From In Powder and Crinoline : old fairy tales retold. By Arthur Quiller-Couch; illustrated by Kay Nielsen
Carla Bruni walks the runway for Vivienne Westwood (1995)
Evening Coat (Detail)
This evening coat with its distinctive oversized sleeves is a fine example of the work of the House of Rouff, a premiere couture house in the late-19th into the 20th century. Rouff was known for the lingerie feel to their garments, which always included a multitude of ruffles and laces.
I’ve been hearing about using black beans to replace flour for a while now and I wish I had trusted the rumor sooner- these are absolutely fantastic! They’re chocolatey, rich, and smooth but are low fat, have lots of protein (for a brownie at least haha), and are even gluten free! I used powdered sugar because it was what I had on hand and I think it helped the texture too but if you just have regular sugar around use it.
You can also add nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, or peanuts to the batter, or even drizzle the top with melted peanut butter!