Sometimes I try to ignore my cravings for something sweet, especially if it is baked and chocolate flavored! Over the weekend my cravings for got the better of me so I pulled out my Fat Witch Brownies cookbook and it fell open to page 67. I’ve never made this recipe before, so maybe it was meant to be, or maybe it was the “witch.” Ha!Ha!
The “Intense Chocolate Brownies” were as the name implies, intense with the flavor of chocolate! Of course they can’t be bad for you because the recipe uses unsalted butter, unbleached flour (please don’t buy bleached flour – it really is not good for you), 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, just the right amount of sugar. Since these brownies are homemade they contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients, just lots of love.
Now, I didn’t have bittersweet chocolate on hand, but I did have some organic cocoa (purchased from Thrive Market) so with a little on-line research on making substitutions, I was ready to bake! It really doesn’t take long to make brownies from scratch, and the recipes from Fat Witch are pretty straight forward and uncomplicated (unlike others I have tried). Best of all I didn’t have to use my mixer, so clean-up was easier!
Even though I didn’t follow the recipe exactly – using cocoa powder and half whole wheat and half unbleached flour – the end result was delicious! The brownies were moist, with a rich chocolate flavor and just slightly crumbly. Since there are only two humans in my household, and I’m the big brownie eater, I am still enjoying these treats. Being the caring parent of two cats, I don’t let them eat chocolate even when they start begging for a taste!
If you have any leftovers after making some, just make sure to store in an air tight container.
I’ve never been disappointed with any of the recipes that I’ve made from my Fat Witch Brownies cookbook. As a tea lover, I even tried the Earl Grey Brownies, which were delightfully different.
Hope you will try your hand at making homemade treats. If you like chocolate, Fat Witch has some free recipes available on their website, or if you live in New York City, you can stop by the shop and buy some freshly made goodies.
Happy baking & eating 🙂