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Looking for a fudgy Passover brownie recipe using oil, not margarine

queenscook Apr 9, 2012 10:53 AM

The subject line really says it all. I'd prefer not to use margarine, if possible, even though the current ones claim to be free of transfats. I already have bottles of olive oil, both extra virgin and "light," and would prefer to use that if possible. Does anyone have a good brownie recipe (gebrokts is fine)?

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  1. almond tree RE: queenscook Apr 9, 2012 11:05 AM

    Just made a double batch of these:
    reducing the sugar to 1 cup per batch. The recipe is non-gebrokts but don't hold that against it :). The brownies are very fudgy and tasty. Just be careful to take them out of the oven when still somewhat moist in the center.

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      queenscook RE: almond tree Apr 9, 2012 12:01 PM

      Thanks. I'll consider this recipe, but wondering if anyone has anything else. The recipe itself says it's more cake-like because of the potato starch. And only a half cup of cocoa to provide the chocolaty-ness? I was envisioning something with some actual chocolate as well as cocoa. I definitely do not like cakey brownies.

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        almond tree RE: queenscook Apr 9, 2012 09:22 PM

        I don't use cake meal, so can't compare, but these turned out very fudgy. I used Arie cocoa powder, which is really rich and chocolaty - sent a friend on a special mission to buy it for me b/c I can't find it in my neighborhood. Don't know if it's available in the USA? The idea of adding chunks of chocolate is nice, something to remember for next time.

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      magiesmom RE: queenscook Apr 9, 2012 04:55 PM

      A friend brought these to Seder,subbing cake meal for the flour. They were pretty darn fudgy. I do not like cakey brownies either,

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        queenscook RE: magiesmom Apr 9, 2012 05:03 PM

        Now this looks amazing. Thanks so much. I think I'll be trying these.

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          magiesmom RE: queenscook Apr 9, 2012 05:23 PM

          I hope you love them. The salt on top is really good and she put in coffee, I expect to sub for the vanilla extract. I would undercook them a bit, myself as I always do with brownies.

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        ahuva RE: queenscook Apr 9, 2012 07:36 PM

        1 cup oil
        4 eggs
        2 cups sugar
        ½ cup potato starch
        1 teaspoon vanilla
        1 cup cocoa
        1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips
        Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and pour into a 9-inch round or square baking pan. Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes – until top is cracked.

        1. queenscook RE: queenscook Apr 10, 2012 10:06 PM

          Just reporting back, and giving a big thank you to Magiesmom . . . I made the brownies earlier today and decided to try them tonight, rather than wait 'til yomtov to taste them. They were really quite good. I put a bit of coffee in, in addition to the vanilla (KFP vanilla is much more readily available than it was years ago). The one thing I will warn others about is that I would say it is a bit salty--and I didn't even sprinkle any salt on the top. I think a teaspoon of salt is a bit much for a recipe of this size. And I used kosher salt, which is generally less salty than table salt, because it's flakier and less dense. I think my guests will enjoy it.

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            magiesmom RE: queenscook Apr 11, 2012 05:19 AM

            I am glad you liked it. I wonder if my friend decreased the salt and didn't mention it.

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              queenscook RE: queenscook Mar 30, 2013 11:43 PM

              Thought I'd bring this thread to the fore again, to mention that I made these again this year (twice, in fact), but used orange extract instead of vanilla. A really nice variation on an already great recipe.

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                McBrownie RE: queenscook Mar 31, 2013 01:22 AM

                Thanks! I can't open the original link, but found the ingredients in another site that credits the original:

                4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
                1/3 cup Olive Oil, I used Carapelli
                1/2 cup dark brown sugar
                1/4 cup granulated sugar
                2 eggs
                1/2 cup flour
                2 tsp vanilla
                1 tsp salt
                1 1/4 cups chocolate chunks, milk or semi sweet
                *optional 1-2 Tbsp coarse sea salt fro sprinkling

                Bake at 350 in an 8 inch square cake pan.

                Are the instructions any different than a normal brownie recipe i.e melt chocolate & oil, whisk in sugars, than eggs, than flour, salt and vanilla, and finally fold the chunks?

                Also, what flour do you use? matzo meal or matzo cake meal?

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                  magiesmom RE: McBrownie Mar 31, 2013 05:41 AM

                  I made these this year using cake meal and coconut oil, and half t of salt.
                  Instructions normal.

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                    queenscook RE: McBrownie Mar 31, 2013 08:31 AM

                    I used Manischewitz matzah cake meal. As far as I know, the recipe is exactly like (in fact, IS) a regular, year-round brownie recipe. I changed nothing but the flour (and flavor of extract).

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