This week's Facebook spam was full of avocados and novel recipes for them so I've devoted half term to testing them out!
Avocado Brownies:2x mashed avocado
8oz melted dark chocolate
1 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
3 tbls oil (the recipe suggested avocado oil but who owns that?)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cap vanilla essence
Melt the chocolate and vanilla essence and add mashed avocado. Beat in the eggs and sugar then add the dry mix. Finally mix in the oil. It gets quite stiff so mix well or the melted chocolate will cool and stick to the bottom of the bowl.Pour into a lined tin and cook for 30 mins at 180°C.Leave to cool and then ice.
Avocado icing:1 x mashed avocado
1 tsp vanilla essence
Add icing sugar until mixture sets.
The brownies were very rich and perfectly tasty but it was hard to find the point of the avocado: it wasn't replacing any ingredient and didn't really add to it.The icing was very sweet and I can really only see it being useful if you're allergic to green food coloring.To conclude: next time I have three unwanted ripe avocados I will eat them in a salad.
You rip what you sew!