Friday, 25 March 2016

Gluten free Easter Treats

Always one to enjoy trying out new recipes I was happy to bake some Easter gluten free treats for us over the weekend. Still with the main oven broke, I thought it would be great to see how our temporary mini oven fared as up to know I've been putting off using it for any cake, biscuit or in this case gorgeous gooey brownies.

So we tried out one of the recipes from Discount Supplements supplier of protein and here are how to make them:

Vegan Cherry and Almond Brownies

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Linusit Premium Organic Flaxseed

120g dark chocolate


½ teaspoon coffee granules

125g self-raising flour


70g ground almonds

50g Naturya Organic Cocoa Nibs

¼ tsp baking powder

250g golden caster sugar

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

70g glace cherry (rinsed and halved)

Directions

1) Heat oven to 170° C

2) Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment.

3) Combine the flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water and set aside for at least 5 mins.

4) In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and coffee with 100ml water on a low heat. Allow to cool slightly.

5) Put the flour, almonds, cocoa nibs, baking powder and 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl and stir to remove any lumps.

6) Using a hand whisk, mix the sugar into the melted chocolate mixture, and beat well until smooth and glossy, ensuring all the sugar is well dissolved. Stir in the flaxseed mixture and vanilla extract, the cherries and then the flour mixture. Stir until combined and spoon into the prepared tin.

7) Bake for 35-45 mins until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean with moist crumbs. Allow to cool in the tin completely, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days.


Chocolate and cherry gluten free brownies

Of course I had to add a sprinkle of edible glitter too! They were absolutely delicious and I would use the Naturya Organic Cocoa Nibs again, so versatile for lots of different recipes or sprinkling on ice cream or other desserts.  The Linusit Premium Organic Flaxseed is another great addition to the food cupboard, a source of omega 3 and other nutrients that you can add to anything from soups to salads.

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