I must admit I have a bit of a weak spot for chocolate brownies who can resist (or live without) that delicious, dense, chocolaty goodness....
Luckily half of this brownie is going to friend who is celebrating his 30th his wife, an old friend of mine, made me my first Gluten Free Brownie a couple of years ago. That particular brownie was such a hit at our Australia Day Celebrations (held in a very un-Australian way of staying indoors ALL day due to the extreme heat that was burning down that day!)that I do believe that he didn't get any due to his absence when it was taken out of the oven and eaten as soon as it was 'cool' enough to not burn our mouths! So, this brownie post, and the little box above, is for him; Happy 30th Birthday!
Chocolate Brownie with Nuts - Gluten Free of course!
250g good quality dark chocolate, broken
240g butter, softened
1 cup castor sugar
125g Gluten Free plain flour
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pistachios & walnuts)
Melt chocolate and allow to cool.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
Add the chocolate and flour and mix well. (will look like a light chocolate frosting mixture)
Chop nuts and sprinkle over 24cm square, lined cake tin. Pour and smooth mixture over the top and bake in 170C oven for 40minutes.
Allow to cool in tin for 10minutes before removing and cooling on rack.
The top will most likely crack, however this is what i love about this brownie, there is a wonderfully crunchy sugary top to it but once you go beneath the surface there is that dense chocolate brownie...
I highly recommend this is served just slightly warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.