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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Guilt-Free Healthier Brownies


I think if someone were to ask me what my favourite desserts were, brownies would be one of them.

Now, if someone were to ask me what my one favourite dessert is, I think I would overheat and then combust - the thought of deciding between Chocolate Mousse, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, and Ginger Molasses Cookies is just too much!

I’ve already posted one of my favourite recipes for “Delish” Brownies on the blog, but today I’m bringing you another favourite - “Guilt-Free” Healthier Brownies. (‘Guilt-free’ is in quotations because, well, it’s a brownie, how healthy can it be?) These might be one of the best brownies I’ve ever had. The prune puree keeps them moist and extremely fudgy.

I will admit that when I first found this recipe on Martha Stewart’s website I was a little skeptical “Prune puree? Excuse me while I vomit.” but then I tried it - you wouldn’t even know it’s in there!

Let me know which brownie you prefer, for me, I love these “healthier” ones. They are so rich and fudgy, you’d never know (or taste!) the prune puree in here.

Guilt-Free Brownies
Recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart’s Guilt Free Brownies

Ingredients

4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, plus 1 egg white
1/3 cup prune puree
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 -1/4 cup water

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with foil. Leaving some overhang on the sides.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter together in a medium heatproof bowl.

Immediately after melted, whisk in sugar, egg, egg white, prune puree and vanilla extract and salt. Whisking until smooth.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour and cocoa. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

If the batter seems too dry add in 1/8 cup of water. Whisk together. If it still seems too dry after the first addition of water, add in another 1/8 cup of water.

Pour mixture in prepared baking dish. Bake until the top is firm and a toothpick inserted into the middle will come out with a few moist crumbs. This should take about 28-30 minutes.

Enjoy these brownies, you won't even feel too bad about finishing them all in three days!

- Lou


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2 Comments:

At April 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM , Anonymous Emily said...

So... where does one find or how does one make prune puree? I'm intrigued.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Louberry said...

@Emily - It's pretty simple, I'm going to do a post on it on Friday. But basically all you need is 1 cup of dried prunes and 6 tbsp of water and then process in a food processor.

 

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