I had made brownies for my friend for her birthday the previous week, and so I had left over eggs. I dislike eggs a lot and didn’t want to eat them, so I offered them to my house, but only 1 was eaten. So I was like: FINE I’LL BAKE. It was also a Saturday, and all my friends were going out but I still had exams so I was left relatively at a loose end. So, I thought, it’s either watch the Killing for the next 3 hours or bake.
THEN I watched the Killing.
Yeah they were BANG. Soooo good. Olive oil made absolutely no difference. So basically all these years, people have been using butter (in my mum’s case, A WHOLE PACK) to make these brownies, whilst they could be using something that’s a lot healthier.
They were just great.
-1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
-1/2 cup olive oil (250 ml)
-3/4 cup of cocoa powder
-1 cup of flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp vanilla essence
-3 Maryland cookies (optional) (they were on discount)
-Preheat the oven to 180 c, and line a baking dish with greaseproof paper or tin foil (if using foil, grease first).
-In a food processor or in a mixing bowl, mix/process together the eggs and sugar.
-Once well combined, add the oil and continue combining the mixture.
-Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix. If it seems very sticky, add some more milk.
-Spread into a baking dish and crumble the cookies on top, if using.
-Put in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the brownies feel firm on top but still a tiny bit of softness. Check they’re done by prodding a knife in it, making sure it comes out clean.