What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

amazing gluten free brownies

Remember when I told you how much I love birthdays? Yeah, well, I got to take care of a friend's kids while she worked today, and one of them is having a birthday today. So I HAD to make something cake-ish. I decided to try a new recipe but since I altered it so much I'm going to pass it off as my own.

All ingredients organic, of course.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8X8 pan (I used pyrex and coconut oil and it came out like a dream). Put coconut oil, chocolate, sugar, and brown rice syrup in a pan and melt together on low until it's all runny (sugar will still be grainy). Sift in the cocoa powder and mix until incorporated. Set aside to cool. Beat the eggs and vanilla extract together until they're a bit frothy. Mix coconut flour and baking powder together in a small bowl. When the chocolate mixture is cool, mix into eggs until incorporated and smooth. Add coconut cream, then flour, then chips, mixing in between, just until each thing is incorporated and smooth. Pour into bowl, smooth the top (I used a squeegee spatula type thing), and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until it's done, the top will not feel wet. Cool and add ganache. I can't give you a recipe because I didn't really use one. I used melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and almond milk with vanilla extract.

Really really really good. Most gf brownies are made with rice flour and have a little grit because of it. These are velvety smooth (though they are a little coconut-ey, which I don't mind at all; if you do, you could sub butter for the oil and cream for the coconut cream). These are gooey and fudgey and just...well, let's just say I wouldn't kick them out of bed for eating crackers.

I know I tend to use these bowls for taking pics of food--they're so pretty I can't help myself. My mother in law gave them to me; they're from the Morikami gardens gift shop.


Ciria said...

Holy cow those look so good. I'm so fiending for chocolate now!!

Shauna said...

I'll have to try those. Ever since I went healthy 6 years ago I have been trying to find a gooey brownie recipe. I want the box brownie gooiness without all of the other crap. Thank you for the recipe!

Elaine said...

They were ridiculously good. Part of me very much regrets not taking some home (the ass? she differs. and the spare tire is in agreement... 2 to 1. BAH).

But seriously, I could eat those every day of the week.

The Caretaker said...

Hey L, nice blog, recipe sounds good, I'll send you my address so you can send me some. Meh.

StarBerry said...

Please add a new post! Drool is covering my computer.

ellie said...

OMG I am at the reference desk DROOLING and wondering if I could leave work at noon to make this cake-like-thing. But where do you buy coconut flour, I wonder? I guess PPLs must have it.