Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brownies 1.0

I made my first attempt at adapting a brownie recipe last night. It took a while to find a recipe for a fudgy-type brownie that did not call for unsweetened chocolate (which I did not have), but I finally found one that I felt was workable, and, most importantly, I had all the ingredients for.

The original recipe for Cream Cheese Brownies is from one of my favorite (non-allergy-friendly) cookbooks, Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen. It also has my favorite recipe for hot chocolate mix.

Here are my adaptations:
  • Used Ener-G Egg Replacer instead of eggs
  • Used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • Added 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

For a first attempt, it came out pretty good. It probably could have baked a bit longer; to say that it was moist is an undestatement. But it did bear a decent resemblance to brownies, unlike the Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownies I tried to make subbing Egg Replacer. Even DS#1 liked it. This is definitely a starting point, and I will post updates on my quest for good wheat-free, egg-free brownies.

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