Friday, April 07, 2006
Attention Chocoholics, I MADE BROWNIES...
I don't normally use these easy pouch mixes because they have trans fats and a lot of foreign ingredients, BUT, last night I did. My mom bought it and gave it to me just for the heck of it. I asked her why and she said I don't know, I guess because they're easy and cheap.
She's right. They are cheap considering all the ingredients you would have to buy to make homemade brownies. The cocoa, sugar, flour, vanilla, etc.
And they are easy. All you need to do is add 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of water, and 1/4 cup of oil. I actually felt guilty making them because they are too easy.
Of course, I changed the recipe as always to suit my taste. (I think it's a control thing). I added 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of the oil to reduce the fat. Although I did add 1 tablespoon of oil, just for texture. I also added peanut butter chips. I know, THE FAT, but it's ok if they add more flavor and texture. I don't hate all fat, just the unnecessary ones.
They turned out pretty good for a pouch mix. However, if I really need a chocolately brownie fix I would make the ultimate recipe-ONE BOWL BROWNIES. The recipe is on the BAKERS CHOCOLATE BOX. If you are a chocoholic, you would flip over these brownies.