Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Frosted Cake Brownies, Gluten Free

This is my second brownie recipe and because it’s more of a cake brownie, and I’m a fudgy brownie kind of girl, it wasn’t my favorite. Hubby agreed it wasn’t his favorite either. That’s not to say these are bad because they aren’t and I had a girls night in where they were all devoured by gluten eaters. If you like cakey brownies then these are a good one to try. I felt they needed a fudge frosting and it was a good combo.

Gluten-Free Brownies
Adapted from the Gluten Free Homemaker

¾ C butter
½ C cocoa powder
¾ C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
4 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/3 C GF flour mix (I used Gluten Free Mama’s Coconut blend)
½ t baking powder
¼ t salt
1 t xanthan gum
1 C GF chocolate chips

In a large saucepan melt the butter over low heat and stir in the cocoa. Remove from heat and add the sugars, use a wooden spoon to mix. Stir in the vanilla the add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Add to the saucepan and stir until the flour is moistened. Add the chocolate chips.

Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 30 min at 350 F.

No-cook fudge frosting
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

2 C powdered sugar
¼ C cocoa powder
¼ C butter, softened
Half a 1/3 C boiling water, or more for consistency change
1 t vanilla

Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa in a bowl. Add the butter, boiling water, and vanilla. Beat until combined and add more water if needed to reach a nice spreading consistency.

Hubby received his blood test results and he is not Celiac so that’s great news. He and his doctor agree that he is sensitive to gluten at the very least but at least we know it won’t slowly kill him. Last week he had an allergy skin patch test done to see if he’s allergic to different chemicals. Turns out he’s allergic to lanolin oil so I spent the weekend removing all the wool from the closet. I’m assuming there’s a lanolin derivative in the tape they used because he, like always, broke out horribly from the tape. I think it’s time we found a tape he can safely use.

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog via a google search on g/f turkey tetrazzini, and just spend the last several minutes going through your posts. Your blog is wonderful! My youngest follows a g/f diet, although all of us are reaping the benefits of living g/f (mostly wheat free).

    Ouch! That last photo looks quite uncomfortable. I have a similar reaction, albeit on a much smaller scale, when I use bandaids. I always attributed it to the adhesive, now I wonder if other factors are involved.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!