Gluten-free seems to be a major food trend in today’s world. Some have to adopt the diet because they have a gluten allergy. Others just cut gluten out of their foods because they believe it to be a much healthier way to eat. No matter what the case, I’d like to provide a recipe for them, too.
One of my best friends in college had a gluten intolerance, I kind of felt bad for her. She couldn’t really eat a lot of the things that were available on campus. It was even worse when we would have some sort of class celebration. She always looked so bummed when she would look over all the amazing looking food.
So I did my research, and I found this recipe for brownies. I have changed it some because the original recipe always came out really dry and gluey, which was kind of gross. It took me about ten batches to finally get it right. And I made it a point to take it to every single classroom potluck just for her. She was super grateful, and it made me feel good that I could give her a little something special.
So here it is!
Gluten Free Brownies
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cups cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup gluten-free flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and lightly flour a baking pan. Set aside.
Create a double boiler on your stove. A double boiled is just a large metal bowl sitting over water that’s boiling in a large pot. Add the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder into your double boiler. Stir until everything is melted and combined. It should be a nice syrupy texture. Then add the vanilla and mix well.
Remove it from the heat and add the eggs one at a time. Be sure to mix it well. The add the flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Mix it until the flour is just barely wet. Over mixing can make your brownies really tough, so be careful. Pour the batter into your baking pan, and put it in the oven. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. The time will vary based on the pan size you’re using. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, the brownies are ready.
Allow them to cool for at least ten minutes, then enjoy!