Monday, February 15, 2010

Gluten Free -Olympic Pep ...Chocolate Brownies

Everyone needs a little extra pep or energy and chia seed and flax are so good for you. I always think it is fun to add a bit of extra healthy stuff, even in a treat. Astoria Mills baking flours are enriched too!
Go for the Gold and Enjoy the Olympics ....and some Olympic Pep Chocolate Brownies.

1. - Blend together well in separate bowl
¾ cup Astoria Mills Pastry Flour Mix #2
½ teaspoon Xanthan gum
½ cup Chopped Walnuts
1/8th teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon ground Chia seeds
Set aside.
2. -In a small saucepan melt and set aside:
½ cup butter
¼ cup cocoa
3. -In a medium size bowl, beat
3 eggs until frothy, add, but don’t stir
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
Now add melted chocolate and egg mixture on top of flour mixture and stir all together quickly.
Scrape batter into an 8x8 square buttered pan. Bake in a 350 F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Don’t overcook. Frost while still warm. Cool completely before cutting.

Note: You can also use Astoria Mills All Purpose Flour Mix #1 for the brownie recipe above. They turn out great, Mix #2 makes them just a bit more oohey goohey, you decide.

Chocolate & Peppermint Frosting:
Beat together
4 tablespoons soft butter
5 tablespoons Boiling water
1 & 1/3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 or 3 drops of peppermint extract

Looking for some great tasting, soft moist gluten free breads. There is nothing like the fragrance of freshly baked bread and Astoria Mills mixes makes it soooo easy! Even a busy College Student could stir some up. No special utensils required.

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