Another semi-twisted 4th of July dish. Red, brown, and blue may not go together as well as the classic red, white, and blue but this was sort of an impulse-make and while I wasn't sure I had all the ingredients for a vegan blondie, I knew that out of all my many cookbooks and all the vegan variations on brownies that I could whip some up pretty easily with what I had on hand.
The original inspiration was Veganomicon's Fudgy Blueberry Brownies, which I've never actually made but have drooled over before, and then I remembered the strawberries I bought this morning as well as all the gorgeous berry dishes I've seen around. The recipe I worked from was the Maple-Walnut Brownies in How it All Vegan.
Here's my tweaked recipe:
1 1/3 c. white WW flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. agave syrup
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. oil
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 pint bluberries
3 large strawberries, sliced
-Preheat oven to 350* (I know, I know. It's hot.)
-In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder + salt. Add agave and water (or maple syrup and 1/4 c. water), oil, and vanilla and mix gently until just combined.
-Gently fold in blueberries.
-Pour into a greased or parchment paper-lined 8x8 pan and top with sliced strawberries.
-Bake 25-30 minutes.
I'm sure this would work with any of your favorite brownie recipes. This is just the recipe I used since I had everything. Does anyone have any favorite blondie recipes, besides the one in VCTOYCJ?
Are you more of a vanilla or a chocolate fan?
I hope you all had a happy and relaxing 4th of July. I didn't do much celebratory stuff, but I took a walk around the hood (after watching Do the Right Thing, I had to!) and took in the sights of everyone else's stoop-front parties. G and I also went up to the roof to watch the fireworks (Macy's and illegal ones!) for a bit. Easy day.