Sunday, September 10, 2006

I am still here!

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.


Anonymous said...

Wow - sounds like you have a full load this semester.

Cool plate - brownie looks good too. I love anything chocolate!

Midwest Vegan

kleo2 said...

Wow, what a bunch of challenging classes you have! Wishing you a great school year. The brownies look luscious... Glad to see you post even tho you've got to be sooooo busy!!

Anonymous said...

Kate, I love your blog! I've read through it and found so many things that I want to try--your granola looks amazing, and those brownies you posted look incredible too (I've been dying for a good vegan brownie lately...). I've been meaning to link you on my blogroll but have not thought about it at the right times. But while I'm thinking about it, I'm going to do it now!


bakehouse dori said...

What a load! I wish I would have taken more spanish when I was younger. I took the minimum requirements in college. I am making my daughter take it all four years of high school. She is in spanish 2 now.

When I first logged on to your site I saw a little tiny bit of brown on a grat big plate. I thought, "oh no, I hope you are not starving!" But then I see it is a brownie... good thing those we must eat in moderation. :)

Are you a high school junior?

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Hi there - saw you over at Melomeals and decided to stop by.

Look at how good you are only eating a smidgen of a brownie!!

Good luck with your studies - my boyfriend is finishing up his degree in accounting and he can feel your pain!