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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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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Texture wise, these are PERFECT. Not cakey at all (if I wanted cake I'd make cake not brownies, am I right or am I right!) these are nice and gooey/fudgy inside. It really warms my heart but...then the taste. Hm. Not nearly sweet enough as I remember (non vegan) brownies being. I hate the idea of adding more sugar, there's already a ton of sugar in these. I added some powdered sugar on top an it helped a bit. Maybe its the cocoa I use? I'm not sure, but I'll make these again and adjust, keep you posted.

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I did everthing exact, with the exception of leaving out the baking soda, using applesauce instead of oil, and doubling the vanilla. I'm also pretty certain I did the boiling part wrong. :) The brownies have an amazing texture, but yesterday they were really bland. Today, however, they were much more flavorful.

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I cut everything in half EXCEPT for the vanilla and baking powder, cooked for 30 minutes - BEST brownies ever, very fudge-y... my BF didn't even realize they were vegan  ;)  Thank you!

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These were pretty good, the only brownies that have ever worked out! I didn't think they were all that sweet though, but that might have been because I used only brown sugar..otherwise I may have used only raw sugar. I put choc chips in it, sultanas would be good too.

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These were much easier than I thought they would be to make. I followed another poster's advice and added the flour to the water before it got warm. The batter wasn't hard to stir for me at all. I cooked it for almost 30 minutes when it seemed pretty cooked cause I like more cake like brownies. They were so delicious! VERY rich. I added some chocolate chips and wow. Definitely my go-to recipe for brownies from now on. My non-vegetarian fiancee ate half the pan!  ;)b

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This is a great, easy recipe. When you are making the flour/water combo, I added water (about1/3 cup). I also added about 1/4 cup of water after combining all the ingredients. Sooooo moist. Good brownies, vegan or not. My coworkers love them.

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Okay... I accidentally put corn star instead of baking soda in the brownies...

But! They still tasted REALLY good! I'm just afraid they are going to be hard as rocks when they cool down because of the starch... but I can tell that they will taste even better when I make them a second time. A+ recipe! Loves it! They are SUPER high in calories though... all that sugar... I feel like it could have used less... but maybe they wouldn't taste as good without it :) hehe

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This recipe was AWESOME!!!  I made them using dark chocolate cocoa and frosted them with dark chocolate frosting!!!  Totally curbed my chocolate craving!!!  So much better than brownies made with non-veg ingredients!  I am going to make them again today and try substituting applesauce for the oil.  Def my new favorite brownie recipe!!!!!

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I've tried this recipe easily over six times, it has never worked out for me, I don't know what to do. I've gone by the recipe and made many changes, but it either needs to be cooked longer because it's a thick goo and I burn it, or it gets really hard on the sides and bottom and isn't edible at all. Unless someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong, I give up, I'm done throwing away every batch.  :'(

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These were AWESOME!  I had to bake them for an extra 10-15 minutes because I used a smaller pan, and I used only 1/4 cup of oil + 1/4 cup applesauce.  They're so chewy and thick and rich.  I baked them for my boyfriend's 34th birthday and topped them off with coconut whipped cream (from here:  http://www.everydaydish.tv/index.php?page=recipe&recipe=157) and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  LOVED THEM!

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