Are you starting to think about what you will make your gluten free love for valentines? These brownies taste great. The naturally raspberry flavoured butter-cream is the ‘icing on the cake’ to making them taste amazing! They are not dry or crumbly and they make the perfect little valentine treat for your gluten free love. The celiac and non celiacs in my family all loved these, when I made them this week as a test!
For dessert, I made up a brownie for each person and then I left the icing bag in the fridge for my hubby and teens to enjoy filling their own brownie with fresh raspberry butter-cream icing. One brownie at a time … whenever they wanted one! This way each person could put as much or as little icing as they wanted! I’m sure you can guess that my diabetic hubby used very little and the teens loaded it up with icing!
I hope you enjoy the FREE video demo that you will see in the recipe sheet. I’m visual, if you are as well … I hope it helps you ‘see’ what you need to do. There are some tips that may be helpful in getting the best results … it’s just 5 minutes and may save you wasting ingredients!
As for the flour, I use my 1:1 Blend. If you aren’t going to use that … and the brownies do not turn out … remember that your flour choice can make a BIG difference in the end product. You can get all my ideas on what blend I would use and my recipe and such at my 1:1 Flour Blend Video Demo.
1cupFrozen Raspberries(see instructions, separate juice)
Hope you take the 5 minutes to watch the video … as some tips can make the difference of being successful! Enjoy making these fun Gluten Free Brownies.Defrost the frozen raspberries in your microwave, then place in a sieve that is placed over a bowl/measuring cup to catch the liquid. Set to the side while you make your brownies. You will use this for the icing.Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Once melted add your instant coffee. Stir and set to the side to cool.In a bowl, measure and whisk the 1:1 flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthum gum (omit if not using my flour and yours already has it in it). In a second bowl measure and beat your eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add your egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir. Once completed mixing, add your chocolate mixture and combine well. I have a small 9.5×13.5 inch baking sheet that I use for these chocolate heart brownies. Grease the pan and line with parchment paper, this allows you to be able to easily transfer it to a cutting board later. I use my scoop to place ‘scoops of batter’ all over the parchment … it makes ones life easier when spreading the dough! Spread the batter evenly in pan. Bake in a 350 degree F preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool for 15 minutes. While the brownies cool, you can make the butter icing. Transfer the cooled brownies to a cutting board. Use a heart cookie cutter to cut out the brownies. Then use a serrated knife to slice the brownie hearts in half, to be able to pipe in the icing. Fill your piping bag with icing, I use Sugarbelle decorating bags because they are small and perfect for cookies and small decorating jobs. I use a round tip. If you don’t have a piping bag or tip, just use a sandwich bag and cut a small corner out of the edge .. it works! Cover one side of the heart with icing and then place the other side of the heart on top. You can serve the brownie just like that, or I like to sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar… I find it adds a nice touch! You can use your fingers to sprinkle the icing sugar or I use an icing sugar gadget and it does a nice job. My icing duster was given to me as a gift and I love it. I have never found one just like it .. but if you want something similar … I did find an icing dusterthat can also be used to dust cake pans with flour … not necessary but fun! You can really decorate these however you would like. Happy Valentines Day to your gluten free love.Enjoy!