With The Great British Bake Off currently on our screens I thought I would post a favorite gluten free receipe of mine. I’ve always had such a sweet tooth and I love chocolate (what girl doesn’t!). Since I’ve been gluten free I’ve noticed so many variations to chocolate brownies (both cooking and eating). I’m not the greatest of bakers (I’m first to admit) but to be honest you can’t really go too wrong with chocolate brownies.
So I wanted to share with you, in my opinion, the ultimate chocolate brownie receipe taken from Eating Smart. What I love about this receipe is that the brownies have got a great texture, rich yet satisfying, crispy on top and soft in the middle and the best thing is that you don’t need to have a large slice to be satisfied. This receipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare and makes around 15 brownies (depending on how big you cut them).
200g bar of plain chocolate (make sure it’s gluten free!)
250g (8oz) butter
4 free range eggs
Few drops of vanilla extract
300g (10oz) caster sugar
125g (5oz) gluten free plain flour
Handful of glacier cherries (optional)
Icing sugar for dusting
You will also need a 28x18cm (11x7inc) oblong tin lined with baking parchment.
Set the oven to 190c, 170c (fan). 375f, gas 5. Melt the chocolate and butter either in a bowl in a microwave or in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Lightly beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the sugar, cherries (if using) and flour to the bowl and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Spoon the mixture into the lined cake tin and level the surface.
Bake the brownies in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes until just set to the touch in the centre. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar. Cut into squares and serve!!
Calorie wise per slice is 322 but definitely worth it and my friends can’t tell that they are gluten free. They go lovely with a nice cup of tea!