After 15 days of work, I asked my boss for a day off to relax and catch up on my sleep. When I woke up, I was craving for chocolate, a rather unusual feeling. Maybe it was the residual chocolate craving after that dinner at Ruth’s Chris. I wanted something simple and flipped through Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller when the recipe for brownies caught my eyes. Brownies remind me of comfort food, something so simple yet likeable by everyone, from little kids to the grandparents. Brownie is a perfect pick me up after a long day of work or a lazy Sunday morning, something you can pair with a glass of cold milk, rich vanilla ice cream, or by itself. I adapted the brownies recipe from Ad Hoc at Home but substituted applesauce for two thirds of the butter, a much healthier alternative! It was my first time baking with applesauce so I was a bit nervous. I was pleasantly surprised when I had the first bite. The brownie was rich and retained all of its goodness even with the applesauce! My husband could not taste the difference either! I am happy to report that it was a successful batch of brownies filled with gooey goodness!
Ingredients¾ cup all purpose flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 stick of butter, melted (save half the stick for buttering the muffin pan)
1 ½ cup of applesauce 3 large eggs 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 ½ cup of chocolate chips raspberries and powdered sugar for garnish