Friday, October 1, 2010

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

Welcome to my first 21 for 31 recipe!

I found this recipe on by searching "gluten-free". These are yummy, and pretty cheap, too. One thing I like about these brownies is that they only use 2/3 cup flour, per batch.

I modified the recipe a little though - I used a 9 x 13 pan (instead of an 8 x 8), because I read the reviews and they said that it rises and overflows the pan a lot (when using an 8x8). I used 3 eggs (the recipe said 2), because the batter was like cookie dough, it just seemed way to thick. I used only 3/4 tsp. baking soda (instead of 1 tsp) the second time I made them, because the first time I made this recipe it would rise then fall, so I thought I'd just experiment a little. I used lard (softened) instead of the margarine the first time, and the second time I used 1/2 lard and 1/2 oil. Also, I used mostly white sugar, since we sometimes don't have much brown. They turned out great with only 3/4 tsp. baking soda, and the other changes I made.

Anyway, so here is the recipe with my changes:

Gluten-free Fudge Brownies

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free baking mix (such as Bob's Red Mill All Purpose GF Baking Flour®)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups white sugar (or 1/2 brown and 1/2 white)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup lard, softened or 1/2 oil and 1/2 lard

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix with a large spoon or electric mixer on low until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Scrape batter into prepared baking dish.


Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.

Another thing I did - The other day I doubled the recipe, and only mixed together the dry ingredients - I put it in a container with the instructions and ingredients on the top (since there is only 2 wet ingredients). So now, when I want to make brownies I just dump all the dry ingredients that I already mixed up in a bowl, add the wet ingredients, pour in the pans and bake. This is also a good idea to do for gifts - you could mix up the dry ingredients like I did and put it in bags and give away.

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