Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Gluten-Free Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Brownie

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Brownie

Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut Brownie Recipe

I always love a good brownie!  And, with chocolate and coconut, this dessert (or snack) is a welcome treat from the kitchen and is fairly simple to prepare and bake.

This is a recipe that I would have loved to put in our Gluten-Free Recipes book, but we didn't have it ready in time for inclusion. This brownie is wonderful in both taste and texture! And, it holds up quite nicely - I have allowed leftovers to sit out for a week and they were fine.

Here's a link to the recipe: Gluten-Free Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Brownie. Sadly, I would have had it posted online sooner if it were not for the nightmare of dealing with a downed internet connection for a while, that that is another story, and a frustrating one at that.

It features a semi-sweet, dark-chocolate flavor with hints of coconut. It's rather dense and torte-like too. Laura used some coconut flour in this recipe, along with the other GF ingredients like chocolate chips, cocoa, and condensed milk. Sorry, but this latest recipe is not dairy-free for all of you on the casein-free diet, but it is Celiac Disease safe! And, it is quite delicious.

I ate nearly the whole brownie over the period of a week. It made a great breakfast, dessert, and snack item for me, whether served plain or with ice cream.  For a variation, you can add a bit of coffee to the recipe for a nice mocha flavor too.   I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

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Sheri said...

Isn't it pitiful how we are at their mercy?


Dianne said...

Mmmmmmmmm! Brownies! Now you've got my attention! Can you send me about a dozen, that should get me through the next week! MAYBE!


Lynn Barry said...

What a total nightmare...my sympathies. I hate it when I am offline for even a short time. Glad you are back up and running.
the brownie recipe sounds fantastic. Except for the sweetened condensed milk and egg I think I can pull it off...I have never found that sweet rice flour. Where do you get yours? HUGS

Mike Eberhart said...

Regarding the sweet rice (aka glutinous rice) flour... if you have access to an Asian/Indian market, they should definitely have it - though, unlikely to be certified GF.

Or, mail-order... try ener-g foods:

Hope that helps! Thanks for the encouraging words too :)

Dianne, perhaps in the distant future we'll have teleporters for such things... if so, I'll gladly send brownies to you if I'm still around :)

Gluten Free Suzi said...

The chocolate coconut brownie sounds amazing. I am going to test it out this weekend.

I share your frustration with internet connections. I am lost when mine goes down.