Thursday, 2 August 2007

Brownies... or something

I saw a raw brownie recipe a few days ago in Dreamy's blog, and having nothing else to eat I decided I might give it a try. So, I went through the ingredient listing. "Do I have walnuts? No. Dates? No. Carob? No. But hey, I have water!" Thus reassured it was possible due to having one of the required ingredients, I set out to look for alternatives for the few missing pieces. :-)

I had some of the dried, salted beans (I think they're broad beans) that they sell in shops in China, not nearly the suggested 1.5 dl to replace the walnuts in the recipe, but they still were a starting point. Then I added some pistachios, didn't have a lot of those either but at least some. And raisins to replace the dates. So on to the grinding and it looked pretty good already. I even had cocoa powder which should replace the carob quite nicely, and that and the actual correct ingredient, water, made a lovely mixture. Of course I never measure anything when cooking, that's just me, and this time I think there might have been too much water for it never really dried down but had to be eaten with a spoon. Actually after being in the fridge for a while the taste as well as the looks reminded me of mämmi. Anyway, it was quite tasty, so thanks for the recipe that I so carefully followed, heheh. :-P

7 comments:

dreamy said...

Jari you change the recipe so much lol... My mum also dun measure ingredients, when I ask her, she will just say roughly this much or that much.

do u have the recipe for mammi?

Riesa said...

Hei, you destroyed my love for brownies totally by just looking at the THING! haha

Travegan said...

Oh come on, I didn't change much, it still contains water! ;-) Perhaps I'll try something more similar later when I have walnuts or dates or carob. Mämmi I've always just bought from a shop, but there's a recipe on the wikipedia page.

Raisa, I'm glad the post did its purpose and destroyed your love for brownies. Next I have to figure out what to post to destroy your love for seafood... :-P

Riesa said...

Hmm, the most effective method is to give me lots lots of seafood EVERYDAY till I get sick of it. ;-)

By the way, my name is Riesa, not some "Rose"! B-)

Travegan said...

Eh, no-one has a right to do that as you can't give away the life of others. And how can you be losing your Finnish skills in Finland?! Raisa=Frances, ruusu=rose.

Riesa aka Raisa said...

Right, need to pick up my Finnish back in China, you know? :o)

urban vegan said...

You are so adventurous!