Brownies are a gluten free bakers best friend and a great place to start out. They use less flour than regular cakes, so the missing gluten has less of an effect on your results. There also intentionally dense meaning that even if you under or over-bake, you’ll get away with it. I always use use chocolate with a hight coco content in my gluten free brownies, which helps your brownies set properly once out of the oven. And I add a little xanthan gum to mix just to be safe.
I would also recommend picking up a brownie tin. They’re fairly inexpensive and can be found easily online, the loose bottom means you don’t have to struggle getting them out of the tin (I hate turning brownies out, they always seem to break up on me), and some even come with a cutter which slots right into the tin.
- 100g butter
- 200g Dark chocolate (70% coco)
- 4 eggs
- 200g caster sugar
- 50g light brown sugar
- 100g Gluten free flour
- 1/2tsp Xanthan gum
- 30g Cocoa Powder
- 60g Dark chocolate chips
- 60g White chocolate chips
- 1tsp Instant coffee
- 1. Heat your oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4.
- 2. Grease and line a 40x20 baking pan (or brownie pan).
- 3. Add a small amount of boiling water to your coffee (just enough to dissolve it) and set it aside to cool.
- 4. Add the butter and chocolate to a microwavable bowl, microwave on full power for 15 seconds at a time, removing and stirring the mix each time, stop one all the chocolate has melted.
- 5. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar (both light brown and caster) until it's light and fluffy.
- 6. Add a small amount of the chocolate mix to your eggs and beat until incorporated then add this to the rest of the chocolate mix, add your cooled coffee and beat until fully incorporated.
- 7. Fold in your flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, salt and chocolate chips.
- 8. Add your batter to your pan and bake for around 30 minutes, the top should crack and the middle should be just set.
- 9. Once cooled remove from the tin and cut into even pieces (if you've got a pan like the one suggested in this post, the brownie can be cut directly in the the pan)
- Swap out the chocolate chips for a variety of fillings. we like chopped walnuts, marshmallows or dried tart cherries. You can also decorate your brownies by drizzling them with melted chocolate or dusting with icing sugar right before serving.
Thats my recipe for quick gluten free brownies. If you want to find more easy gluten free recipes, why not try my gluten free Victoria sponge, a perfect recipe for beginners.