6.17.2008

From the crazy kitchen that brought you chocolate beet cake…

Introducing the newest of freaky dessert concoctions…black bean brownies! They give new meaning to the term “special brownies!!” Impress your friends, fool your children and add a little eccentricity (and protein) to your meal!

Black Bean Brownies

The recipe is here (scroll down to the bottom of the article) which I tweaked beyond recognition, but I did use black beans and it tastes like brownies so I’m still going to reference the recipe. The texture is ever-so-slightly bean-ish, like if you think really, really hard about black beans while eating it. But otherwise it tastes like flourless chocolate cake. I added cardamom and sprinkled chocolate chips on top before baking which I think masked whatever lingering bean taste may have existed.


Next up…rhubarb!! (Is rhubarb supposed to smell like stinky sweat socks when you cut into it? Not feeling the rhubarb love just yet…)

6 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

What next? This actually looks very good - if someone could just make it for me without telling me what's in it, I'm sure it would go down wonderfully. Maybe I should get my mom out here.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very sneaky! I must admit the name doesn't tempt but it looks good. I wonder if I could get my kids to eat it? I have a non fruit eating child and I have on occasion tricked her into eating all types of fruit that have been pureed and disguised in muffins.

Julie said...

I love rhubarb!! Good luck with it. You have some very interesting foods on your blog, are we going to try some while there? See you in a week!!!

mayaluna said...

Chocolate really works with almost anything...might have to give this one a try! Thanks!

Simply Stork said...

it does LOOK good...hmmmm

~simply~

Jessica said...

I keep seeing this recipe around, but I haven't tried it yet. If I didn't just put strawberry cake in the oven I'd give it a try...soon! Maybe I'll make some for my kiddos at school and see if they say anything. The brownies certainly look yummy!