Sunday, October 24, 2010

So I'm a chocaholic =)

Melissa's Brownies

This makes a very heavy/dense brownie chock full of protein, omegas, high lignans, and fiber.


2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon, melted
2/3 cup honey or agave (adjust according to your taste)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup  cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I usually just use the whole bag =) )
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not the 1 minute kind)
1 brick silky or extra firm tofu (pour juice off, let tofu sit on paper towels while preparing batter then dice up for easier mixing)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 tbsp grapeola (grapeseed oil)
1/2 tbsp flaxseed oil


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flours and baking powder.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/4 pound of butter, honey, and oils until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and tofu along with the wheat germ and ground flaxseed and blend well.

4. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa with the melted butter and the milk. Pour into the honey mixture, blending well. Whisk in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into bars.

I'm going as a witch for Halloween this year, same as last year, with a more modern twist.  the much lighter hair is throwing me because I had a much darker look in mind, kind of like the witch from that old television story The Trouble With Miss Switch (aka Miss Switch is a Witch)I'll post some pics of me in my outfit while I'm learning to make my 'look' match what I have in my mind's eye and then the final product on Saturday. Wohoo!

I'm painting faces on Saturday at KMart in Athens from 1-4 if you want to come by and bring your little ones for a little 'magic transformation) Hehe, my magic wand is a paint brush.

I'm not the best face painter but I love doing it and the kids dont' care if it's perfect or not..

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