In a "celebration" of past Daring Cooks and Daring Bakers challenges, Lisa challenged all of us to search through the Daring Kitchen archives and pick any one we'd like! The REAL challenge was picking which delicious recipe(s) to try!
I couldn't pick!! So I made three! I'm going to post them over the next few days, the first were these courgette brownies. They come from the hidden veggies Daring Bakers from March 2013. Having made all manner of things out of courgettes over the summer, I'd never thought of brownies and although this was a weird recipe, they were really tasty. I did at one point think I was never going to get a proper batter the mixture was so dry, but the addition of the courgettes really turned things around and their moisture gave a lovely fudgy brownie mixture. I'm so excited to be able to try the Daring Bakers recipes as well as the Daring Cooks ones.
Courgette Brownies (from Corner Cottage Bakery)
120ml vegetable oil
200g caster sugar
100g light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
250g courgette, coarsely grated
75g chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 23sm square cake tin.
Mix the vegetable oil together with the sugars and the vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. The batter will be very dry, don't worry.
Stir in the courgette and chocolate chunks and stir really well until all the courgette is well covered and the mixture looks much more like a normal brownie batter if a little dry.
Spread the brownie mixture evenly in the tin and bake for 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin, slice and serve.