Better late than never. At last, the posting for our gluten free version of the Best Ever Brownies, which we actually managed to make a couple of days ago for a birthday celebration, but didn’t have time to actually post.
Brownies have a special place in our hearts. In our own personal experience, we have been welcomed to several homes, including our current one, by some special neighbors bearing flowers and a beautiful plate of brownies. In fact, upon moving in to my very first apartment in this country, near San Francisco, my new neighbors, whom I had never met before, left a basket filled with brownies alongside a beautiful bunch of flowers by my doorstep. Continue reading
Brownies, no doubt due to their high chocolate content, are generally loved by everyone. What is it about chocolate? Is it the ensuing relaxation from its high magnesium content, or just the mere addictive qualities attributed to chocolate? Probably, all of the above. The creative ways of using chocolate are endless. Continue reading
Although we generally make all our baked goods from scratch, we came across the ‘NOW brand’ gluten free brownie mix, tried it out and decided to share it here. What intrigued us about this particular mix is that it contains no flour whatsoever.
The ingredients listed are: organic turbinado sugar, organic cocoa powder, instantized whey protein isolate, organic flax seed meal, guar gum, natural sea salt, organic vanilla extract, baking powder and natural almond flavor. The directions require the addition of 3 eggs, 2/3 cup of hot water and 2/3 cup of oil. We wanted to reduce the amount of the oil and instead used 1 cup of hot water and 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. It bakes for about 35 minutes at 350° F/180°C and, voila, the result was pretty impressive. We all loved it.
Do you have a favorite gluten free mix? What are your experiences?