Saturday, April 11, 2009

Employee of the Week Brownies

gluten free browniesI made these brownies to celebrate Missy's Emloyee of the Week award at the middle school where she teaches english. She certainly deserves it! We ate the whole pan...

The recipe is off of the Nestly cocoa container, but I modified the directions a bit.

You need:
1 2/3 c. sugar
3/4 c. melted butter
2 T. hot water
2 large eggs
2 t. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour mix (that includes xanthan gum)
3/4 c. cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Mix the butter with the cocoa and water, then add in the sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a separate bowl, then mix that into the sugar mixture.

Put it into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 18-25 minutes.

If you halve the recipe, an 8 x 8 pan works well, but bake it for about the same time. They're ready when a toothpick comes out almost clean, or bake them until it comes out clean for less soft brownies.

While they're baking, make the frosting. The recipe is also on the cocoa container.

You need:

3 c. powdered sugar
2/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. soft butter
5-6 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

Mix 1 cup of the powdered sugar, the cocoa, butter, 2 T. of the milk, salt and vanilla with an electric mixer until it's creamy. Mix in the rest of the sugar and milk until it's frosting.

After the brownies have cooled in the pan, frost and add sprinkles. Yum. :o)


Gina said...

Mmm... brownies. I haven't had any in a long time. Now it's on my list of things to do! I love chocolate, and these sound very chocolaty.

Lauren said...

Mmm, those brownies look lovely!! I love the sprinkles =D.

Dana aka Gluten Free In Cleveland said...

those are so cute! i love the sprinkles!

yay frosted celebratory brownies!

Anonymous said...

they sound finger lickin' good :)
erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose

hannahpaige1989 said...

i just made these and they are soooo good. chocolatey! but mine are falling apart when i cut them apart. I let them cool completely so i'm not sure what i did wrong. i halved the recipe and made and 8*8 and baked them for 20 minutes. Any thoughts?

jacobithegreat said...

hannah- I've made them that way before, and I haven't had problems with them staying together. It might be the type of flours that you are using. What kind did you use?