I made these gluten free brownies for my first gluten free tasting party and these were the biggest hit. In fact, I used oil instead of butter to make them dairy-free. These brownies are very rich, chocolaty and moist. I like to keep them in the oven for 5 minutes less than the recipe because in my book, fudgy and slightly underbaked brownies are the winners.
Orly's Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
Makes 9 large brownies or 16 small brownies
1 cup (250g) butter
1 cup (300g) tightly packed brown sugar
1 cup (250g) dark chocolate, melted
½ cup (80g) Sydney Blend
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup (65g) cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
¾ heaping cup (100g) walnuts chopped
1 cup (100g) mini marshmallows
Heat: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9" square tin with baking paper.
Mix: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar for about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Add the melted chocolate and mix until fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together Sydney Blend, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on medium-high speed until combined into a thick batter. Add walnuts (or pecans) and marshmallows (or chocolate chips) and incorporate through the mixture. Pour the batter into the pan and use a spatula to spread it evenly.
Bake: Bake brownies on center rack for 40-45 minutes. After cooling, dust brownies with icing sugar or cocoa and serve with vanilla ice cream.