Friday, April 10, 2015

ABC - Fudgy No-Butter Brownies

I'm late, late, late, but better late than never, I suppose. These Fudgy No-Butter Brownies were awesome! I was skeptical at first but I have to admit, it worked.

The ABC bakers had interesting challenge this month. Bake a gluten free brownie without butter. Mission impossible, you say? Not so much.

These delicious gluten free brownies were baked about a month ago for the Pi(e) Day celebration at work. I baked the batter in a 9" Pyrex pie pan and so the "Brownie Pie' was born :o)

"Brownie Pie"


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Some step-by-step pictures:

Easy and convenient




I call this Quality Control :o)
Yummy slice of Brownie Pie. Bon Appetit!


Final thoughts/tips:

  • Hubby liked these brownies, but found them a bit too chocolatey. He still gave them an 8 out of 10 rating.
  • I was pleasantly surprised about the itnense chocolate flavor in these brownies. The almond meal worked well.
  • The texture was great. It was somewhere between fudgy and chewy.
  • I was short about 25 gr of almond meal, so I quickly ground up some toasted almonds in my spice grinder.
  • The only changes I made were to bake this in a 9" Pyrex pie pan, and to add 1/2 Tablespoon of espresso powder to the batter. I also decorated the top with sliced almonds.
    • The recipe specifically called out to use natural cocoa powder for best chocolate flavor. Since I have Dutch cocoa only (brought back with me from the homeland), I used that. It worked really well. I didn't notice any degradation in chocolate flavor.
  • My brownies took about 40 minutes to bake. I was getting worried that the (thinly) sliced almonds on top might burn, but they were fine.
  • Will definitely bake these again. You can find the recipe HERE.
  • Don't forget to check out the other ABC bakers.

6 comments:

  1. How nice: a brownie pie! Good to know that Dutch cocoa (which I usually take) works as well. And the espresso powder intensifies the chocolate flavor, anyway. Can something be really too chocolate-y? Not for me :)

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  2. Looks really good! I wanted to bake but i changed my mind because I was worried flourless..will end up being too moist and I have to eat all right away..

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