Makes 9 – 12 brownies
Adapted by GKC, original recipe by glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com
I am not a gluten free specialist but tried these with both gluten free guests along with others who are not gluten sensitive. All raved about these.
5 ounces high quality dark chocolate
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 rounded cup almonds, processed into a fine meal, or 1/4 ground almonds
1/4 cup rice flour (original recipe calls for brown rice flour)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
1/2 cup extra semi-sweet chocolate chips for the top (I recommend this)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil and lightly oil the bottom.
Using the microwave, melt the dark chocolate and margarine in a large (microwave safe) measuring cup. Stir together to combine. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs on medium high till frothy. Add the brown sugar and beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate mixture into the egg-sugar mixture a little at a time - incorporate it slowly- and beat well for a minute. The chocolate will look smooth and glossy.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond meal, rice flour, fine sea salt and baking soda; whisk together. Add the dry flour mix into the chocolate mixture and beat well for a minute. Add the vanilla, beat another half a minute or so. If adding nuts, stir in the nuts by hand and spread the batter into the prepared baking pan [this brownie batter is much thinner than any brownie batter, don’t worry]. Shake the pan a little bit to even out the batter.
Layer the semi-sweet chips all over the top of the batter and press them in slightly, if adding. Bake in the center of a preheated 350 degree F oven for 33 to 35 minutes, or until the brownies are set. Don't overcook. (The Gluten free Goddess recommends to err on the side of gooey. Gluten-free brownies taste better slightly undercooked and soft in the middle than over-cooked and crumbly.)
Cool on a wire rack; and remove the brownies from the pan by gripping the foil edges. Chill before cutting. These brownies were outstanding slightly chilled.