Thursday, February 19, 2009

Indulge without Guilt

I found this desserts recipes that is easy to make and most important I can indulge myself when I want because it's all light on calories and fat. Treat yourself with this yummy dessert once in a while. Below is one of the dessert recipes I'm talking about. My favorite is fudgy brownies mmm yum yum!

Fudgy Brownies

Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 25 min.
Yield: 16
Cost per serving: 34 cents

You need:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 large egg plus 1 large egg white
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

How to do it:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, leave a one inch overhanging.

2. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Place butter and chocolate in a pan over lowest heat setting on stove and cook, continue to stir until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

3. Whisk eggs, egg white, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined (do not overmix). Pour into prepared pan and bake until slightly puffed and set in center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Use parchment or foil overhang to lift brownies out of pan and onto cutting board to slice. Cut into squares and serve.

Per Serving (1 brownie):
166 Cal., 7g Fat (4g Sat.), 25mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 2g Protein, 26g Carb. 107mg Sod.


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