I was originally going to make something more original today and post the recipe, but when I saw this recipe in Tanya Burr’s book Love, Tanya I knew I wanted to try out these brownies. I obviously won’t post the recipe seeing as it’s not mine, so I’ve decided to do something slightly different and review her recipe.
The recipe itself is fairly foolproof – my brother, who is not the greatest cook, was helping me and we still managed to do a good job. I was afraid that they wouldn’t cook solidly enough, but I was happy with them in that respect – the texture was just gooey enough while still being solid. The taste is divine, but slightly too sweet and rich. If I were making them again I’d put in slightly less sugar than the recipe says because they’re so sweet! Also, the recipe says to use coconut sugar, which is really expensive here so I used brown sugar instead, which may have made them sweeter than intended.
I thought the ingredients used for this brownie were interesting – I’ve never seen coconut oil or avocado used in a brownie before! The avocado didn’t really add any taste but made the texture creamier, while the coconut added an extra flavour that made them taste that bit nicer. It also allowed butter to be left out, which gave the added bonus of making them (a bit) healthier too!
Although these are definitely a once-off treat, they taste so good that everyone should make them when they’re looking for something nice! They taste so good served on their own, with fruit and cream, yoghurt or with ice cream. They are more expensive than other brownie recipes, but the taste makes it worth the difference.