Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

With friends and family members who have gluten allergies, coming up with a treat for all to enjoy has been a mission of mine. What's worse than going to a party and not being able to eat and enjoy what everyone else is raving about?

I have a fabulous chocolate brownie recipe (given to me by my mother-in-law), and thought I'd tweak it so that I could turn it into a flourless brownie recipe. I considered substituting my regular flour for a mix of flours that people with wheat allergies could have. I didn't make it to the health food store in time, so decided to just omit flour all together. Instead of flour, I added 3 extra eggs in hopes that they would make the brownie "fluffy".

3/4 c. butter
1/4 c. cocoa powder (for baking and not for hot chocolate!)
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. brown sugar
Icing sugar to garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together the butter, eggs, and brown sugar.
Combine baking cocoa and vanilla.
In a greased 9 in. baking pan, add mixture.
Bake for 40 min.
Sift icing sugar over top to garnish.

The result...
I was hoping to say, "Perfect, moist, chewy, scrumptious" brownies, but have to say that they were a little too gooey for my liking. They tasted as delicious as brownies with flour, but the extra egg and no flour made the brownies more like a souffle or even an "almost pudding"!

My brownie taste testers said 5 out of 5 stars for taste! Yay!
2 -3 stars for appearance/texture. Boo!

My first attempt at a Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie recipe wasn't exactly a failure, but it wasn't perfect either.

Back to the drawing board.


Eve said...

Thanks for posting this. My daughter is Celiac and I have been looking for recipes for her that she'd like. Unfortunately, many of them are not palatable! Poor thing!

C said...

I've got more gluten-free recipes. Check out my recipe archive. I'm always looking for more good ones to add, so hopefully this might help you :) There are lots of great Celiac/GF recipe blogs out there. I can send you the links!

Bewildered Bug said...

Are you fricking kidding me? These look amazing! I'm so gonna try them (if I ever get through the mess that I let build up in this apartment between the baby shower and #SCCTO and my baking class today!!!)....

you encourage me to start gf baking I have to say :)

Loved meeting you, I love that we are actually connected IRL and I love you!!!!!! Have a great day babes :) <3

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