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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gluten-Free Fudgey Brownies (VERY chocolatey)

 IF you need gluten-free and sometimes CRAVE a taste of deep (strong) chocolate, this could work for you.  I prefer to keep these in a freezer container (in the freezer) and get just one at a at a time 'as needed'.

Some would say the 'chocolatey'  is too strong-- but, for a 'little fix' when  desperate times call for desperate measures... just sayin'!

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour, packed.  (I added one teaspoon, packed.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips  (roughly chopped, or left 'as is')
  • 3/4 cup copped nuts, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in bowl over boiling water.
  3. Add honey to bring down temperature before adding the egg.
  4. Whisk in egg.
  5. Combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda.  Add to the above and stir 'just' to combine.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
  7. Pour into a well-greased 8x8 baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Do not overbake.  (Mine took almost 30 minutes.)
These brownies cut best when they are COLD.
*If you like brownies that are more cake-like, add an extra egg

Where's the MILK!?!?

This recipe was adapted from:  ""


  1. I strolled through your blog and you share a lot of fun recipes. I wish I had a bigger kitchen... I am beginning to enjoy cooking... always liked baking, but I really have a tough time with my temporary kind of takes the fun out of it.

    As I read I was hoping to read about the cows and chickens, but I see your blog serves a purpose for your kids. I suppose they already know all about the cows! :)

    (I blogged the instructions for you to get rid of word verification).

  2. Good Morning, Gayle! In a minute, I'm going to go check out your instructions on the simplification process you describe. THANKS! Thanks, too, for your kind words. Actually,... my kitchen 'stinks' in size-- especially the one intended to be the 'main one' for this end of the house (the house that's pictured near the top right of my blog). I do have two kitchens, though-- one on each end of this house. My 'little mobile home-sized kitchen' has the dishwasher and 'more?' cabinets. The 'other kitchen' has 3x the space, but little on cabinets, etc. Why don't I permanently switch? Because this end is closer to the barn and allows me to glance that way and keep an eye on things-- every now and then, 'naughty' cattle 'find/MAKE a hole in the fence somewhere' or I can spot 'cows/heifers in heat', etc. This home, built in 1893 by my German ancestors was built for 'two generations' to live here at once-- they believed in taking care of their previous generation's folk through the end of their days. I LOVE that concept and it's been continued through the years-- right now, though, we're the oldest/only ones here. With no foster children at this moment, we have eight bedrooms to ourselves-- nutz, huh! Grandchildren love the 'BIGness'. I'm thinking that, in time, WE will be the 'older folks' in this house with a younger family also in it. It's something that has ALWAYS happened here. And, we've already had 'those arrangements'-- first, with my mother, through her last day here; secondly, with a couple of our children with THEIR families until they found affordable housing in the areas right for them. Works wonderfully! (The more, the merrier-- this goes right along with my thinking!) I do have another blog that I keep up with (pretty regularly, now that we sold our milk cows and I'm not in the barn every morning and night for a few hours). That 'rambling on' blog has been open 'by invitation'... so, if you would like to chance getting bored out of your skull as you look through it, you can send me your e-mail and I'll invite you. Try and I'll look for it. Again, thanks, Gayle! Happy Tuesday to ya!