Monday, May 3, 2010
Enough of this healthy eating!! Feel some brownies coming on - this recipe has been sitting in my "to try" file for quite some time. As I hadn't entered the "mayo as an ingredient in goodies" world yet - I was apprehensive, but I shouldn't have been. Of course when you think about it, why wouldn't it work? Mayo is really just eggs and oil both normal baking ingredients.
They were really good, intense chocolate taste, moist, dense texture - excellent brownies. (The perfect way to blow the new healthy eating regime!!) Actually when I think about it (and I don't often!!) they are probably not as bad as they could be on the "bad for your" scale - just 100g of mayonnaise and 85g chocolate, could be worse.
Still haven't toppled Nigella off the top though!
85g/3oz Dark Chocolate - chopped small
85g/3oz Plain Flour
25g/1oz Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Bread (bicarbonate of) Soda
100g/4oz Caster Sugar
50g/2oz Light Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp buttermilk (you could use yogurt)
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 180 C
Prepare a 19x19cm brownie tin
Sieve flour, cocoa and bread (bicarb.) soda and mix.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water.
Add the sugars, vanilla, coffee and buttermilk to the melted chocolate.
Add 1 tbsp. warm water.
Beat in the egg and then the mayonnaise.
Add the flour mixture and fold in.
Bake approx. minutes.
Cool in the tin for 20 minutes then move to a wire rack.