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The Ultimate Chocolate Treat: Cocoa Brownies (gluten Free)

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Rich, fudge-like brownies with an intense chocolate taste.
Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 5 Ounce (140 Grams)
  Vanilla sugar 10 Ounce (280 Grams)
  Unsweetened cocoa 3 1⁄4 Ounce (90 Grams, Good Quality)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pure vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Large
  Brown rice flour 2 1⁄4 Ounce (65 Grams)
  Pecan nuts 2 Ounce, toasted and chopped coarsely (60 Grams)
Directions

* Preheat oven to 165° C (325° F),
* Spread the pecan nuts on a shallow baking tray, in a single layer, and let them dry in the oven at 80° (175° F) for about 10 minutes. Chop the nuts coarsely.
* Line a 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 in) square baking tin with parchment paper, leaving some paper to overhang on two opposite sides (to help you lift the brownies when cooked).
* Half-fill a small pan with water, place on medium heat until simmering. Pour butter in a medium heatproof bowl, then place the bowl over the pan, lower the heat and let the butter melt.
* Stir the cocoa in until combined, then add salt and vanilla sugar and whisk until combined in a gritty mix. The mix should be warm but not hot.
* Take the bowl off the heat, stir in vanilla extract with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, then add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously until the batter looks thick, shiny and smooth.
* Add the chopped nuts and flour to the cake batter and stir for 40 strokes.
* Pour the batter into the lined baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes off slightly moist with batter.
* Let the brownies cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then lift the brownies from the cake tin, place on a wire rack and let cool completely,
* Slice into 16 brownies.
* Store in an airtight container placing some wax paper between each layer, for 3 days, in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cocoa
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
16
Story
Recipe adapted from Alice Medrich “Bittersweet”
Subtitle: 
Cocoa Brownies

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