I was so excited a few of months ago when I discovered that vegan butterscotch extracts exist. I don’t quite know why I never thought about it before, I somehow thought that that amazing butterscotch flavor would have to be homemade from now on ~ while I know that vegan butterscotch chips exist, I usually look at the ingredient list and end up not buying them 🙂
So I bought some vegan butterscotch extract and my first venture in using it was raw vegan butterscotch chocolates. Now the idea wasn’t a bad one, but I completely forgot that the base for this particular extract is alcohol, and that since they were raw, there would be no chance for the alcohol to burn off. Can we say alcoholic chocolates? 🙂 Not quite what I was going for…..
Back to the kitchen for a better recipe, and out came these great butterscotch brownies. This particular recipe produces brownies that are more cakey than chewy, but they still taste great.
Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Brownies
- 2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (I used 1 1/2 cups spelt and 1 cup whole wheat)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup dry sweetener
- 2 1/2 tablespoons vegan butterscotch extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance
- 1/2 cup water, if needed to moisten the batter
Stir together the dry ingredients, then incorporate the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Add the chocolate chips, saving a few to sprinkle on top before baking.
Spread into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Let cool, then cut into bars.
A few weeks ago, the sweet Poppy at Poppy’s Patisserie nominated me for the WordPress Family award.
The award was started by Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com:
‘This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.’
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family.
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.
My WordPress Family: