30th October 2011
My final blog for Vegan Mofo and I thought I would end with the ultimate vegan recipe book – the internet. If you are after inspiration or a specific recipe the internet has in my experience never let me down (although many hours of my life may have been lost surfing for it!). After all it would be rude not to make use of all those other vegans out there pottering around in their kitchen perfecting veganised versions of everything you can imagine. The very fact that something like Vegan Mofo is possible and has so many contributers is not only a wonderful thing, but testament to the fact that being vegan has never been so easy.
So here I present a recipe for a triple layer brownie combining two recipes from the internet. First you need to have a favourite brownie recipe, everyone has one right? I am of the camp that likes their brownies fudgy and after trying out many recipes here is my ultimate brownie recipe (that is the actual phrase I Googled to find it :)).
Then I happened to come across a recipe for a triple layer brownie – what’s not to like??!
Triple layer brownie (adapted from this Pampered Chef recipe)
For the oat layer:
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup soft brown sugar (you can use granulated but the oat layer may be ‘crunchy’ but I quite like this).
- 1/3 cup plain flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup melted ‘margarine’
For the brownie:
- Your favourite brownie recipe
For the topping:
- 3/4 cup chocolate (I find plain dark too bitter for this and use Plamil no added sugar dairy free chocolate), melted
- Preheat oven to 180ºC.
- Combine dry ingredients for the oat layer, add the butter then press flat into a baking pan (I use a 18 inch square silcone pan) and bake for 18 mins.
- Prepare your brownie mix, and once the oat layer is done spoon the mixture over the top (in the same pan!) and bake as required.
- Once the brownies are cooled you can top with the melted chocolate.
- Wait for the top layer of chocolate to set before slicing.