I don’t think I have ever made these brownies without someone remarking that they are incredible. Sounds like I’m showing off – I know – but they are insanely yummy! I make them in my trusty Thermomix but you could absolutely use a food processor. In order to make these gluten and dairy free for my tribe, I simply substitute Nuttelex for butter and I use Lindy 70% Cocoa chocolate which has no dairy in it. There are a variety of other dairy free chocolates which could use if you prefer but this is our fave! When morale is low, I make a batch of these and the family starts smiling again. Here’s the recipe – I hope your clan enjoys them as much as mine
- 440g sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder (If you want to make this gluten free, ensure your baking powder is free from gluten too)
- 65g cocoa
- 100g plain flour (I use gluten free flour to make these gluten free)
- 200g dark chocolate (I use Lindt 70% Cocoa as it is dairy free)
- 225g unsalted butter (To make these dairy free, I use Nuttelex)
- Large pinch of salt
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius
- Grease and line a 20 cm square cake tin
- Place sugar in Thermomix mixing bowl and mill for 4 seconds on speed 9, or 20 seconds in food processor. Add baking powder, cocoa and flour and mix 5 seconds on speed 10. Remove from mixing bowl and set aside.
- Place chocolate into mixing bowl and chop for 2 seconds on speed 5 or until it resembles 1 cm chunks – about 10 seconds in food processor. Remove from mixing bowl and set aside in separate bowl.
- If you are a Thermomix user, place butter and salt into mixing bowl and melt 2-3 minutes at 60 degrees celsius on speed 2. Once melted, leave in mixing bowl and allow to cool to 37 degrees Celsius. If not a Thermie user, simply melt butter and salt together in microwave and let it cool for 5 minutes before progressing.
- Add flour mixture and eggs and mix for approximately 30 seconds on speed 3 or until combined in Thermomix. If using a food processor, combine for about 45 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add chocolate and vanilla and mix for 10-20 seconds on reverse on speed 2 or until combined in Thermomix or about 20 seconds in food processor. You may need to use the spatula to assist.
- Spoon mixture into prepared tin and spread it out evenly. Bake for 1 hour or until top has risen and a skewer comes out somewhat clean – you still want it to be a little gooey! Allow it to cool completely in the tin before cutting it.