‘Perfect Vegan Brownies’ by Fried Dandelions

What a great idea to use the leftovers from one vegan brownie recipe or this one  for another! This is the first time I have used aquafaba (essentially bean-juice-water) in a recipe. I was rather skeptical. Another vegan-in-training tried making meringues with it and lets just say it was a bit of a disaster! Anyway, not to be deterred I thought I would have a go at this ‘Perfect Vegan Brownies’ recipe by another dandelion, Fried Dandelions!

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Dual purpose tin of beans!

I was actually surprised at how frothy the aquafaba went when it was whisked up. These brownies had an excellent texture and the cinnamon is a nice touch. However there is too much coffee in them. Either that or my half quantity of espresso powder was still a little too over powering…I also dropped the amount of chocolate chips – about 1/3 to 1/2 cup is plenty and halved the vanilla. I think in future I would also be tempted to drop the sugar a little as they are on the sweeter side.

Still a very good recipe overall..

Here’s a photo of how many bubbles appear when you whisk the aquafaba:

It's surprising how many bubbles you get when you whisk up aquafaba in a brownie recipe
It’s surprising how many bubbles you get when you whisk up aquafaba in a brownie recipe

I would definitely consider using aquafaba in future vegan brownie recipes.

The verdict:

  1. Cakiness: 9
  2. Gooiness: 7
  3. Crispy top: 6
  4. Chocolateyness: 7
  5. Sweetness: 7
  6. Ease of making: 8
  7. Ingredient complexity: 7
  8. Overall taste: 8

One to consider if you fancy having a go at baking over the next few days.

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