I was going to go with a title more along the gluten free lines, but as a gluten lover, I decided against it. Whenever I see the words gluten free, I immediately think it’ll be dry & boring. There have been a few exceptions, but not enough to change my mind. Hence: Flourless Brownies. Technically speaking, they should be called ‘Accidentally Flourless Brownies’, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring. Alas, it’s true – I forgot to put the flour into the brownie batter. It happens to the best of us, okay?
It took me a while to figure out why my brownies weren’t setting properly, before it eventually dawned on me that I’d forgotten about the flour. I was devastated. I thought about chucking the whole damn tin in the bin, but I couldn’t bare to waste all of the butter and chocolate in the batter. So I patiently waited for the brownies to bake, keeping a Scale 5 Emotional Meltdown at bay as best as I could. Friends, let me tell you: I have never been so happy about a forgotten ingredient before.
Why can’t all gluten free baked goods be as delicious? We can dream.
- 300 g salted butter, cubed
- 500 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 5 eggs
- 500 g caster sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease & line a 9-inch brownie tin with baking parchment, then set aside.
- Place the butter & 400g of the chocolate into a heatproof bowl & melt together in the microwave, being sure to take the bowl out & stir the contents every 20-seconds. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with the caster sugar until just combined. Add the melted chocolate into the bowl & whisk until everything comes together, but be careful not to over-mix. Add the remaining 100g of chopped chocolate into the bowl, along with the pinch of salt, and use a wooden spoon to gently fold them through the mix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared tin & bake in the pre-heated oven for 45-minutes, or until flakey on top and still a little wobbly in the middle. The brownies need to cool in the tin for at least 1-hour, and after being removed should be kept in the fridge before slicing. Enjoy at room temperature with some ice cream dolloped on top.
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*recipe inspired by Justin Gellatly