From February 17, 2015

Gluten Free Brownies!

So, yes it can be done! Fairly easily, with only one item I don’t always have in my pantry. I had happened to pick up a packet of xanthum gum at the local grocery store a couple weeks ago because it looked like a good thing to add to the pantry. It was only about the size of a yeast packet and perfect for giving it a try…
I wanted to make brownies for my niece who was going to be watching Squishy, but they needed to be gluten free. She would be hanging out with Squishy for us one evening this week so we could go see and meet the B52′s!!!!!

I know, omg!!!!!
Anyways, back to brownies… Gluten free brownies! If you remember the Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies I made last week, I decided I’d try to modify that recipe. We’re not gluten free in our house, in fact I usually make things whole grain so this did involve a little reading up. And it worked!

They’re dark and rich and fudgy, just like you want a brownie to be. In fact I think the Mr liked these better than the original!

Gluten Free Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
1tsp xanthum gum
1/2 c social dark cocoa powder
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/4 c corn starch
1/2 c chocolate chips

Whisk dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Cream the softened butter, sugar, vanilla together and add the eggs. Add the dry to the wet and fold in the chocolate chips. Spread into a buttered or oiled 8×8 glass dish. It is very think batter and you’ll think it’s not spreading out ok, but it’ll be fine!
Bake 20-22 minutes depending on your oven. Edges will be slightly puffed looking and will have stated to pull away from the pan.