Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Brownies

I recently made Jes's balsamic roasted strawberry brownies, but I used the recipe for deluxe brownies in vegan cookies invade your cookie jar.  I also skipped the chipotle-- although chipotle and chocolate sound like a good combo, as do balsamic and strawberry, it seemed a bit confusing to have all four flavors in there together!

The strawberries were amazing; I wasn't crazy about the brownie recipe. Why is it so hard to find the perfect vegan brownie recipe?  I've tried a few, and have yet to be satisfied.

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Brownies
(adapted from eating appalachia)

1 pint strawberries
1 TB balsamic vinegar
1 TB agave nectar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
ingredients for your favorite brownie recipe

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Rinse strawberries, hull, and slice in half (to equal sizes–large ones might need to be quartered). In a mixing bowl, combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, olive oil, and salt. Toss to cover the strawberries completely.
3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Transfer strawberries to tray and make a single layer of berries. Bake for 30-40 minutes until juices begin to thicken. Cool and transfer to a bowl for later.
4. After the strawberries have roasted, begin to make the brownies.  Press them into the top of the batter and then bake according to the brownie recipe.


Anonymous said...

oh, my. I will definitely try those strawberries!

Anonymous said...

wow those look so rustically fabulous!! yum!! what a great combo! thanks for sharing!