Low fat fudge brownies

A great recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy book.

50ml vegetable/sunflower oil
150g caster sugar
2 medium free-range eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
80g plain flour

Preheat oven to 175c
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and the oil.  Add the eggs and vanilla and keep stiring until it turns a paler colour and is well mixed
Carefully add the cocoa powder with the baking powder and flour, and mix well
Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the batter into the tin
Bake for approx 15 mins, or until you can insert a skewer in and it comes out virtually clean

This is a fantastic recipe!  I think it’s better than the Nigel Slater one (I had a nightmare with that one!).  I did cheat slightly, by adding some chopped up pieces of chocolate to the top of the mixture before I baked it.  I think that worked out well though.  I have a tendancey to overcook brownies, so I was brave and took these out after about 17 minutes whilst they were still a little gooey.  But they worked really well and I had plenty of compliments!!  And they don’t taste low fat!! x


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