Guest Blogger: Lucy’s Friendly Foods – Surprising Rich Double Chocolate Brownies

13 Jul

When Lucy, author of Lucy’s Friendly Foods, emailed me her post, she said, “These brownies will blow your mind!” I had no doubt. Let’s enjoy this fantastic recipe; a perfect accompaniment to an up coming weekend. Maybe VBU! should have desserts as a Friday ritual? If the contributions come that way I will try to save the desserts for Friday. Read about Lucy’s previous contribution: Chocolate Earthquakes! here. Please follow Lucy on Twitter here. Welcome back Lucy!

If you think of the ingredients in a brownie you most certainly think chocolate, sugar and eggs. With eggs a no-go how can you make a brownie that’s a moist truffley bar rather then a ‘cakey’ slice? Surprisingly, the answer is silken tofu.

Brownies made with tofu sound weird and not very appetising, but they’re actually rich, dense and most certainly a proper brownie. This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Vegan Cookies Invade the Cookie Jar – don’t be scared of the tofu – give it a go, you won’t regret it…

Surprising Rich Double Chocolate Brownies (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes a 9 inch square pan full

  • 100g silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (or use soya)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate, chopped

– Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 3

– Line a 9 inch square baking tray with parchment

– In a blender, whizz together the drained tofu, oat milk and oil.

– Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the sugar and vanilla essence.

– Sift in the flour, cocoa, cornflour, baking powder and salt.

– Gently fold the mixture together until well combined.

– Stir in the chopped chocolate

– Pour into the baking dish and level off.

– Bake for 30 minutes

– Cool in the dish before cutting into squares.

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2 Responses to “Guest Blogger: Lucy’s Friendly Foods – Surprising Rich Double Chocolate Brownies”

  1. Kelly July 13, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Oh my gosh. These look *amazing!*

  2. Marissa Rath (@MarissaRath) July 16, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I would love to go swimming in the brownie-goodness!
    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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