Monday, 15 October 2012
Best-Ever Bizarre Brownies
There are so many different types of brownies. Vegan or otherwise, they can be all sponge-y and cake-y (boo) or they can be all dense and fudge-y and goo-ey (yay!)
After some debate in my household, we decided brownies should be dense and fudgey.
In other news : what do you do when you have half a sweet potato hanging around?
I joke, back to the brownies!
But keep those potatoes in mind!
How many recipes for brownies have you seen that use Applesauce? loads? me too - but let's think about the desirable texture we previously ascertained as optimal.
Not two qualities I'd associate with Applesauce really!
Sweet Potatoes on the other hand . . . ! - I have seen a few recipes for Sweet Potato Frosting hanging around the internet, and I figured if I could use Sweet Potatoes in frosting, then I could probably use them in the cake . . . If I can use applesauce in cake - then I can probably use the Sweet Potatoes.
The cogs started whirring. . . and here you go.
The way I like to bake (vegan-style) is the wet into dry method. These brownies are nothing new there. Unlike traditional baking, where you would cream the fat and the sugar together, then add in the oeufs and fold in the flour, this doesn't really work for vegan cake.
I did a quick Google around as I was writing this up to see who else has put Sweet Potatoes into Brownies (sadly) I'm not the first (I thought I was a genius!!) Although not Vegan, a couple sound really good. These use Honey instead of Sugar (and although I'm dubious about using Honey, Agave could also work) and these suggest using ginger spiced chocolate (how yum!?).
These brownies (because I didn't put any sugar in them - you're welcome) just asked to have some brown sugar sprinkled on top.
Don't they look all pretty lined up?
Am I making you hungry yet? would you like to know the recipe?
Oh go on then, here you go :)