So a very popular blogger recently posted about her "new favorite brownies in the world." Seriously the "very best brownies ever" and even her husband raved that they're the "best brownies of all time."
Since she usually has excellent taste, I believed her and decided to try it.
But I am skeptical.
So. The ingredients. There are two.
First. BLACK BEANS. Yes, you read right.
Rinse and drain them, then add a cup of water and puree.
(Don't put in the bananas.)
The second ingredient: brownie mix.
(I actually had to go out and buy a brownie mix to make these. I had mucho faith in this blog.)
So they smelled heavenly and the batter was awesome. Very tasty. I didn't detect a drop of the (truly vomit-producing) bean slop. They looked good too - nice and fudgy.
But the taste?
LIKE EXTREMELY CHEWY DIET BROWNIES.
If you're going to have a brownie, folks, HAVE A BROWNIE.
I like Betty Crocker's recipe. And I never reduce the butter.
Melt and cool five minutes:
2/3 cup butter
5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
Separately, beat for five minutes:
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Beat in the chocolate mixture, then add 1 cup of flour just until blended. Add 1 cup of walnuts if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
No regrets. Only happy tastebuds.