Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday

I made brief mention the other day that I suspect I might have Celiac Disease. I haven't had this confirmed by anyone with a medical degree. I'll get working on that tomorrow perhaps. However, through my own rudimentary testing, I do seem to have some issue with gluten so I've been eating strictly gluten free this week. Unfortunately after 4 weeks on a cleanse, I'm starting to get a hankering for baking. So I decided to experiment with alternatives to wheat flour in some of my favourite recipes.

I made my brownies, well, actually they are my mum's brownies, and they turned out great! They are slightly more crumbly but aside from that, they seem exactly the same. The recipe is below.

Gluten-free Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup pure buckwheat flour
1/4 cup rice flour
chopped nuts (optional)

Cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix in the egg and then the vanilla. Beat in the flours and then the nuts. Spread in ungreased 8x8 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Yum yum!


Shan said...

Yay! Karen is back and with gluten free brownies! Glad you got your baking fix.

City Girl said...

I have been working the last month to figure out some of my food allergies so I understand how frustrating it can be. I seem to have some issue to wheat myself - when I know if I can eat sugar and dairy again, these are so going on my list. Have you read GlutenFree Girl? Her blog is super helpful.