Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Back in Business ... I Think ...
Looks like I'm back in business here. The connectivity gods have favored me today ... though for how long, who knows? I'll try and make the best of it while it lasts.
I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you about my brownie experience over the weekend. Last Friday I linked you to Altered Plates' recipe for Moore Beany Brownies and set off on my search for carob powder and Teeccino. Happily, I found both at Whole Foods - a.k.a. "Whole Paycheck." Yes, I paid dearly for them, but the results were worth it. I made Deb's version of the brownies on Friday night and they are spectacular!
Now, I know some of you will read the recipe and think I'm crazy for making brownies with beans ... and you might be right ... but I'm telling you that they are truly delicious. I substituted Ghirardelli's Bittersweet Chips for the carob chips, but other than that I followed her recipe exactly. Let me tell you, these brownies will not last long here in Divaworld. They are moist, dense and so rich in chocolate-y goodness! Even the husband can't get enough of them. If he hadn't seen me making them, I would not have let on about the beans ... and he'd have been none the wiser. This recipe is a keeper and I recommend it to all.
The other nice thing about the brownies is that they are SB friendly: there's no flour or sugar needed, I used agave nectar, and they can be counted as a "sweet treat" ... just don't over indulge.
I'll be putting on my baker's apron again today. Last night I finally picked up a copy of the much recommended Ellie Krieger's "The Food You Crave" and I can't wait to start exploring it. I'm attending a little soirée tomorrow night and need to bring a dessert. I'm torn between Ellie's triple chocolate cookies or the carrot cake cupcakes ... both with whole wheat flour. Stay tuned.
Whatever I bake today will likely not be 100% SB approved, but I'm bringing the dish to a party and I'll only have a little bite. Who knows, I may not even let on that my dessert offering is a healthy one. It will just be our little secret. ~wink~
So, what's your favorite thing to bake?