We’re keeping the #Veganuary train running with this truly necessary comfort food recipe – BROWNIES!
Quick, easy and delicious brownies from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegan
From Rose: ‘These brownies are the result of my many attempts at making ‘the perfect vegan brownie’. For me, it’s perfect just as it is, but if you want it even more ‘fudgy’ you can simply double the amount of chocolate and bake the brownies for a few minutes longer. Either way, they are quite delicate when they first come out of the oven, but they soon firm up. In fact, they are even more delicious the next day and keep well… if they are allowed to. I hope you will enjoy them.’
100g (3½oz) plain (semisweet) vegan chocolate
100g (3½oz/scant ½ cup) vegan spread
125g (4½oz/scant ⅔ cup) soft brown sugar
4 tbsp soy or other plant-based milk
1 tsp cider vinegar or wine vinegar (red or white)
75g (2¾oz/generous ½ cup) self-raising (self-rising) flour
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F/gas mark 4.
2 Line the base and sides of a 20cm (8in) square baking tin (pan) with 2 strips of good-quality non-stick baking paper (so that the bottom has a double layer of paper).
3 Break the vegan chocolate into pieces and put them into a saucepan along with the vegan butter and sugar. Heat gently until melted, then remove from the heat.
4 Meanwhile, mix the milk with the vinegar in a bowl and set aside to curdle.
5 Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) into the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Add the curdled milk and mix quickly with a wooden spoon until combined, then thump the pan on the work surface to get rid of any air bubbles. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it to the edges, then thump the tin sharply on the surface once again.
6 Bake for about 20 minutes until firm.
7 Let cool, then cut into pieces in the tin. The brownies become firmer and fudgier as they cool. They keep well stored in a tin.
Happy #Veganuary baking everyone! These brownies hit the spot every time, forgoing meat shouldn’t mean you forgo your favourite foods – especially in a time when everyone deserves some comfort food ❤️