Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another Strange Combo

Heaven Sent Brownies. That is what these are titled. Curious name, even more curious ingredients. Do you remember my post from last weekend where I was foraging for ingredients? Well, these brownies are a result of my foraging. I had one egg, no brown sugar and not very much oil.

So, the result was searching on for a brownie recipe. Seriously, brownies are my go-to dessert. I never get tired of them. Never. And I like to try new ones often.

These weren't bad. The husband turned his nose up at them based on the sweetener. He's not a honey fan. Yes folks, I said honey. The honey was definitely noticeable in this recipe. If you don't like honey, I don't suggest making these. Or, if you do, don't use a strong honey like I did. I used an organic honey and it was very noticeable. But not in a bad way, I promise! The combination of honey and chocolate was very good.

I followed the recipe exactly, except I added walnuts. Okay, so I guess that isn't exactly. I had some walnuts on hand from a recipe long ago, so rather than let them go to waste, I added them to the batter.

I love thick brownies, and these guys were sure thick! If you use the 8x8 pan, you will get big brownies. Of course, you can always use a different pan. There is no rule. Just remember to change the baking time if you use a larger pan.

The husband took one bite and said "These are all your's. Yuck". Guess what? More for me! Hahahahaha! Wait, it's not nice to laugh. Especially when I will probably gain 5 pounds for eating the whole pan.

Heaven Sent Brownies
from: (submitted by Ryan)

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup honey, warmed slightly
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar and baking soda. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil, water, honey, vanilla and vinegar; mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, untl brownies spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

In honor of my love for the end piece of the brownie. Here's a picture.