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Olive Oil Brownies

Here’s a recipe I demonstrated this morning at a masterclass for the Dingle Food Festival.

These brownies are very tasty, and they are especially suited for using in ice cream – the olive oil is softer than butter when frozen, which makes them a perfect mix in.

However, there is no reason not to enjoy them on their own – they are dense, delicious, and surprisingly healthy, as far as brownies go. Don’t hold this against them, but they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and since I use cocoa instead of chocolate, the fat content is far lower than in regular brownies.

By the way, since most of my ice cream recipes call for 5 egg yolks, this recipe is a perfect use for the leftover egg whites!

Murphys Olive Oil Brownies

Ingredients:

250 g sugar
70 g pure cocoa (100%)
5 egg whites
70 g almond flour
60 ml Olive oil
pinch teasp salt
1/2 teasp vanilla

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 160-165 C

2. Mix the sugar and cocoa together

3. Add the egg whites s and beat until thoroughly combined.

4. Beat in the olive oil.

5. Use residual olive oil from measuring cup to grease a small baking tray.

6. Mix in the almond flour.

7. Stir in the salt and vanilla.

8. Pour into the baking tray.

9. Bake for 45 minutes

10. Allow to cool before cutting up.

11. If you want to use it in ice cream, refrigerate them before adding to the ice cream machine.

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Kieran Murphy is a director of Murphys Ice Cream living in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Murphys Ice Cream has shops in Dingle, Killarney and Dublin 2 (Wicklow Street).

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