I know, you’re thinking one of two things or both…
Number one would be, best brownies in the world my ass, who does she think she is? Yeah ok I here you, it’s a big statement to make, but you’re just going to have to trust me on this one. You only need to look at the ingredient list below to see these things can hardly taste bad.
Number two is probably, chocolate brownies…wow….ground breaking. Yep, again I understand. It’s kind of like me posting a recipe on how to cook pasta. Everyone knows how to make a brownie right? Well apparently not. The other day I decided to partake in the internet craze of black bean brownies that everyone seemed to be raving about. The recipes vary but basically you’re using mashed black beans instead of flour, lots of cocoa powder, and instead of sugar you can use agave syrup. In the pictures the brownies looked delicious; ok some looked like cardboard but I know sometimes it’s all in the taste. I read the reviews…
“Wow, I didn’t even realise I was eating a “healthy brownie” it tasted that good!!!!”
“This recipe is now my go to whenever I need a chocolate fix without the calories, delicious! You must makes these!!!”
Ooooh, I thought, they must be good, plus I won’t have to feel bad at eating one or two of these things in one go. So, I searched for the best recipe and I chose the one where the picture of the brownies looked the most delectable and off I went. Well, please let me be the one to inform you that black bean brownies taste. like. cack. Seriously I felt so let down, anyone who tells you these things taste good are lying to you! They taste bearable at that. I can only imagine this is how a man must feel when he see’s a woman with a great rack only to discover once they take it to the bedroom she whips out a couple of chicken fillets from her bra and then the truth is revealed, it was all an illusion, false advertising. Small breasts are just as attractive as large ones so why lie? How I started to talk about breasts on a brownie post I will never know. Anyway I was so miffed I had to obviously make real brownies, the more calorific the better……..
- 375g Soft unsalted butter
- 375g Dark chocolate (I always do 300g of dark 75g of milk chocolate)
- 6 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
- 500g caster sugar
- 225g of plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 150g of hazelnuts (optional but seriously put them in God damn it!)
- 150g dried cherries (optional)
Set your oven to 180C/350F/ Gas Mark 4
Sit a glass bowl on top of a pan filled half way with boiling water on your stove and add your chocolate and butter to melt.
I think this is what heaven looks like……..
In another bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla extract, then sift and mix in the flour. Once the chocolate and butter has all melted down combine the two bowls together and add your nuts and cherries.
Pop into your preferred baking dish and put this in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
Oh heyyyyyyyy. Yep thats pretty much it. So easy but SO good. Leave to cool before serving, if you can!
This is going to become emotional….
“I said I loved you but I lied, this is more than love I feeeeeeeeel inside…….” (Don’t ask me how I know Michael Bolton lyrics, just don’t.)
So, completely calorific but so super easy, this is a recipe everyone should have in their kitchen. Oh and if anyone has ever come across a good black bean brownie recipe, please let me know I’d be interested to try it. I know it won’t taste as good as an original but if you feel your recipe actually hits the spot then by all means let me know!
Happy Monday peeps.