Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fudge Brownies

Who doesn't love brownies?! Especially topped with ice cream or with a glass of milk? 
Well for me, that would all be dairy free of course. 

Every other Sunday, my whole family gathers at my parents house for a Sunday lunch. And my mom always has to have a dessert. Well if she didn't I think she would have a bunch of whiney kids because there wasn't anything sweet ;) 
The only brownies that I have had gluten/dairy free were from a mix. I tried making them homemade, once.
Let's just say there is a reason I have never spoken about them...
They were defiantly a fail. 

But this past Sunday. My mom and I put our heads together and came up with a recipe. 

I browsed other recipes online to get an idea what people were using. There wasn't a specific recipe we followed. We just took ingredients that we liked and thought would work and used them. 

They turned out much better than I expected. Still when I bake stuff, I have no idea if it'll turn out or not. But the more I bake, the better stuff gets because I know what works and doesn't work. That's why we came up with this recipe. It's a very simple recipe. So most likely someone else out there has the same one. 

The brownies are very light, and cake like. Not dense at all. 
Most importantly, they are are full of fudge chocolate flavor. 

Fudge Brownies 


1 Cup Rice Flour
1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1/2 Cup Arrowroot Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Xanthan Gum 
1 Cup Shortening 
4 Eggs
2 Cups Evaporated Cane Juice (all natural sugar works well too) 
4 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract 


Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Grease an 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil or shortening. 
Combine all ingredients in order I have listed into a mixer bowel. Mix slightly after every ingredient. Once all ingredients are added, mix on high until well combined and the texture is smooth. **You want to mix very well to give the xanthan gum time to do it's job. Add water if it's not as smooth. 
Pour into baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 min. 
Test for doneness by using a knife or toothpick. If it comes out clean, they are done. If not, keep baking them. 

**Also these would be good to add any mix-ins you'd like. 
For example: Chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut, etc.