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
- 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!
- Pre-heat your oven to 180°C and grease a traybake dish with a little vegetable oil. This will stop the brownies from sticking!
2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter down in short blasts on a high heat in the microwave until fully melted.
3. Add in the sugar to the butter and stir until combined.
4. Mix in the vanilla extract and crack the egg into the butter and sugar mixture, then mix thoroughly again.
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.
6. Fold the mixture together until it looks smooth.
7. Pour all of the mixture into your tin and spread out using a spatula.
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.
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.
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.
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!