As promised, here is a Brownies recipe. It is adapted from Kirbie Cravings, and it is one of many dessert recipes that use Nutella as a main ingredient. I was first introduced to Nutella chocolate spread in Italy, way before it crossed the ocean and took America by storm. You should’ve heard my son, a six-year-old, walking around Rome, begging for it on every corner! There is nothing yummier than Nutella, granted, but – it is dairy! Are you ready to monitor your kids’ time that elapsed since that hot dog they had grabbed at school? Now, Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting is Pareve, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly.
I also prefer to use white organic whole wheat flour instead of regular all-purpose flour most recipes call for. It adds more texture and more fiber. A teaspoon of sugar, as everybody knows, makes the medicine goes down, and a teaspoon of rum makes a dessert taste rich, even though there are only two eggs and no additional fat, other than what’s in the frosting. A pinch of baking powder will make your brownies fluffier, like a cake.
If you like, you can add some chopped walnuts, or any other nuts of your choice. I have a little cute cupcake baking machine that I also use to bake muffins and brownies. It takes about 7 – 8 minutes to bake a batch of 7, but if you don’t want to patchke, just oil an 8 x 8 baking pan and stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes.
A word of warning: those cute little baking machines get pretty hot, even though they look like toys rather than real kitchen appliances. Don’t let little hands near them!
Remember my Rule #2, The more chocolate, the better? I just put a little pat of that same frosting on top of each brownie and plopped a blueberry on it. I hear what you are saying – yes, raspberries would be better, but I am fresh out of raspberries. So there!
- 1 1/4 cup (12 oz, a European cup) of pareve Chocolate Fudge frosting
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon of rum
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda cut with a splash of vinegar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts (optional)
- Lightly whip eggs with whisk.
- Add frosting, flour, rum, nuts. Mix.
- Add baking powder and mix well until smooth.
- Bake at 350 F in an oiled 8 x 8 pan for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry. Be careful not to overbake, as brownies tend to harden when cooling.
- Cool in pan before cutting. Makes about 10 – 12 servings.