Saturday, December 12, 2009

Freedom Brownies

These amazing brownies are vegan and gluten free! Yes, you can laugh! My super complicated eating habits are also making me laugh at myself, never gets boring over in the baking fairyland... Yesterday, I went over to lunch to a new friend's house and I could not help but laugh to hear "I didn't know if you eat olive oil, so I didn't dress the salad";...come onnnnn, i am not that picky:) Nowadays, I am vegan, gluten free, off coffee, struggling with wine and honoring chocolate daily.

Here is the recipe for super gooey brownies with brown rice flour. Try it at home, almost impossible to mess this up, except for melting the chocolate...That has always been a fingers crossing, praying for the angels, wishing for the best, or "throwing some salt for good luck" action for me, but hey it works:))) Seriously, melting chocolate is a delicate task, and should't be taken lightly. Best way is to use a double boiler. Heat water, put a pan over the water and watch the chocolate melt patiently. Also, very important is to cut the chocolate in small equal chunks. Really delicious, such as life:) Besito!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Oil an 8 inch square baking pan and set aside.

1 cup (175 g) nondairy semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1/2 cup (128 g) sweet potato purée
2 tablespoons (30 ml) canola oil
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (90 ml) soy milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (60 g) raw brown sugar
1/3 cup (53 g) brown rice flour
2 tablespoons (10 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

In a large bowl, combine melted chips, sweet potato, oil, soy milk, and vanilla.
In another bowl, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder.
Fold dry ingredients into wet, being careful not to over mix.
Place and level batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 26 minutes.
Let cool in pan, on a wire rack. Let cool completely in fridge before

Makes 8 brownies.


Ozhan said...

These days, I am also obsessed with brownies. Mine are not vegan, but with an added oranges, they just taste like orange chocolates! I highly suggest trying to add oranges to your recipe.
Greetings from the Kitchen of Oz

Baking Fairy said...

Ozhan, seriously try this recipe. It is super easy and I am not a big fan of orange chocolate. I love coconut chocolate and mint chocolate combinations the most.

Nihan said...

Ah Özlem, taa ki raw brown sugar'ı görene kadar hemen denemem lazım diyordum. Yok ki bu ülkede raw brown sugar. Nasıl tatlandırabilirim ben bu tarifi başka, zaten brown rice flour'ı da dakikalarca ellerim acıyana kadar kendim food precessor'da yapıyorum. Hurma olur mu acaba? Suda bekletip yumuşatsam ama texture'ı çok değişir di mi o zaman tarifin. Özlem sana soracağım çok soru var, hadi gel de bana özel workshop yapalım. Bu arada 2 haftadır vegan besleniyorum arkadaşım. Kendimi hiç daha iyi hissetmemiştim.