Gluten-free Mocha Brownies
Last year when I added the recipe Foolproof 4 Egg Food Mixer Mayonnaise I got into a bit of tizzy about what sort of suggestions I could offer for what to do with the leftover egg whites. Most of things that came into my head were desserts and I included a photo of a coco-mochaccino cake but because at the time I was trying to stick more with savoury dishes I never gave the recipe for that cake.
You can turn these mocha brownies into mochaccino cakes just by topping with meringue (egg whites blended till stiff white peaks with sugar and a pinch of salt). The ‘cino cakes look impressive but the base recipe is mocha brownies and to be honest they are perfectly lovely – and so so easy to make – all by themselves. I do love meringue topping though – it’s basically like vegetarian toasted marshmallows.
When I say the base recipe is mocha brownies I should also say that my mocha brownies recipe is basically Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with a little less chocolate and with strong coffee added in.
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Caramel with chocolate – or toffee with chocolate – is bound to be good. This recipe uses a mix of cornflour and cocoa powder instead of flour, meaning it’s gluten-free. This also has a little bit of coffee in it. Somehow coffee enhances the flavour of chocolate. The one thing I might change is to add in some toffee bits to the brownies.
Would it be too much to add in some marshmallows as well? Might be. But no harm trying.
These look so good! And I would never have thought of adding a cheesecake topping to brownies. A blackberry liqueur is used in sauce – it makes me wonder if you could substitute blackcurrants for the blackberries and use creme de cassis. I think that’s easier to find. Or maybe use cherries with some kirsch…
Anyway these look absolutely gorgeous. Definitely want to try them.
There are a surprising amount of really gorgeous looking vegan gf brownies out there. I chose this one because the ingredients are easy to find and it doesn’t contain any coconut. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of coconut but if you use it a lot (and it seems to be used a lot in vegan stuff) you possibly want something else for a change. Also I almost always have ground almonds in the press – and I’m choosing these recipes for me really. Would I add anything? Maybe some coffee. I love almonds but they are sweet and I like my chocolate dark – coffee can help bring out the darkness.
To make these gf just use a gf plain flour blend.