There really is something about still warm, fudgey, decadent dark chocolate gluten free brownies isn’t there? Even as I’m typing this my eyes keep straying to the pantry where I know there are 2 remaining brownies hidden away for dessert tonight. You see that’s the problem with being a baker. You have to eat the damn stuff you cook! And yes I do realize that that is not strictly a “problem”, but well, it is when you’re trying to be healthy and lose a bit of weight!
I realized the other day though that I hadn’t baked anything delicious for some time and I had a serious chocolate hankering… not to mention friends coming round for coffee in an hour. So you know. Excuses people. Excuses. Now I pretty much keep a stocked cupboard, meaning I could bake just about anything at short notice. This is something I’ve been keen to do since I was a teenager and somewhat in love with Nigella Lawson… or her store cupboard rather.
So using our friends coming over as an excuse I decided to whip up these perfectly fudgey, delicious, dark chocolate gluten free brownies. Mmmmhmm brownies and coffee! Heaven I tell you. The point of these gluten free brownies though is to be able to create a delicious, fudgey dessert/snack without needing to keep random ingredients in your pantry that always end up going off because you don’t use them often enough. You want (or shall I say, I want) to be able to quickly whip up a yummy afternoon tea whenever people drop by.
That’s where we start our story today. In the pantry, with a selection of ingredients that you can keep on hand without a problem, providing you with the perfect dish to whip up whenever you need it…. even if you only need it because you need chocolate… like… now!
So there you have it. The most delicious batch of rather naughty, dark chocolate brownies made just that little bit nicer with little tart bursts of raspberry. You really can’t beat it! Now I’m off to investigate those two pieces hiding in my pantry…. sssshhhhh!!!! I’m sure hubby won’t notice if I eat both.