Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Favourite Things...

Geesh, sounds like a Martha Stewart thing, doesn't it? Alas, i am NO Martha, but, during the past few years as a published author, I've been asked lots of questions about things that are important to me, as well what kind of things I like. So, I decided to add this feature to my blog. I'll vary it up with my fav things, but thought I'd start off with this...

There's no denying one of my fav things in the world is food--and cooking. And one of my most favourite things in the world is good chocolate.So, because it's February, and Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I decided to share one of my favourite things...

Nearly No Fat Fudge Brownies
I found this recipe on the tin lining of my fat free vanilla yogurt tub, and I've been sold ever since. This recipe is soooo easy, and so chocolately and decadent--and guiltless. You can make it for your sweetie, or just yourself. Or, pick up your favourite romance novel, a cup of something warm, and dive into the brownies for a truly decadent afternoon treat! For those who are weight conscious (I'm on Weight Watchers, but that's another story for another time) I've figured out the Points Plus value of each ieto be 3pts, for one generously sized ooey gooey brownie. Enjoy!!!

Nearly No Fat Fudge Brownies
1/2 cup chocolate melted. (I've been known to mix chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. YUMMY!)

1 cup Astro Original vanilla yogurt (fat free)

1/2 Cup sugar

3/4 Cup flour

1/2 Cup cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 Cup water

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix chocolate, yogourt and sugar
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking soda into chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. Add water and stir until mixture comes together.
4. Pour into a parchment lined 8X8 pan
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
6. Cool completely and cut into squares
Makes 12 brownies.

I just made a batch, and I'm going to turn on the tellie, sit down with my coffee and brownie and indulge in my next favourite thing...Jamie Olivier!


Alycia said...

Sounds delicious Charlotte! I love chocolate as well :)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, brownies! Who doesn't love brownies? I'm definitely going to give these a shot. I'll keep you posted with how they turn out!

VampFanGirl said...

OMG, the whole bit on eating these brownies with something warm to drink and your favorite romance novel has me absolutely DYING to get out of the office and do just that!!

I make some delicious red velvet swirl brownies that I stole from Sunny on Cooking for Real (Food Network) that are out of this world. Let me know if you want the deets to that one. In the meantime, I'm going to have to test out yours. ;)

Booklover1335 said...

OMG these look good. I'm definitely going to try these, but I'm not familiar with Astro yogurt. Is that a brand? or something different like Greek Yogurt is?

Cheryl said...

These sound delicious, Charlotte! One question.. What is Astro yogurt, and will any brand (fat free) yogurt work?

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by! I really think you'll love these Brownies! Yes, Astro is a Canadian brand of yogourt. But I would think that any fat free vanilla yogourt would be fine. Enjoy!

VFG, girl you know I want Sunny's brownie recipe! I LOVE Sunny, and watch her show everday at 5pm! Food Network is my weakness!

michellekcanada said...

Awesome. I am going to the grocery store later so I have just added chocolate and yogurt! mmm

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Enjoy, Michelle! i think you'll like them!

Rechelle said...

My husband and I are planning a fondue blanket party for Valentine's day and I think I'm going to try these. How do you think they would be dipped in chocolate?

Charlotte Featherstone said...

In a word, Rechelle....perfect!


ChristyJan said...

Hi Charlotte,

I'm a new follower who just found your blog.
This recipe sounds delicious . . . I am going to have to try it.

Virginia C said...

This recipe sounds terrific! I'll bet the yogurt adds body and moistness : ) Brownies are one of my all time favorite comfort desserts!

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