This one bowl chocolate chestnut brownies recipe makes rich, cake-like gluten free brownies made with chestnuts or chestnut flour and sweetened with honey. Chestnuts start showing up in grocery stores around the holiday season, so I'm experimenting with more chestnut recipes. Three out of our four baby chestnut trees are still alive, so hopefully one day we'll be able to use our own chestnuts. My last experiment was Cranberry Chestnut Bars. This time around I made chocolate chestnut brownies, which for some reason were more popular with the boys. (Can you say, “brownies”?) I skipped adding extra nuts, but you could easily stir in a half cup for some crunch.
When I was first married (nearly 20 years ago), brownies were one of the things I baked using a box mix. I had tried several recipes, and could never get that crisp edged/soft center combo that makes brownies oh-so-good. Then I found this recipe – the best homemade brownies I've ever tasted. I have not purchased a box mix since. You can make them with or without nuts, or half and half. The recipe is so simple that the boys can make it on their own. I hope you enjoy it, so you, too, never make brownies from a box again. [Read more…]
Think sourdough is just for bread? Think again. These amazing sourdough brownies are based on the “Impossible Brownie Pie” recipe in GNOWFGLINS Sourdough A to Z e-book. The lovely miss Wardee Harmon, also author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods, has graciously allowed me to share this recipe with you. [Read more…]