I saw a recipe for Chocolate Eggplant Brownies on SBS and thought, "Hey, I have an eggplant in the fridge!", but I didn't have coconut oil or almond meal or pitted dates, which were also required. So I forgot about it.
Then I went to Aldi that afternoon and lo and behold I spotted some almond meal and organic coconut oil, which reminded me about the eggplant brownie recipe. It must have been a sign! I didn't see pitted dates, but honestly I didn't look for them. Gross - I'd just leave those out anyway.
So, back home I looked the recipe up again and got to work. I decided since I was leaving out 60g of pitted dates, I should add an extra 60g of dark chocolate. You know, to make sure there's the right amount of stuff in the recipe even if it isn't the right stuff.
The family were very suspicious that I had accide…