You put what in your brownies?!
Odd combinations are not unusual in this house. Well, it depends on your definition of odd really. If you consider a cheese and jam sandwich to be unusual then you and I may need to sit down and have a chat. To me, cheese and jam are a match made in heaven but for Rich it’s one of the most disgusting things he can think of. I won’t tell you what he thinks of my peanut butter, cream cheese and jam sandwiches, especially with a sliced banana on there as well….
However, even I was a bit dubious when I saw a recipe for chocolate brownies in two magazines. Nothing unusual at all in that you’d think but both called for the use of mayonnaise rather than butter.
Logically there shouldn’t be a problem. After all, it’s essentially eggs and oil which are the cornerstone of many cakes.
It’s the thought of it.
Mayonnaise in a cake?!?!
You have to trust me when I say it works. They turned out to still be rich and moist but somehow lighter at the same time. I didn’t tell Rich there was anything different about them until after he had tasted them and he couldn’t detect any trace of mayo, even after I told him what the surprise addition was!
If you fancy giving them a go yourself then the same recipe is available on the Hellmans Mayonnaise website. They’re called Posh Brownies.