The best brownies I’ve ever eaten
I’ve only ever made brownies out of a box and they were always non-vegan. This is the first time I’ve ever made brownies from scratch and they turned out so much better than I expected! Everyone loved them. They were the perfect amount of light and moist. I’ve been dreaming about them ever since the last crumb left the plate. They were so easy to make, too!
My brother, Robert, found a vegan recipe on Urbanite and asked that I make them. I love to bake and I’d been wanting to make vegan brownies for a while now so I gave them a try. I’m so glad I did! All you do is add the dry ingredients, mix, add the wet ingredients, mix, pour into a pan, bake, and eat! I wanted to make them as tasty as possible so I topped it with a chocolate “mousse” that I had bookmarked for a while from Cafe Fernando.
I had to double the recipe to make enough and the next time I think I’ll actually triple it. The original recipe calls for nuts and chocolate chips which I optioned out this time around because I was worried they wouldn’t turn out. Looks like there was nothing to worry about. I’ve posted the recipe for the way I made the brownies below.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups rice milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and mix. Add the oil, rice milk, and lemon juice and mix again. When everything has blended completely, pour into your greased (I used olive oil to coat the bottom) baking pan (my pan was 9.5x13in), and bake at 350°F/180°C for 20-25 minutes. Check the center with a skewer; when it comes out clean, your brownies are ready. Let them cool for about 10 minutes and they’re ready to eat!
For the topping, mine didn’t quite turn out and I ended up having to refrigerate the mixture for a few hours. Next time I’ll use my go-to simple recipe or re-attempt the delicious looking Cafe Fernando recipe. For my simple chocolate mousse, melt a dark chocolate bar in a small pan on the stove. If there’s no added sugar in the bar then add a spoon or two of sugar, otherwise definitely do not add any more sugar or it’ll be way too sweet! Add a bit of rice milk. When the mixture has thickened and looks a bit like pudding, let it cool. Refrigerate and it’ll be ready in about five hours or so. I’ll have to make an actual recipe for this chocolate topping soon!
Maybe it was a bad idea putting these brownie photos on here… Now every time I look at my blog I’ll want some! These may have to be in the plan to make in the next couple of days. If you make them, I hope they turn out just as tasty for you as they did for me. Enjoy!