These brownies are good. Really, really good… If I do say so myself.
The kind brownies that you could happily curl up and polish off an entire pan still warm oven, with a big scoop of ice cream and a mug of tea.
I conjured up this recipe on a L O N G ass bus journey home (all to avoid ‘orrible rush hour sweaty underground woes). It was my brothers birthday and as a gluten intolerant fella, I needed to whiz up some delicious baked goods sin gluten.
When folks think of gluten free baked goods, most think everything is going to be orrible, dry and crumbly. These babies definitely prove that belief wrong. Check out these gooey looking squares of mouth heaven…
Fancy a bite? LETS AV IT.
They are pretty straight forward. Here is what you need.
For the base –
1/2 bag of popcorn of your choice
Almost a WHOLE jar of Nutella
For the brownie –
115g unsalted butter (room temp)
200g milk/dark chocolate
250g granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
95g ground almonds
A few scoops of remaining Nutella
The rest of the popcorn
Pre-heat yo’ oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4
Line your tin with grease proof paper.
Pop on some music and grab a cuppa T.
First of all, the popcorn/Nutella base.
Chuck just over half a bag of popcorn into your food processor and pulse, gradually adding big dollops of Nutella. Keep whizzing until you have a beautiful smelling stodge.
Scoop this mix into the brownie tin and pat down to form the base. Scatter some popcorn over the top.
Shove to one side and get going with the brownie mix.
Start by melting the butter and chocolate together on a low heat in a bain marie type arrangement. Once combined, pop aside to cool.
Gradually add your sugar to the mix, followed by the eggs and the rest of the ingredients.
Pour your brownie mixture over your popcorn ‘n’ Nutella base, chuck the rest of the popcorn on top and pop in the oven for around 30-40 mins.
Once nice n crisp onto and gooey in the middle, they are good to go.
Leave to cool then transfer onto a plate/chopping board.
Rougly chop em into generous squares and DIG IN.
There is a single square left, I may or may not have it for breakfast…