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Tuesday 27 June 2017
Vegan brownies with optional dulce de leche swirl
choc chip cookies. The remainder has sat in the fridge for a few weeks. I simmered the condensed milk for 10-15 minutes and it got so chewy that I had to warm it up to actually spread it on the brownies. But in the edge result it just added a small amount of chewiness and sweetness to the top of the brownies. I had meant to salt it but forgot.
Faye for the generous donation to my baking adventures.)
I am sending these to Jibber Jabber for Love Cake and Tin and Thyme for We Should Cocoa.
More chocolate vegan baking on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Chocolate blackberry cupcakes (v)
Chocolate cupcakes (v)
Chocolate (layer) cake (v)
Chocolate tahini cookies (v)
Coconut and chocolate chunk cake (v)
Flourless almond butter choc chip cookies (gf, v)
Kale cheesecake surprise choc mint cupcakes (v)
Lamingtons with a touch of quince (v)
Zucchini brownie with smoked walnuts (v)
Adapted from Pollen on food.com
2 cups plain white flour, divided
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup coconut condensed milk (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 C and grease and line a 28 x 18 cm (11 x 7 inch) slice tin.
Cook 1 cup water and 1/2 cup flour over low heat until you have a gluey paste that holds its shape. Stir in sugars, salt, cocoa and oil to make a glossy mixture. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cup flour and baking powder, then chocolate chips (if using). Tip into prepared tin and press out to fill tin evenly. I used my hands to smooth some of it down.
If you wish to use some dulce de leche - I slowly cooked some coconut condensed milk for about 5-10 minutes. Mine was setting to toffee rather than a sauce so I think let it darken but it does not need to coat the spoon too much. Dollop over unbaked brownie and swirl a little with knife and then smooth down as much as possible. (Maybe some salt in the dulce de leche would work.)
Bake for 25 minutes. a skewer should come out cleanly when inserted in the middle but I looked more at the top being drier and the edges feeling cooked and the middle a little softer but not uncooked. Cool in tray and then cut into small squares.
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