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Alicia Silverstone's Coffee- Infused Brownies

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone's Coffee- Infused Brownies : Makes 12 Brownies Time: 2 hours
Course Vegan Dessert
Cuisine Vegan Desert

Ingredients
  

  • Brownies:
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup brown flour rice
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups maple sugar
  • ¾ cups maple sugar
  • ¾ cup nondairy milk
  • ¾ cup brewed decaf coffee
  • 11/2 cup canola oil
  • Glaze:
  • 1 ½ cups grain-sweetened vegan chocolate or carob chips
  • ½ cup Earth balanced buttery spread

Instructions
 

  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 325oF. Oil and 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square baking dish
  • To make brownies:
  • Place the walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once or until they are lightly browned and fragrant. Transfer to a bowl and cool
  • In a large bowl, sift together the pastry flour, brown rice flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, coffee and oil. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until well combined. Stir in walnuts until they are evenly distributed in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If it comes out clean the brownies are done. If it does not, return the brownies to the oven for another 5 minutes and repeat until they are done. Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack and let the brownies cool completely.
  • To make the glaze:
  • After the brownies have cooled, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate or carob chips and Earth Balance, gently stirring until thoroughly incorporated. If you do not have a double boiler, you can place a stainless steel bowl over a pot of gently boiling water. Once the glaze is ready, pour it over the brownies.
  • Transfer the baking dish to the refrigerator and allow it to cool for 1 hour, or until the glaze has completely set.
  • Cut the brownies into 12 squares and serve