I want to thank Rose Reisman for donating a copy of her latest cookbook Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites for my birthday blog giveaway! Thanks to her a lucky reader will win a copy and get to make these astounding Mocha Brownies, along with many other fantastic foodie treats.
You can read my review of Rose’s cookbook here. I really appreciate Rose’s flavour profile and the fact that she successfully makes such delicious low fat food. She is a miracle worker with food!
You can find Rose recipe for her mocha brownies here too. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp of instant coffee that has been dissolved in 2 tsp of hot water. I used instant espresso powder. Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and mix well.
Add 1/3 cup of flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/3 cup low-fat yogurt or sour cream and 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Do not overmix.
Pour into an 8″ square baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 350F preheated oven until just set. Do not overbake. Cool.
I took mine out after 15 minutes. I have a tendency to overbake brownies and that just ruins them! Rose has a recipe for a cream cheese icing but I actually just wanted to eat the brownie as-is.
These brownies were so soft and delicious. My husband actually ate them with a fork, they were that tender. More cake-like than dense but definitely more moist and delicious than many brownies I have made before with mounts of butter in them. Another fantastic and impressive treat. I give this recipe four out of five wooden spoons.
I am not entirely sure yet if this contest is open to residents of the U.S. (working on it) but I wanted to open it up right away. As a result, please comment and say if you are living in Canada or the U.S. and also share your favourite healthy cooking or baking trick or ingredient.
Contest is only open to those who have not previously won big prizes. If you want to increase your chances of winning, please leave contact information. Those without profiles or have old blogs that have not been updated in a long time will not be entered if there is no email address associated with their profile. If you win, you must contact me within five days of winning the contest.
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Winner will be announced Wednesday morning. Good luck!