Thursday, 26 September 2013

Gooey raspberry brownies

I'm slightly addicted to the Great British Bake Off, and now that there's an Irish Bake Off too... I've got baking on the brain. I even rescheduled my training session in the gym to make sure I'm home in time to watch it... that's dedication! In fairness, that's dedication to both training and cake... I don't like to neglect the important things in life :)

I had an hour to kill this afternoon, and decided to bake brownies...a girl can never have too many brownie recipes after all... In my book, brownies are supposed to be fudgey rather than cakey, and have slightly chewy edge (that's why you always, always go for a brownie cut from the corner of the tin..they're the best!) These brownies are all that, and more... they're rich, chocolatey and best of all, they're grain, dairy and refined sugar free.. 

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (you can replace this with 1 1/2 tbsp almond flour)
  • 75g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g walnuts, chopped coarsely
  • 50g fresh raspberries
Raspberry jam: 
  • 50g fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
Preheat oven to 160d. Line an 8x8" square cake tin with greaseproof paper. 
Start by making raspberry jam. Simple add raspberries and apple sauce to a saucepan and cook until you have thick raspberry purée. Set aside to cool. 

Whisk liquid brownie ingredients in a large bowl. 
Add in dry ingredients, mix well. 
Next add walnuts and raspberries.

Stir until combined. 

Pour brownie mixture into lined tin. 
Finally drizzle raspberry 'jam' over the brownies and swirl into the mixture with a skewer. 

Bake in preheated oven until just set (approx 15 minutes). Since ovens vary, I suggest you keep an eye on them to make sure they don't over-bake. 

You'll get 12 brownies from this recipe, and since they freeze well, you have no excuse for eating them all!!

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