Saturday, February 4, 2012

Brownies Topped with Ganache, GF



These delicious easy to grab brownies will be part of my food spread tomorrow for the Superbowl. I love this brownie recipe (it can be made non-gluten-free, just use regular flour and eliminate the xanthan gum). And a word about the ganache: Please make it (okay, that's three words). It will change your life. This ganache is obedient, simple to make, and delish. The consistency is perfect and it spreads exactly where I tell it to. Obedient ganache. Now if my kids were that easy to manage.
Gluten-Free Brownies Topped with Ganache
½ cup (1 stick) butter
½ cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup gluten-free flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill GF Flour)
¼ tsp. xanthan flour
¼ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan. In a medium saucepan melt butter. Remove melted butter from heat, add cocoa, and stir until well blended. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Stir in vanilla, flour, and salt. Do not overbeat. Spread in prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let brownies cool completely before cutting.

Ganache
Ingredients:
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp whipping cream
2 Tbsp corn syrup

Directions:
Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat and add cream and corn syrup. Mix till smooth. Pour over brownies, cake, etc...

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