Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

May-Button-ClaireyI was clearing and cleaning out the pantry the other day, putting groceries away, and just moving things around.

It was then that I discovered I have a mouse/mice, as my packet of Self Raising flour had a hole it in, as did my caster sugar and my muesli.

I wasn’t happy.

I bought a few traps, and so far I have caught one of those bastards.  Thank you peanut butter (I know I shouldn’t have it in the house, but peanut butter is like chocolate to mice).

While in my cleaning mode, I found dark chocolate, that I totally forgot I had.  Still in it’s best before date (for another year, whoot), so I figured I should use it before I forget that it’s there.

So I thought about what can I make for the kids that I know that they will eat.  Brownies came to mind.

Out came the cookbook to my trusty Brownie recipe, which I have made a zillion times.  I have no idea where I found it.  All I know it’s hand written (in my awful writing).

The original recipe is not Gluten Free.  However I decided to Gluten Free-ied this recipe and it’s divine.  So Enjoy!

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert, Slice
Serves: 16
 
Gluten Free Brownie using Dark Chocolate
Ingredients
  • 200g 70% Dark Cooking Chocolate (or higher)
  • 100g Butter, chopped
  • 1cup Almond Flour
  • 1tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • ⅛ cup | 2tbs of Cocoa Powder
  • ⅔ cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180c | 390f
  2. Line a 12x7" baking dish with greaseproof paper
  3. Over a double boiler melt butter and chocolate over low heat until smooth. Allow to cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix almond flour, baking powder & cocoa.
  5. Stir in sugar.
  6. Pour the dry ingredients into the chocolate mix, gently combined
  7. Stir in vanilla & eggs until mixture is glossy and all combined.
  8. Spread mixture into a tin and bake for 20 minutes.

Notes: You can bake it longer for 20 minutes, but no longer than 30.  I like mine soft and gooeyish (like the picture).