Jun 27, 2011

Man Candy Monday - Rocco DiSpirito

Today I give you, Rocco DiSpirito, Celebrity Chef. Now, how sexy is a guy who can cook!!

Name: Rocco DiSpirito

Born: November 19, 1966
Occupation: Italian American chef based in New York City
Best known: Celebrity chef and a cookbook author
Awards: Sexiest Chef Alive by People Magazine 2002


Rocco's Low-Cal Brownies
Servings: Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: 1-30 min

"Yes, you are reading the ingredients list correctly: there are black beans in these brownies. You really have to taste the brownies to believe them. The beans add moisture and texture—not to mention fiber and protein. These brownies have such a great fudgy texture because the cocoa powder, and just a little espresso powder, are the only dry ingredients (besides a bit of Truvia). For an extra jolt of chocolate flavor and about 15 more calories, stir ¼ cup dark chocolate–covered cacao nibs (such as Kopali Organics) into the batter just before pouring it into the pan. These brownies are even better the next day."

Nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
¾ cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons low-calorie sugar-free chocolate syrup, such as Walden Farms
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, such as Breakstone's
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
24 packets (84 g) Truvia or 8 tablespoons granulated Splenda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and egg substitute in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through.

Add the chocolate syrup, sour cream, butter, Truvia, and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out with soft batter clinging to it.

Let the brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then cut into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.



Recipe via: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=9978369


Miss Angie said...

Ok, he's hot and he can cook? SOLD!

I want a man like that...

Wait, his recipe is even for Low-Calorie brownies? Where has he been all my life? Must try it!

Thank you for sharing, he's fantastic!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You always have great picks!! I think he's adorable but didn't know if I was alone in feeling this. Glad I'm not!

Thanks for linking up :)

ErinMSW said...

He IS hot. Have you read his cookbook (Now Eat This)?! Some of pictures of him are more appetizing than the pictures of the food. (c;

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

What a cutie!!!

Ann said...

Oh yes... I'm always distracted by his good looks when he's cooking.
That's a good thing right? I'd just have to buy his book for his recipes.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

That's some yummy dessert! The brownies look good too. :)

Also I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. It was really nice.

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