Most cafe’s these days seem to think that the only cakes that those of us who follow a gluten free diet seem to like is a chocolate brownie. Whilst some places get the brownie right the majority seem to bake it heavy and tasteless which often makes me hate the humble brownie. Today I have a lovely guest post for you from Sam aka Olive who blogs over at Petite Olive and has perfected the perfect gluten free brownie!
Olive has very kindly shared her recipe for the perfect gluten free brownie and I am sure you will agree with me in saying that they look amazing and I can’t wait until I am well enough to give these a try for myself!
Over to you Olive! …
One of the main reasons I love to blog is because you find people with the same interests and lifestyles as you. Through posting about gluten and wheat free recipes I connected with Nikki and I’m so excited to be doing a guest post for her!
Having a gluten or wheat intolerance like myself doesn’t mean we cant enjoy indulgent treats like gooey brownies too! I love this recipe because nobody would guess they’re gluten free, its really easy to make and most importantly they’re delicious!
You can completely customise this recipe with any kind of topping/filling you want but for this recipe I’m going with Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter brownies.
The flour I’m using is from Doves Farm and it’s a blend of Rice, Potato, Tapioca, Maize & Buckwheat flour. You can get this from Holland and Barrett or directly from their website www.dovesfarm.co.uk
You will need:
150 g Plain Chocolate (I have a crazy sweet tooth so choose to use 75g of milk & 75g of plain – personal preference so use what you would want.)
100 g Butter
200 g Sugar
100 g Plain White Flour Free From Gluten
1 tsp Baking Powder
4 tbsp Peanut Butter
100g Chocolate Chips to decorate
1. In a bowl, gently melt together the chocolate and butter.
2. In another bowl mix the sugar, flour and baking powder. (Leave out the baking powder if you prefer more dense gooey brownies. Adding the baking powder will make them more ‘cakey’ – again, a personal preference!)
3. Beat the eggs into the dry ingredients.
4. Once completely cooled, stir in the melted chocolate and butter.
5. Pour the mixture into lined baking dish.
6. Marble the peanut butter into the mixture and cover over with the brownie mix until no peanut butter is showing on top
7. Sprinkle on chocolate chips (Leave this out if its chocolate overload. Blame my sweet tooth!
8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 22/25 minutes.
7. Cut into squares or slices of your choice.