Sandy pointed out in the comments of my last post, that it has been awhile since I posted a gluten free recipe. She's absolutely right, so here is the recipe for the brownies we made tonight. I started with a recipe that was on the back of a Hyvee can of cocoa powder, and this is what I ended up with. Very tasty, sort of like the original recipe, and I'm quite sure the 9 x 13 pan might not make it to tomorrow!
Grease a 9 x 13 pan and preheat oven to 350*
Whisk together 1 C Canola Oil and 1 C Cocoa Powder until smooth
Add 2 Cups White Sugar and 1 tsp Salt
Beat in 4 eggs, 1 at a time until batter is smooth and shiny
Add 1/4 tsp Baking Soda and 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
Add 1.5 Cups of Flour Blend of Choice (My preferred blend for this recipe is 1/2 C each of Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, and White Rice Flour)
Add 1 tsp of Vanilla and mix well
Pour into pan and back until brownies test done, approximately 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
For a variation, add 1 C of Walnuts, or substitute Mint Extract for the Vanilla
Just a side note, I know I cover a lot of ground on this blog. What with homeschooling, grief, gardening, gluten free stuff.... and all the other stuff I come up with, you really never know what you will get! That being said, I know that I have readers who come here for specific things and if you ever feel that I'm not devoting enough time to a certain topic, don't jump ship... just let me know and I'm happy to oblige! Maybe in a perfect world I would have enough time to do a dedicated blog for each topic, but the perfect earthly world is a myth we would all do well to banish from our thoughts!
Have a great Labor Day!