There’s something so comforting about brownies. To me, they have always seemed like the perfect chocolate moment, because unlike every other chocolate cake, they have to be perfect. They have to have the perfect crust, the perfect moisture inside, the perfect firmness, the perfect softness and of course, most importantly, the perfect chocolate taste. Brownies just have to be perfect. And when they are, they are like a hug. You know that someone has made an effort, and that someone has perfected something for you.
And then, when someone has achieved that perfect brownie for you, they can do anything with them. Tear them apart and crumble over vanilla or coffee ice cream, serve as they are or with a salted caramel sauce, turn them into brownie cookies or decide that they would look even more beautiful if baked in separate little cast iron skillets. I am that someone today. & this is your hug.
- 140 grams of almond flour
- 100 grams of whole spelt flour
- 50 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 80 grams of vegan butter/margarine
- 275 grams of raw cane sugar
- 100 grams of dark chocolate
- 1 deciliter of almond milk
- 1,5 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 175C (350F). / Grind the chia seeds into a meal in a mini chopper or coffee grinder. Whisk with almond milk. / Sift almond flour, whole spelt flour, cocoa powder, vanilla bean powder, baking soda & sea salt into a mixing bowl and stir. / Chop the chocolate into chunks and melt 60 grams of the 100 grams of chocolate with the butter in a microwave. Stir until smooth. Add the almond milk & chia mixture and the cane sugar. Whisk, whisk, whisk. / Combine the dry and wet ingredients and add in the remaining 40 grams of chocolate. / Butter your 10 cm (4 inch) cast iron skillets and fill them with the brownie batter 2/3 of the way or bake in a standard baking pan. / Bake for 20 minutes (25 if using standard baking pan). / Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and let cool completely before attempting to eat/slice/serve/inhale. / Enjoy!
This recipe is very much inspired by Oh She Glows.