Saturday, February 9, 2008

Brownies (Without Shortening)

BROWNIES (Without Shortening)
Makes 24 servings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x13 baking pan.

3/4 cup cocoa powder (60 grams)
1 cup all natural applesauce (unsweetened)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour (I used flour w/baking powder in it)
1 tsp. baking powder (omit if using flour mentioned above)
1 tsp. salt

Mix cocoa with applesauce
Add sugar
Add eggs
Add vanilla
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking power (if used), salt.
Add flour mixture to batter.

Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-30 minutes, or until center is cakey and brownies start to pull away from the sides.

Note: I first made this recipe with 2/3 cup + 1/4 cup shortening instead of the applesauce. Sporting nearly 175 calories a piece and a so-so taste, I went back to the kitchen to try the recipe as shown above. Now perfectly sane in calories. The applesauce version tastes better too!

Credits: Recipe, before revision, is from my company's cookbook's entry "Chewy, Moist Brownies", submitter's name withheld.

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