Sunday, October 3, 2010

Report on the brownies and a little extra

If you love dark chocolate you would love these. Well if you love dark chocolate and Reese's peanut butter.  I remember having the same thought the year before when I used one of their chocolate cake mixes for her Tinkerbell cake. Because I had worked with the brand before I also remembered that if I followed the recipe as written on the bag that the product came out a little greasy for me.

I know that Gluten is the glue so that GFing especially baking is a different texture.  That does not mean that it needs to be bad.  I just played with what I choose to put in.

ok I did the 9x9 pan
and that means the list calls for
3 eggs
3/4 cup of oil
1/2 cup of water

Now there are a few excellent books  that will tell you what ingredients you can use in place of others Cooking Free by Carol Fenster, PH.D.  and The Kid-Friendly  ADHD and Autism Cookbook The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet are the ones I have been using and they have been very helpful.

Now here is what I decided to use:
1/2 cup of flax seed oil
1  1/2 cups of applesauce
1/2 cup of chocolate silk

I thought the batter looked a little dry so I added more chocolate silk and would stir just by eyeballing it I do not think I added a full 1/4 of a cup.

For the Reese's Peanut butter part
I use JIF   (I am sure that any brand will due you will need more or less salt or sugar)
I used 1 1/2 cups of JIF  (just pick out how p-nut buttery you want it to be add more or less)
1/4 cup of sugar to that
a pinch of salt
Stir until that is completely blended (you know this because while it is still grainy it is now a little runny at least for p-nut butter.
This is where the testing begins.  You will add salt and sugar stir then taste and repeat until you either have the perfect Reese's flavor or almost there.  If it is almost there and you keep playing with it you will ruin it.  I am speaking from experience.  I am sorry I do not have the exact recipe for you  but I was taught how to make this in middle school and the teacher taught us to eyeball all of it.

When I added the peanut butter I marbled it in the batter but dropping or any design would work just as well.

Now my reasoning for what I used.

Flaxseed oil- Ok yes this is VERY expensive but it is also pack the most bang for your buck health wise.  I tried EVOO  last time and it was just to oily so since I was cutting how much oil I was going to use I went with the good stuff.

Applesauce- It can be used in the place of eggs if they are needed as a binder or as a moisturizer.  

Chocolate silk- I wanted to make sure that it still had flavor and I was worried that adding all that applesauce was going to take away from it some.

If I were to try this again I would use vanilla silk and use plum instead of applesauce.  To help cut down on the dark chocolate flavor.

I live with 2 Dark chocolate LOVERS so I will be keeping this version for them and still looking for a different recipe for myself.

I am in need of a Southern Style Chicken and dumplings GF recipe that is tested if anyone has one. If no one else has one I will be posting one in the future.  I will be having surgery on 6th and they are saying I will need bed rest for a while so I am not sure how much I will be on in the next couple of weeks.  If you have any question I will get back to you it just make take a little while.


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