Chocolate Therapy

Every once in a while the week gets a little overwhelming and a little Chocolate Therapy is in order! This is my new favorite brownie recipe. The recipe comes from the cookbook Entertaining for a Veggie Planet. They are delicious!!

I modified the brownies to make a gluten-free version, and they are a little bit hard to cut out of the pan so make sure to let them cool first, but let me warn you it will be hard to wait and you will probably have some nibbles of the edges while they are cooling.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons unsalted butter)
  • 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla plus 1.5 teaspoon water
  • 6 tablespoons flour (or for Gluten Free Brownies I used 3 tablespoons sorghum flour and 3 tablespoons millet flour plus a tablespoon of xanthan gum)
  • a dash or two of cinnamon

How to prepare:

  • preheat the oven to 350 ish
  • butter a 9 inch square pan
  • toast the walnuts for 5 minutes on a baking sheet
  • increase oven temp to 375 ish
  • melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave on high for 1 minute and stir until all the chocolate is melted
  • in a large bowl beat the sugar and eggs until they are light yellow
  • add the chocolate mixture, the vanilla/water mixture the flour the walnuts and the cinnamon
  • stir to combine and pour into the buttered dish
  • bake about 25 minutes

Bon Appetit!

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