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Brownies

What you need: 

2 cups flour (I use enriched and whole wheat), divided
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease an 11x7" pan. Boil water and 1/2 cup of the flour over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a thin gluey paste. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
2. Mix vegan brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa and oil. Then add the flour and water mixture. Mix well.
3. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, nuts, and chocolate chips.
4. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean.
This was a really easy, and really tasty recipe. I gave some to my friends and they fell in love with them. They keep asking me to make more. I thought of maybe putting some chocolate frosting on them, but they were perfect without it. Enjoy.'

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I can't believe how amazing and wonderful these brownies were.  I made the recipe exactly as stated and they turned out better than I could have ever hoped.  The one thing I've missed after going vegan is the sweets.  This took care of all my chocolate cravings.  These were the best brownies I've EVER had - vegan or otherwise. 

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I have wanted to try this recipe for awhile. The boiling of the flour n water intrigued me.
I finally tried it with GREAT results. I used 2 9" round cake pans to bake them.
The brownies were rich, and sinfully delicous. Every single person who ate them loved the flavor and wanted the recipe.
My finicky 3 yr old cousin even enjoyed them with cold soy milk. 
Thanks for the recipe!

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This is the first time I've made vegan brownies (in all of 9 years!) that turned out like the old-fashioned kind. They were perfect. All my non-veg friends loved them.

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First off, i want to say that these brownies had the best texture of any vegan brownie recipe I have ever tried. The only real problem I had with then is that they tasted too strongly of flour, so I substituted the flour in the flour-water mixture with 1/4 cup cornstarch and they turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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I know there are a million replies up already about how good these brownies are, but LORDY, they are good! I put in 1/3 cups OF OIL INSTEAD OF 1/2 CUPS and added about 1.5ish tbsp of soy milk and it is still fabulous. I bet you could even lessen the oil evenmore. These are great!

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i made these with 'very vanilla silk' soymilk, to make em a little richer, they came out great. i didnt have frosting so i covered them with vegan marshmallow fluff. they came out really good, but i'll definitely try them with chocolate chips next time. i made them for my boyfriend and he ate the whole pan minus two. they are cakey and kindof taste like the cake from chocolate hostess cupcakes.

overall id definitely make these again but definitely add chips or frosting, cause theyre not too sweet on their own. great recipe!!

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Just your basic yummy brownie recipe! Really easy.  I was skeptical about the whole flour and water paste thing, but it works great :)

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I love these! My boyfriend, who is very skeptical of vegan food and also a great brownie lover, couldn't stop eating them. I made them without the chocolate chips, but I'll add them another time to try it out.  :)

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These were so good! I made a couple of minor changes...I didn't have brown sugar so I used regular sugar + 1 1/2 tablespoons of molasses. And I cut down on the sugar a little--1 1/2 cups total instead of 2--I didn't miss it, so I may try to get down to 1 cup next time.

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Really, really good.  Added choco chips and baked until an inserted knife came out clean--about five minutes longer than suggested.  Dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade pumpkin-cinnamon sorbet to fancy it up a smidge.

I'm glad to have found this recipe.  It turned out well.  I dig a denser brownie but this was fluffy and fudgy at the same time.  There's a slight flour-y smell/taste that I noticed but my roomie didn't.  Will use coffee instead of water to see if that makes a difference next time.  As for it sticking to the pan, I line the pan with aluminum foil and then grease that.  When cool enough, I lift the whole thing out, cut it, and then arrange back into the pan sans foil; I reuse the foil to cover the pan.  A bit anal-retentive, I suppose, but it works to eliminate mess and stuck on baked yumminess.  I figure it'll be a better chance of more brownies getting into my mouth instead of left on the pan this way!

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