Over the summer holidays, my cousin gave me a recipe for a low fat chocolate brownie made with mayonnaise – I know, sounds disgusting but hear me out! They are one of the best brownies i’ve ever had, crispy on top and squidgy in the middle, so I thought i’d have a go at making a blondie version. The only problem – as you’ll see in the pics – is I baked mine when cooking the children’s tea so it was forgotten and came out as more of a cakie than a brownie but, nevermind, it still tastes good!
Ingrediants: 100g white chocolate, 100g plain flour, 125 g soft brown sugar, 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 100g mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon warm water, 125g blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 180 c and line a brownie tin with baking paper – if your lucky enough to have one, I just use a square baking dish! Melt 50g of the chocolate in a bowl balanced over a pan of hot water and chop the remaining chocolate into chunks. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a different bowl.
2. When the chocolate is melted, beat in the sugar
and vanilla extract followed by the egg, buttermilk and finally the tablespoon of water – not pretty I know!
3. Pour this mixture over the flour and fold in until just combined. Fold in the chopped chocolate and blueberries and pour into the pre-prepared tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes – when a skewer is inserted, it should come out with crumbs clinging to it
4. leave in the tin to cool and when cold, cut into 12 bars
Nice served warm with a blob of ice cream but these are going to be put cold into my sons lunch box for school – though obviously not all at once!!