It’s been a couple of weeks since I made my last brownie recipe for my quest. Today’s recipe is brought to you by BBC good food in the form of these ‘Vegan Cherry and Almond Brownies.’ I thought I would stray temporarily from the traditional and try this recipe to see what it could offer.
I used a slightly larger tray than specified in the recipe so these turned out a little thinner than usual although were still thick enough. Just drop the cooking time a little if you use a larger tray. I also didn’t have golden caster sugar so used 50/50 caster and light brown instead.
We found these really crumbly. Looking at the photo on the good food website they looked a lot more solid so not sure why there is such a big difference. They were also pretty sweet which dominated the chocolate flavour but texture was almost spot on. The cherries didn’t really add anything though.
- Cakiness: 7.5 (but far too crumbly, could be the almonds perhaps?)
- Gooiness: 8
- Crispy top: 9
- Chocolateyness: 7
- Sweetness: 7
- Ease of making: 8
- Ingredient complexity: 8
- Overall taste: 7.5
To make them better I think omitting the cherries and reducing the sugar will prove beneficial. However the crumbliness is a major problem! Other commenters on the website seem to have noted this too so it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I wouldn’t say that they are overcooked as the texture itself was pretty good which was probably helped by the almonds. Dropping the amount of these may help.