Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Get Out Your Mixing Bowls

Here they are: the brownies I mentioned in this week's menu. You will eat these and think, "You have got to be kidding me...there is no way these are healthy."

The ingredients are simple:

Some applesauce, sugar, and vanilla.

Whole wheat flour.
Really. No joke.

Cocoa powder, of course.

A bit of baking soda,
baking powder, and salt.

My sous-chef did the mixing.

Spread the batter evenly.

Sous-chef is serious about his work.
He doubles as quality control.

While the treats bake,
choose a pretty platter.
This one will do.

When cool, cut and stack neatly.

It's OK. You can eat one now.

Or two.

Remember...these are good for you.

"You've Got To Be Kidding Me" Brownies
1 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350*

Mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla.

Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Pour batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish.

Bake 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted cleanly in the middle.