Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gluten free brownies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (38 grams) tapioca starch or tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) cassava flour (or substitute tapioca starch or flour)
  • 1 pound (454 grams) chocolate, chopped (semisweet or dark up to 85%, depending on desired sweetness)
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces or 85 grams) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons (8 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (200 grams) coconut sugar
  • Cocoa powder or confectioners sugar, for dusting (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • 2. Line a 13-by-9 inch (33-by-22 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a couple inches paper overhang on all sides.
  • 3. In a small bowl mix together the baking soda, salt, tapioca starch, and cassava flour (or tapioca starch or flour).
  • 4. Place a medium heatproof bowl on top of a pot of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water. Add the chocolate and butter to the bowl and wait patiently while they melt, stirring often, until it is completely smooth. Carefully remove the bowl from atop the simmering pot of water and let the mixture cool slightly.
  • 5. In a large bowl with a stand or hand mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs, vanilla, and sugar until the mixture begins to turn to a pale tan and thickens, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the flour mixture, switch to a spoon, and beat just until incorporated. Pour the melted chocolate and butter into the mixture while stirring. Mix until everything is completely incorporated and smooth.
  • 6. Scrape the batter into your prepared baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes, until the top looks dry, shiny, and cracked. Let it cool completely before cutting into 2-inch (5-cm) squares. If desired, dust with cocoa powder or gluten-free confectioners’ sugar.
from http://leitesculinaria.com/104462/recipes-gluten-free-brownies.html

Monday, February 6, 2017

Raw Chocolate Macaroons- Hail Merry Knock-Off

From http://www.tessadomesticdiva.com/2012/01/raw-chocolate-macaroons-hail-merry.html
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Serves: 32
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened preferable
  • ½ cup coconut oil (scant)
  • 4-5 tablespoon cocoa powder (good stuff, not cheap stuff, I really enjoy Dagoba...and they are local for me!)
  • ¼ cup honey, coconut nectar, or maple syrup (or more to taste, not too much though, or you'll mess with the texture. You could also use liquid stevia as a sweetness booster!)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until well mixed, scraping down the sides as necessary. You want to make sure all ingredients are incorporated, it will be thick!
  2. Roll into little balls with your hands, or scoop some dough out, and plop down on a wax paper or a Silpat lined cookie sheet.
  3. Chill in the freezer or fridge. Store in an airtight container, in the fridge or freezer.