Bakes, Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies

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Hello! Welcome back! This week I’ll be sharing my recipe for gluten free brownies. Don’t worry gluten eaters, you can make these too, simply by using normal plain flour in substitute!

~ Makes 12 brownies ~

Here’s what you’ll need for the brownies:

  • 55g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 70g plain gluten free flour blend
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:

  • 90g icing sugar
  • Cup of water
  • 10g cocoa powder

~ You can also add in chocolate chips for more fudgey textured brownies ~

Let’s get started!

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180Β°C and grease a traybake dish with a little vegetable oil. This will stop the brownies from sticking!
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2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter down in short blasts on a high heat in the microwave until fully melted.

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3. Add in the sugar to the butter and stir until combined.

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4. Mix in the vanilla extract and crack the egg into the butter and sugar mixture, then mix thoroughly again.

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5. Once you have all that combined, go ahead and add in all of the dry ingredients at the time time: flour, cocoa powder and salt.

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6. Fold the mixture together until it looks smooth.

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7. Pour all of the mixture into your tin and spread out using a spatula.

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8. Bake in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes depending on your oven type. You can check if they’re done by inserting a cocktail stick in the middle and if the brownies are fully cooked it’ll come out clean.

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9. Leave the brownie to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes then carefully turn it out onto a board. I then used another board and flipped the brownie back over so the top is now facing upwards again.

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10. Time for the icing! For these particular brownies, I’ll just be using powdered icing sugar, cocoa powder and water. Place all of the icing and cocoa powder into a bowl and gradually add drops of water until you create a thick icing that’ll set when it dries.


11. Here’s the fun part! Create whatever pattern you like on top of your brownies. I’ve put my icing into a piping bag to make it easier and I just made a zig zag pattern across the whole slab of brownie.

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 Also I cut up the slab of brownie before I started to pipe, I don’t think this really makes much of a difference to the end result though! And there we go! Yummy brownies for everyone to eat! I hope you enjoy making these!

If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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