Yes, you can have a dairy free chocolate brownie that is soft, moist & totally delicious.
Mademoiselle had to prepare a Greek meal as part of her homework project and her research found this lovely Lenten, Dairy Free Chocolate Brownie recipe.
They are traditionally served around Lent (hence their name) as butter couldn’t be used, but they make a really delicious, dairy free alternative brownie.
So the butter & milk is removed and tahini, orange juice and walnuts are added, and you get an amazing result. Because of this it’s also lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than a more traditional brownie.
Mademoiselle made them easily & the boys didn’t question the ingredients and enjoyed them as much as a regular brownie.
So I’m sharing this recipe with you and defy you not to enjoy them!
150g orange juice
50g cognac – optional (!)
200g dark chocolate with at least 80% cocoa, half for melting the other half roughly chopped into pieces
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
150g icing sugar
100g walnuts, whole or roughly chopped
zest of 1 orange
1 x baking tin (approx 22 x 22cm) lined with parchment paper, lightly greased with vegetable oil.
How to make
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/150 degrees for a fan oven
Melt 100g of the chocolate – just half – either over a pan of hot water or in the microwave, being careful not to burn it. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes
In a large mixing bowl, pour in the tahini, orange juice, Cognac (if using) and whisk using an electric mixer until fluffy.
Fold in the flour, the baking powder & icing sugar gently. Add the walnuts and the rest of the chocolate pieces & stir.
Pour in the brownie mixture and shake slightly to make the mixture level.
Bake for approx 25 minutes, or until they have formed a shiny, slightly cracked top but are still moist underneath
Leave the brownies to cool in their baking tin for 20-30 minutes (possibly the hardest part!!)
Remove from the tin & the parchment will just fall of it.
Cut into squares and enjoy any which way you like – served with fruit, ice-cream or just on their own.
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.