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Secret (mayonnaise) Brownies

January 23, 2014

Given that you’ve had to wade through some rather wordy offering lately, I’ll keep this simple: mayonnaise is evil, wrong and bleh. Mayonnaise brownies are lovely, gooey and yummy. I find myself willingly buying mayo as a result. Odd.

Mayonnaise brownies

Sssshh it’s not mayo really

Secret (mayonnaise) Brownies
Recipe from Hellmann’s

140g plain chocolate
8 level tablespoons of Hellmann’s mayonnaise
40g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
3 medium eggs
225g caster sugar
55g walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder

Pre-heat the oven to 160°C. Lightly grease a 23cm square cake tin and line with baking paper.
Sift the flour with the baking powder and cocoa. Put the chocolate into a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of hot water and leave until melted (alternatively, microwave on medium power, stirring occasionally, until just melted).
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla until slightly thickened. Whisk in the chocolate mixture.
Fold in the flour mixture, mayonnaise and finely chopped walnuts.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°C for about 35-45 minutes.
Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

Thanks to Unilever for sending me a truck load of Hellmann’s mayo. Mr B is very happy. I am taking it as a challenge to find ways of baking with it and therefore turning bad into good. 

I’m entering these into We Should Cocoa as the theme is ‘New Year, New Ingredient‘ and I’ve definitely not paired chocolate and mayo before! Its is hosted by Chocolate Log Blog and Lancashire Food.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2014 6:03 pm

    Lovely looking brownies, I have baked with mayonnaise before and had great results. Thanks for taking part in We should cocoa

  2. Fishfingers for tea permalink
    January 24, 2014 9:46 pm

    It’s a strange concept isn’t it! I baked brownies with mayo a couple of years ago and had trouble getting my head around it, until I tasted them!

  3. January 28, 2014 8:25 pm

    I’ve baked a mayo chocolate cake, but not yet brownies. it’s a slightly weird concept, but tastes so much better than you think. Have bookmarked this. Thanks for entering them into WSC 🙂

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