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Chef Ray: HFG Chocolate Brownie

This is a great, tasty treat. The apple puree provides a different take on what is often a decadent food item.

From: King, Bronwen (Apr 2010)  in: Healthy Food Guide

Serves: 16

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple purée or sauce
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (70g) walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F) and lightly spray or oil a 20x20cm baking dish with oil.
  2. Place apple purée in a medium-sized bowl. Sift in cocoa, flour and baking soda. Add sugar and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix as this will toughen the brownies. Gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the centre feels set and fudgy when a skewer is inserted.
  3. Cool in dish for 5-10 minutes before turning out. Cool completely before slicing into squares. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving if preferred.

I served it for a Christmas Dinner at my brother and sister-in-law’s place with fresh strawberries and a scoop of Appleby Farms Vanilla Ice-Cream.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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