Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dangerously Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

I call these dangerously delicious brownies because they literaly put me in the emergency room. No joke. 
But calm down, they're totally fine to eat. In fact, they cam out perfect, and delicious, and chocolatey. And I'm totally fine. No allergic reactions, no food poisoning, I didn't create some crazy chemical reaction that turned my brownies into a drug. I just need to vacuum my floor better before I atempt to take food photography shots from now on.

Mitch likes to fish. (there's a connection here I promise) I guess he dropped a fishing hook and it has been hiding in the carpet for weeks, more likely months, innocently invisible. I found it, accidentally, in the worst way: while crouched on the floor,  taking photographs of these delicious brownies (right in front of the sliding doors to the balcony gets the most light, what can I say?). It went right through my jeans and up inside my knee. Not fun. Not my favourite surprise.

I like to think of this as the action shot - the moment it all happened.

After a mild solo-freak out. I called Mich in a panic:
"yes a fish hook!"
"no, I don't know how it got there."
"I was taking pictures of my brownies!"
"Yes, I made brownies,"
"no, they're gluten free."
"I can't use your leather-man to get it out, that's scary!"
"I can try to send you a picture if you think it will help, but just come home."
"This feels groooooss!"

So with Mitch on his way home from work to take me to the clinic, I did what any grown woman does in time of crisis - I called my dad:
"Yes, a fish hook!"
"No, I don't know how it got there."
"Yes, Mitch is on him way home."
"My last Tetnaus shot?!?!"
"I don't know!"
Thanks fo freaking me out even more, Dad.

Anyway, after anxiously waiting the fourty minutes for my heroic ride to arrive, we made  a quick hobbling jaunt to the hospital. We talked to a lovely nurse who calmed me down and called Mitch an ass hole for being so careless. A different, and very apologetic nurse put a huge slice up my favourite pair of Vero Moda jeans (she had style under those scrubs, I could tell). There was a numbing needle, the doctor made a little incision into my knee and that barbed bad-boy was out, put a bandaid on it, and I was home again. I finished taking my pictures and changed into some less disasterous pants. And here we are now - Amazing gluten free brownies. 
I'm still fearing I'll need a tetanus shot... But for now chocolate will suffice. Also, Mitch owes me a new pair of pants.

These brownies are so rich, and soft. They're very light too, they didn't sit heavy like a regular baked dessert. And so moist and chocolatey! And bonus, they're so easy! No melting chocolate, no icing, and one dish! ugh, I want more!

Recipe & Ingredients - adapted from Empowered Sustenance
makes about a dozen brownies
ps, If you've never checked out Empowered Sustenance before, do so, she's full of amazing recipes and knowledge
  • 1/2 cup minus 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour, (yes that's all)
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons liquid sweetner (I used a combination of honey and coconut nectar)
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 300 F and grease a 9x9 in baking pan or dish. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl, then pour into the baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a knife comes out of the middle clean. Do not overcook them, they'll be too dry.
cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then slice and slide out, the should come out of the pan super-easily!
These will keep in a tupperware fore a few days.

So I think the real question here is, what brand of Jeans should I be investing in next?

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