Gluten-free American Chocolate Brownies

9 Feb

Here’s a recipe I’ve been making since my early teens, it’s a sure fire winner and I’ve adapted it to make it gluten-free.


  • 4oz/ 100g unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 oz/ 40g cocoa
  • 8 oz/ 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 oz/ 50g G/F self-raising flour ( I use Dove’s Farm)
  • 1tsp Xanthan Gum


  • 2 oz/ 50g raisins
  • 2 oz/ 50g walnuts (chopped)


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 4/ 350F/ 180C
  2. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat
  4. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir until blended
  5. Put to one side to cool slightly
  6. Beat the eggs and caster sugar together well, until pale. I use a Kenwood mixer, but a handheld would do just as well.
  7. Add the cocoa mixture and the vanilla essence
  8. Sift the flour and fold in until combined
  9. Stir in the nuts and raisins (if using)
  10. Pour into the tin and level the top
  11. Bake for 30 mins
  12. Allow to cool for 10 mins, before removing from the tin and stand on a rack to cool fully. Or, like me- eat whilst still warm!IMG_1816

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