Thursday, November 20, 2008

Double Chocolate Brownies

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup low fat evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Set oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan.
2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Whisk together vegetable oil, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
4. Meanwhile, in sauce pan heat milk and chocolate chips until all the chips have melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Slowly add to sugar mixture while whisking.
5. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and whisk until just combine. Fold in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Pour batter into baking dish and bake in a 325 degree oven for 30 minutes. At this point, an inserted toothpick will probably not come out clean but this does not mean that the brownies are not cooked. Set on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then cut into cubes.


This recipe is from my blog Healthy and Gourmet ( and is in response to your request from foodbuzz for recipes with chocolate. I focus on creating recipes that look and taste absolutely decadent but which are made with an emphasis on healthy and wholesome ingredients. I try to avoid using unhealthy fats as much as possible. Most of my recipes are my own creations but some are my healthy versions of traditional American/European and other ethnic dishes.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


eli said...

hey try these brownies,

* 1/2 cup rice flour
* 1/2 cup plain flour
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/3 cup cocoa powder
* 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
* 2 eggs
* 150 grams butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 4cm-deep, 20cm x 30cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.
Sift flours, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl. Add sugar. Stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs and melted butter to flour mixture.
Using a metal spoon, mix until just smooth.
Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with crumbs clinging.
Remove from oven.
4) Allow to cool in pan. Lift from pan. Cut into squares.

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Auntie Kat Kat said...

OOH this looks fabulous I ma going to have to try and make this.