Saturday, January 3, 2015
Brownies- Secret Ingredient Spinach!
Yes, carrot is also in the brownie which you can see the tiny bits that refused to be pureed!
It almost looks like fudge but I like brownies that are gooey and this one is so rich and decadent you would never guess spinach is one of the ingredients.
You might of noticed I like making unusual recipes. This recipe is from Deceptively Delicious, a cookbook from Jessica Seinfeld .
3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate ( I used chocolate chips)
1/2 cup carrot puree (After peeling and trimming the ends, steam for 10-12 minutes and then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)
1/2 cup spinach puree (can use fresh- I used canned)
1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread (I used butter)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites ( used 1 egg)
3/4 cup oat flour, or all-purpose flour ( used all purpose flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Coat an 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line the pan with parchment paper.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame (or do it in the microwave, just watch it closely).
In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine (butter), and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in egg whites ( 1 egg).
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool completely in the pan before cutting .