Gluten-free brownies are awesome. No. Seriously. They are.
Why? Because they’re basically all chocolatey deliciousness and there’s not much in the way of flour. I made two batches over the last week. One to take to a friends birthday picnic and then another for DM to take into the office. According to DM the batch for the office lasted about 5 minutes. I’m assuming that’s a good thing.
For the picnic brownies, I used milk chocolate and about 100 grams of shaved almonds. But for the office brownies, I used a 48% dark chocolate and 200 grams of slivered almonds.
The difference is quite strong. The milk chocolate brownies taste sweeter, whereas the dark chocolate had a bit more crunch due to the slivered almonds and were a little more ‘adult’ in flavour . They would be perfect with a scoop of homemade ice-cream as a dessert, maybe with a dribble of salted caramel sauce? *drools a little and heads off to make another batch*
Both types were delicious. It just depends on your own personal taste. Using good quality butter, chocolate and cocoa powder makes a big difference with this recipe. Buy the best you can afford and you wont regret it! Both batches were perfectly moist in the center and a little crunchy along the edge with a really nice thin ‘crust’ on top.
They’re really quick and easy to make, so perfect if you’ve last minute guests or are craving a chocolate hit. Enjoy!
- 250 grams of unsalted butter
- 300 grams of sugar (I used whole sugar much like this) but use whatever you prefer
- 250 grams of good quality milk or dark chocolate
- 4 eggs
- 100 grams of gluten-free flour mix. I use Schar Patisserie Mix C Gluten Free flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of guar gum
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 200 grams of slivered almonds or other prefered nuts
- 70 grams of cocoa powder
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a 35 x 25 cm tray with baking paper
Place butter, sugar and chocolate in a saucepan or double boiler over a low heat until all the chocolate and butter has melted and combined
Take the chocolate mix off the heat and stir in the eggs
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, guar gum and baking powder together and stir into the chocolate mix with a wooden spoon until well combined
Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until it has firmed up a little and a few crumbs stick to a skewer when inserted
Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack. The brownies will continue to firm up as they cool
Makes about 25 brownies