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post #16 of 18
The applesauce instead of oil works in brownies if you eat them the same day. Alice Medrich has a lot of really good recipes in her cookbook "Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts" which was written for people with medical conditions.

The use of a gluten-free or dairy-free recipe is similarly important for people with medical conditions. It takes little effort to respect these restrictions and bake up something good.

For the rest of us, "healthy" means a small portion of cake.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

My sister in law exchanges applesauce for butter, and cuts down the sugar in her chocolate cake. It tastes like crap. Then she stands there and shrieks "What does the professional think?" until I tell her it's good. Blarggghhh.



LOL that's hilarious!

Recipes can of course be tweaked to make them healthier, reduce calories etc, but most of the time I really don't see the point - if you want something healthy eat some fruit or something, if you want a treat do it properly and enjoy it!!!

IMHO the only reason to alter recipes in this way is for someone who has an allergy or health condition which would prevent them from ever having a 'normal' slice of cake.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by tokazodo

Like a fool, I gave out my all time favorite scratch brownie recipe once. That person took it, baked and SOLD THE DERN BROWNIES! I was so upset when I found out. In my eyes, it was the fudgy icing which made my brownies so good and I did not give her that recipe.
Still, it was a lesson learned.

I keep my recipes to myself, now.



I will give out recipes that I get online or from a book, but the ones that are my own.... I feel you. I think I could start a business on my brownies alone and am afraid to even give the recipe to my mother in law.
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