So it’s the start of my recipe challenge and first up are Jamie Olivers chocolate brownies (Cook with Jamie – Fifteen Chocolate Brownies). Mission is to make sugar free, wheat free, dairy free chocolate brownies. So no small challenge there! I have also wanted to try chocolate and beetroot cake for a while, so I thought why not combine the two recipes and make chocolate brownies with a twist….
NB. Recipe makes – 4 to 5 chocolate brownies
- 125g soya spread (could use goats butter here)
- 100g cacoa (100% chocolate) – broken up (removed after more baking trials)
- 100g beetroot finely grated (half a large beetroot)
- 1tbsp desiccated coconut (not needed)
- 40g cocoa powder
- 35g rice flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 180oC/350oF/gas4. Line a small deep baking tray (6inch length) with baking paper.
In a pan gently melt the soya until smooth. Mix in the grated beetroot to combine.
In a seperate bowl sift together the cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add this to the soya mixture and stir well.
Beat the eggs and mix into the rest of the ingredients until you have a silky consistency.
Put mixture into the tray and bake in oven for around 20mins. Unlike cakes you don’t want a skewer to come out clean. Once ready the brownies should be slightly springy on outside but gooey in the middle. Allow to cool and cut in to squares to serve.
Chocolate sugar free brownie recipe challenge verdict:
|How easy…||Firstly a doddle to make and ingredients are store cupboard essentials.|
|Taste||The texture is pretty perfect and now the cacoa is removed the chocolate taste is not as bitter. I served mine with a dollop of goats yogurt with some fresh mint finely copped, also great with a handful of berries.|
|Cook again||The second attempt at this recipe challenge has nailed – tastes like a proper brownie and the texture will be perfect for other sugar free cake recipes.|
Thanks for all comments recipe has now been updated and trialled (2nd February 2009). Hope you all enjoy the chocolate sugar free brownies and let us know how you get on.