Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Gluten-Free Birthday Party Series: Gluten, Grain, and Sugar Free Fudge Brownies

More shiteous food photos.  Honestly, I am shocked with all the chaos and running around that I was able to snap anything at all.  The dark black/brown square blobs on the left are brownies.  And not just any brownies.  Delicious, insane, decadent, fudgy, perfect brownies.  That also happen to be free of grains, sugar, and gluten and nuts/nut flour.  Yes, it is possible.  But healthy, no they are not.  These are some once-in-awhile type treats for sure.  Pictured at right are some raw coconut cake bites, which I'll post later on.  For now, lets talk about brownies.  Delicious fudge brownies to be exact!

Gluten, Grain, Sugar, and Nut Free Fudge Brownies
1 stick organic pastured butter
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup erythritol
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup SF chocolate chips (optional)

In a double boiler, melt your unsweetened chocolate with your stick of butter.  When fully melted, remove from heat and add in erythritol.  Let cool a bit before adding your egg yolks and vanilla extract.  Stir well.  In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, baking powder, and pinch of salt.  Pour wet into dry and mix well.  Pour into greased 8x8 brownie pan and bake at 350 until the corners are starting to harden.  The batter will taste grainy as the erythritol crystals will be a bit crunchy.  Don't be scared!  I was!  It came out fine and they were not grainy in the least!  In a regular oven this would probably be done in 20 min.  In mine it was more like 25-30.  But you do not want to over bake these so I'd start checking at 15 and go from there.  The consistency of these was just between fudge, and a brownie.  For all those times I lamented too cakey brownies, too dry, too light, too whatever, this is the brownie to end all others.  What's the secret?  You need the full stick of butter, don't use oil, and you need YOLKS not whites.

This would be a slam dunk passover recipe too.  Have at it GFG peeps!  Xoxo GFG

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a nice, easy recipe. I like those. :) Thank you for sharing. Not quite sure why the chocolate chips would be optional though. LOL.