.
- Dancow Sweet Milk Powder