OK. I tried making the Coconut Pecan Brownies out of the Natural Sugars cookbook. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
First of all, the PICTURE of the brownies in the book, shows brownies that are at LEAST 1 1/2 inches thick. Moist, fudgy brownies. I followed the directions exactly, using the ingredients as listed, and I got a thin cookie instead. There was no moist fudginess to them at all, and they were maybe a 1/4 inch thick. The taste? Well, let's just say, that my bittersweet, dark baking chocolate is sweeter. I'm definitely not a SWEET junkie anymore, but if you are gonna have a brownie, it should taste like more than a mouthful of dry cocoa powder.
Oh, and spirinkling the coconut on top AFTER baking is kinda silly. The coconut has nothing to stick to. After I took them out of the oven, I DID change that in the written recipe.... mix the coconut INTO the batter instead.
Anyhow, needless to say, I threw them out (what a waste of organic, dark cocoa and 1/2 cup of organic pecans!)
Ah, well. All is not lost. I WILL try these again my OWN WAY. I think doubling the batch, so they are thicker, and adding a couple of packs of stevia would have helped. Then changing the serving size to 16...
I will also try another recipe from the book, maybe next week and see how that goes...
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