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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Vegan Brownies

Over the (pretty rainy) bank holiday weekend my sisters came down to visit and with lots of chocolate loving vegetarians and vegans in the house what else is there to do but bake mounds of gooey chocolate and raspberry loveliness? Nothing. 'Twas the only option. 
If you are also in the mood for chocolate (who isn't?), then follow the recipe below... 



GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS



INGREDIENTS...

  • Sunflower oil/Soya spread for greasing
  • 5 Tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 200g of dark chocolate (dairy-free / 70% + cocoa)
  • 1/2 - 1 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder (the more cocoa powder you add the richer your brownies will be)
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 180g golden caster sugar
  • 230ml unsweetened soya milk
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1 1/2 packets of fresh raspberries
  • Chopped pecans to garnish (optional)
  • Freeze-dried raspberries to garnish (optional)




NOW, LET'S BAKE...



1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a square/rectangular baking tin with a little sunflower oil or soya spread. Then line with greaseproof paper.


2. Break 150g of the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of boiling water. Simmer and allow the chocolate to melt.






3. Meanwhile, sieve the self-raising flour and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and a pinch of sea salt and stir together. Halve the vanilla pods lengthways, scrape out the seeds and add to the mixing bowl.







4. Next, stir in the oil, soya milk and finally the melted chocolate until the mixture is combined.




5. Add the rest of the chopped chocolate and as many chopped raspberries as you like and mix together until evenly dispersed.




6. Pour the mixture into your greased and lined baking tray and spread out evenly. 




7. OPTIONAL: Chop some pecans or freeze-dried raspberries and sprinkle over the mixture for some extra crunch. As you can see below, I only sprinkled the pecans over half of my brownie mix as some people in my family don't like nuts.




8. Sprinkle over with some sea salt and then place the tray into the hot oven for 20-25 minutes or until the brownies are cooked on the outside but still gooey in the middle. Leave to cool for as long as you like and then enjoy!







2 comments:

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    1. Thanks Emma! :) They are quite yummy haha - just made them again! Can't wait to check out your blog -looks perfect for me! :) xx

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