Thursday, January 20, 2022

Can I Get You Some Wine With Those Brownies?

Last weekend I decided to try the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Flour I had previously mentioned. Some information that came with the wine flour mentioned supplementing a brownie recipe with this, so that's what I did. 

Here's the brownie recipe I used, but I'm pretty sure you could use any recipe or even a box mix:

1/2 c unsalted butter
1 c sugar
1/3 unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 lg eggs
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c flour

I added 2 Tbsp of wine flour, mixed it all up, and baked it in a greased 8" pan for 22 min.

I didn't tell anyone in the family what I was doing because I wanted to see if they made any comments about the brownies tasting different. My family has never been shy about offering critiques if they think a new recipe tastes the least bit strange or even just not what they are used to. But I licked the spatula and thought the batter was delicious. 

This is what the brownies looked like when I took them out of the oven:

This is what the brownies looked like 20 minutes later: (and this was before dinner)

Justin finished the rest of them before he went to bed, so I think wine flour brownies were a success. He mentioned that they tasted especially good, but he thought that might be because I hadn't baked brownies for a while. Ha!

"Our Wine Flours are made from wine grapes grown in the Finger Lakes of New York. They are superfood powders that are meant to supplement your baking and cooking. Each pound is packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. We harvest the wine pomace after the wineries press the grapes for their juice. The skins are turned into fine powders that are various shades of gold and purple. Our Wine Flours are meant to supplement your recipes with flavor, color, and nutrition. Please use our Wine Flour with other flours when baking as it is a supplement, not a substitute."

Besides Cabernet Sauvignon, they make lots of other "flavors", like Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. I think I might order a sampler next time and try Gewurztraminer in Apple Cake and Riesling in Snickerdoodles. This weekend I will be adding some of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine flour to meatballs and/or pasta sauce.

You could probably accomplish the same tastes by drinking a glass of wine with whatever you're eating, but this was a fun experiment (especially because nobody mentioned anything about a "weird taste".)


  1. I think to truly test this, you'd need to make a plain batch and a batch with the wine flour and do a blind taste test. It will be a sacrifice, but I'd be happy to offer myself up as a tester.

  2. I love your experiment, and I'm glad it was a success! I have never heard of wine flour, but must admit that now I'm intrigued ...

  3. Oh, YUM. That sounds like SUCCESS, Bonny. Now I want to try some wine flour. Or at least . . . some brownies baked with regular-flour. That I can enjoy with a GLASS of wine! :-)

  4. Very intriguing, Bonny. I love to try new things like this. I will have to investigate wine flour!

  5. They do look yummy! I think a batch of brownies is just what this week needs! :)

  6. Oh gee, now at 8:40 a.m. I am craving brownies!! They look and sound delicious Bonny. I'm thinking some of those wine flours would make great gifts for some friends (and me)!

  7. Looks very successful! Isn't licking the spatula the best part!!!!

  8. I'm so glad your experiment was a success! And now I want brownies!

  9. It looks like your brownies with wine flour were a success! Now I am hungry for brownies!

    1. Me, too, since all my brownies seemed to be gone in the blink of an eye!

  10. The brownies were a success. I'm glad you got to lick the spatula. It's always a good preview. This cold weather is just right for a pan of brownies.

  11. I think I'd like to do a pairing - matching the wine in my glass to the wine in my baked goods? Your idea for snickerdoodles sounds amazing!

  12. we love brownies here. I have to buy gluten free mixes bc of my sister and sometimes depending on the brand they taste regular!! Sounds like yours were a huge success.

  13. Oh, that's cool! I mentioned wine flour to Maddy and she said that they were given some but hadn't used it yet... I'll let her know that brownies were a success!! Do you think you'd try adding more wine flour next time?


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