Chocolate Brownies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.comIt’s no secret that one of my favorite things to eat is brownies. And when Amy Fothergill sent me her cookbook, The Warm Kitchen, to review, her Chocolate Brownies practically begged me to bake them. 

So in true food blogger form, I whipped up a batch for dinner one night.

I’m admittedly a pretty lazy cook. Most of my gluten-free brownies (or gluten-free anything, for that matter) are one-pan sorts of deals. You could say I’m pretty much a dump, stir, pour, bake kinda cook. But Amy is a chef, and making her brownies made me feel like I was one, too!

Melting chocolate and butter, whisking eggs and sugar… I even had the help of my very own personal 8-year old sous chef. 😉

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.comWhile the brownies baked, my 3-year old graciously volunteered to lick out the bowls and spoons I had used. She can be so helpful. As the chocolate goodness cooled my poor family suffered for half an hour while I photographed the brownies to my little heart’s content. 😉 My kiddos hung around me like bees around a flower garden waiting “patiently” for me to be done. Who can blame them? It is rather hard to resist gooey, fresh-from-the-oven brownies.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.comOf course they weren’t disappointed by the reward of their “patience”! Just look at all that beautiful chocolatey goodness, drizzled with ganache and sprinkle with almond slivers! Amy’s Chocolate Brownies are pure deliciousness! 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.comFull of delicious home-cooked breakfasts, hearty Italian-style entres, and decadent desserts, The Warm Kitchen, by Amy Fothergill, is easily a must have cookbook for anyone starting out on a gluten-free diet. Before the recipes even get started, Amy helpfully explains how to stock a gluten-free pantry, the differences between the myriads of gluten-free flours, and how to substitute things like dairy and eggs, for those with multiple allergies.

Throughout the cookbook, Amy includes helpful definitions of basic culinary terms (like mirepoix and saute) to make you sound like a chef, as well as “cooking lessons” to make you feel like a chef. She also includes tips for pairing certain entres with the best sauces and sides, and how to make most of them into either a Mexican, Greek, or Indian dish (besides Italian, of course). Even though I’ve been in the kitchen for 10+ years now, I still learned a few things!

e recipes are definitely family friendly, using common gluten-free ingredients and easy to understand instructions. It’s no wonder it was voted 2nd best gluten-free cookbook by the GFA awards!Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.com

Want to win your own hardcopy of The Warm Kitchen? Amy has graciously let me give one away! Just enter below: 

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Now back to those brownies…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from the Warm Kitchen | RaiasRecipes.com

Chocolate Brownies
Free of gluten.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  2. 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate (or 6 T. cocoa powder + 2 T. butter)
  3. 1/4 c. butter
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1/2 c. evaporated cane juice or coconut sugar
  6. 1 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
  7. 1/2 c. gluten-free flour blend (Amy has one in her cookbook)
  8. 1/2 t. salt
  9. 1/2 c. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place both chocolates and butter in a bowl and place over a pot of simmering water to melt chocolate. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F, and grease and 8x8-inch pan.
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, evaporated cane juice and vanilla until smooth. Add the cooled chocolate and mix with the whisk.
  4. Add flour, salt and chocolate chips and mix with a spatula until blended. Pour into the pan and use a spatula to get out every last drop.
  5. Bake about 25-28 minutes. The brownies are done when you can smell the chocolate and a toothpick inserted in the middle has moist chocolate on it but is neither dry nor very wet. (Brownies should pull away from the sides slightly.)
  6. Cool for at least 15 minutes before frosting with Chocolate Ganache (see recipe below).
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Amy frosts her brownies with a delicious looking chocolate ganache that is also found in her cookbook, but I didn’t have the ingredients for it, so I just whipped up my own. 😉
Chocolate Ganache
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Ingredients
  1. 2 T. butter
  2. 2 T. honey
  3. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in honey and cocoa powder.
  3. Let cool a few minutes before using. (This allows it to thicken up a bit.)
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50 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies

  1. Raia, your photos make Amy’s brownies look even more divine! Must try this one soon … or maybe wait until after bathing suit season? 🙂
    ~jules
    gfJules.com

    1. Haha, extra chocolate drizzles are wonderful, aren’t they? I’m sure my sous chef would love to help you out with all your delicious baking needs. 😉

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  3. Hi Raia,
    Yum! These brownie look fabulous. They look so moist and filled with loads of chocolate flavor. Thanks for sharing on review on the cookbook too.
    Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned.& twitted!

    1. Ooops! You can delete the link to my twitter share so I don’t look like a spammer! I meant to write:

      Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  4. Now I’m wanting some brownies! Loving the toppings, and I know exactly what you mean about everyone buzzing around while you’re trying to get some good pictures. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  5. Those brownies look amazing! Can’t wait to try the recipe. Her cookbook sounds like a great resource and cookbook for those navigating the gf lifestyle. Thanks for sharing!