Friday, April 16, 2010

Vegan Brownies - mmm mm

Remember the brownie bakin' apron?
Well the brownies in question there just happened to be the vegan kind. The lovely HollyGoLightly was curious about the recipe so I though I'd share.

(But before I do I just wanted to say that I think you guys should read this post of Holly's about answering machine messages. It made me instantly pick up my camera and use the Voice Recording function to save the really important messages from our answering machine (the ones from the day Teddy was born etc) so thank you for sharing Holly and I'm so sorry that you lost yours.)

Ok, onwards!
Now, I'm not a vegan, mostly on account of how I think bacon is the most important food group (what do you mean it's not a food group? Sure it is!) But I have a chum who is and it's nice to be able to share the crazy sugar rush when he's over for dinner. That said, these brownies don't actually have THAT much sugar in them (well, until you add a heap of dark chocolate chips and frosting!)
The recipe is from here, with some tweaks made by the folks in the comments and yours truly. This makes a fairly small number of brownies (I use an 8x8 dish but smaller would be better) because if I make more I just eat them. All of them. As fast as possible.

1 cup flour
(a bare) 1/2 cup sugar
8(ish) tbs of cocoa powder
1/2 a tsp baking powder
hefty pinch of salt
1/2 a cup of water (or soy/almond/rice milk)
2 Big tbs of of melted soy margarine (or veggie oil)
1/2 a cup of applesauce
splash of vanilla extract (but I bet almond would be awesome too)
and handful of dark chocolate chips

preheat the oven to 350
Mix the dry stuff in a big bowl.
Add the water and mix some more, then (and I don't know if this has any effect at all) leave it for a few minutes
Then add the marge/oil, vanilla and applesauce give the whole lot a sound and righteous beating.
I grease and flour the dish then stick half the mixture in, toss in the chocolate chips, add the rest of the mixture then whack it in the oven until a toothpick comes out clean (about 25-27 minutes for the 8x8 dish). Holy cow, worlds longest sentence.

And voila. because these don't have eggs in them I let the bear do this:

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU, and love the little video :) How fun for your bear to be able to have these little glimpses to time travel back to one day when he's a big grown-up man. And thanks for the link, too :) I am still sad I lost those messages (my gram died in November - exactly 4 weeks to the day after my grandpa - her husband of 62 years) - so glad you saved yours. Did you get my emailed chocolate cake recipe?


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