As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't posted very many pictures of dessert recipes for my cookbook. That's because I don't have a ton of recipes for that section yet. Baking is a science and well, I'm more of an artistic type. Creating baked goods from scratch is a little intimidating.
My Granny has helped quite a bit, veganizing her classic dessert recipes. In fact, most of the stuff in the dessert section right now is a Granny contribution. But this weekend, I was feeling a bit adventurous ... so created these Chocolate Mint Julep Brownies:
And quite frankly, I'm proud of myself. Other than possibly cutting back cooking time by five minutes (some of the brownies on the edge of the pan were drier than those in the center), I'd say these little guys are close to being perfected. And I just threw this recipe together from scratch!
Despite the name, there's no alcohol in these ... but I think I may spike them with bourbon next time just for fun. They are minty though, thanks to a bit of mint extract (which technically has alcohol in it, but not much). I also made them low-fat by using applesauce instead of oil. I rarely do that, but I'm not sure why. It still tastes great and I can eat three instead of one!
Testers: The new recipes are up on the tester site. Unfortunately, this brownie recipe is not one of them cause it still only exists in handwritten form. But I promise to type it up and post it there soon!