Doesn’t time fly? I have realised that since the beginning of August I have posted only six times – oops! Sorry readers. I have lots of photos ready but just haven’t done any writing. Well now that I am on holiday for two weeks I have less of an excuse not to write.
I did make a brownie recipe a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to add one of the ingredients therefore I didn’t think it would be fair to compare it. However I am very excited as it may have led to the most amazing vegan cookie recipe ever! Watch this space!
This ‘Rich, Fudgy, Vegan Brownies’ recipe comes ‘pollen’ from food.com. It tempted me because it said it was going to be fudgy and it had lots of coffee in it (do like a bit of coffee in brownies).
However, sorry to say, I was a little disappointed. They just didn’t have the depth of flavour required. They turned out very well, with a really good cakey texture, with a bit of fudgy-ness but they were a bit bland I found. I definitely need to consider coffee in my perfect recipe as an added flavour profile, but now I’m convinced more than ever that the recipe needs to have real chocolate and not just cocoa powder. I’m also tempted (Christmas list hint) to get some really good quality cocoa powder and investigate the impact that that has on the flavour.
I’m eager now to find something awesome that will blow my socks off! I’m thinking I might make something with some more complex ingredients…
Here’s my verdict for these:
So the verdict:
- Cakiness: 10
- Gooiness: 6
- Crispy top: 3
- Chocolateyness: 5
- Sweetness: 7.5
- Ease of making: 8
- Ingredient complexity: 9
- Overall taste: 6
And some others you should try:
Interested in the others I’ve made so far for comparison? Click on these links!
- Vegan Richa
- Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson (sorry not vegan, but read why I made them)
- Jamie Oliver
- Kris Holechek – the best one so far me thinks
- Ms Cupcake
And finally it was our four year anniversary this week, so we went for a walk around Balmedie and the sand dunes. It was a very foggy day.
Ta ta for now,