I am relaxing with my first two days of school out of the way. But with a full load of classes, I am stressed. (This semester, I have Chem Honors, Drawing (for 1 quarter then intermediate ceramics for another quarter), Biology Honors, US history AP, and Spanish 3. Next semester, I have English 2 Honors, Algerbra 2 Honors, Gym (yay!), and history and spanish three go all year. When I am feeling stressed, I bake. So I decided to break out the trusty brownie recipe.
2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup oil (I use canola oil)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup vegan chocolate (recemended but not required)
Boil water and 1/2 cup of the flour over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a thin gluey paste. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Mix vegan sugarand brown sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa and oil. Then add the flour-water mixture. Mix well. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder and the chocolate chips, if you choose to add those.
Spread mixture into a greased 11 x 7 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean.
Store in the fridge for longer brownie life.