Saturday, July 28, 2007

Brownies


My favorite! I love brownies. If I could pick only one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be brownies. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found a recipe that not only tastes fantastic but also isn't quite so bad for you since it doesn't have any eggs.

I had several people taste test this recipe (adapted from Vegetarian Times) and everyone really liked it and no one was able to tell what the replacement for eggs was. These are really moist, chewy brownies, not the cake-like ones. My husband thinks they are too chocolatey - obviously he is insane!

As a side note, it turns out to be really hard to take a decent picture of a brownie. This is the best I could do after about 30 blurry ones. Apparently brownies are very shy!

Brownies

6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
10 oz prune baby food
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

Melt the chocolate and margarine in a double boiler (or in a bowl over boiling water). When completely melted, whisk in the sugar and prunes.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and gently fold them together until combined. Stir in the vanilla.

Line a 9X9 pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until they look set. Let cool in pan.

Once cool, cut into squares. For additional fanciness, dust the tops with cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

These freeze really well.

Kay: They are really good!

Mom (Dana): My dad hates prunes so I new these were a hit when he kept talking about how good they were!

2 comments:

Holler said...

Those look great! I just new you were going to say prunes! But prune baby food, I would never guess!

Jul said...

Hi Dana - thanks for stopping by Veggie Chic. These brownies look fabulous!