Tuesday, 14 February 2012

GF Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I thought this recipe was the perfect last minute Valentines Day Treat for your loved one, its quick easy and only takes about 25 minutes from preparation to eating. This is something you can grab the list of ingredients that you need on your way home from work and quickly make these, even after dinner. Serve with either a lovely cup of nice tea, some ice cream or your favourite liqueur, whatever tickles your fancy. A big Happy Valentines Day to you all, even just treat yourself, no Bridget Jones moment though, be strong and a proud single person!

After flicking  through my cakes and desserts sections I couldn't believe that I hadn't included one of my all time favourite GF recipes. It was also one of the first things that I began to cook after I received my diagnosis.

Unfortunately I cannot claim the fame and say these are of my creation, as much as I may like to, but these delicious brownies were found on www.taste.com.au, I couldn't get the direct link, but just look under GF chocolate Fudge brownies and they are the first recipe. The best thing about these brownies is they are so quick and easy to cook, it is literally sift the dry ingredients, make a well add some butter and eggs and mix together and within less then 20 minutes you have delicious, warm melt in your mouth brownies.

Those who are coeliacs know that going to functions is rather disappointing as there is maybe one or two if you are lucky types of food you can eat. I soon learnt to bring my own cake etc, wherever we went. These brownies were the easiest and quickest to cook and everyone loved them. I have to make sure I set a few pieces aside for myself before they are all gone. The cake is moist and filled with delicious chocolate goodness.

After I had surgery last year, my husband took over the cooking role. These brownies were the first cake etc that he had ever cooked. I still remember him coming into me in the bedroom asking if this package was the correct ingredients. I was so proud of him, when our guests arrived to wish me well and my hubby could serve up his own homemade brownies. He was as pleased as punch.

Now it has become almost like a fight to see who gets to cook the brownies. It's always nice to receive compliments about your cooking and not many people believe me at first, when I tell them my hubsand cooked them!

After nearly two years of sharing these delicious delights to myself, I will share with my readers these wonderful brownies. I guarantee everyone will gobble them up, telling you just how nice they are, with their mouths stuffed full of brownies. You will feel very satisfied at your achievements. Even if you aren't an accomplished baker, put that packet mix down and give this a try, you won't look back again!

Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Brownies

1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup plain gf flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten (just use a fork)
150g butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit. Grease a slab tin and line with baking paper. Sift flours, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl. Add sugar and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs (whisk first) and melted butter to flour mixture. Using a metal spoon, mix until just smooth. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 mins, or until the skewer comes out with crumbs clinging to it. Remove from oven, allow to cool in pan. Remove from pan and cut into squares. These are delicious with a nice cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. You can also eat them with ice cream and chocolate topping! (not recommend all the time!), or as I said for a special occassion with your favourite liqueor or glass of wine.

Don't forget you can follow me on Twitter @MMOAGFL or on Facebook under Mishaps and Mayhem of a Gluten Free Life. I recently wrote a guest post for Lifestyle Elements http://lifestyleelements.com.au/?p=1910 where I share my story of being a Coeliac.

Remember food bloggers this months #SABH theme is Love at First Bite, entries open on the 20th February and close on the 27th February. This month it is hosted by Nic writer of the blog Dining with a Stud,click on the link to enter http://www.diningwithastud.com/

I hope you enjoy these delicious brownies as much as I do, as have many of my friends and family!