Dancing in the Kitchen with Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
I’ve been teasing about it for weeks now, and I couldn’t be any more excited about the official publication of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. You can already get Shauna’s first cookbook on sites like Amazon and B&N.com, and it will be showing up in stores nationwide over the next week or so. Shauna recently announced an opportunity for fans to try recipes from the book even before it was in stores, so I couldn’t resist. I chose to try the gluten-free peanut butter brownies of course, since you all know I’m a baking maniac.
gluten-free baking ingredients
gluten-free floured pan
I’d never bought oat flour, sweet rice flour, or xantham gum before. You even dust the pan with the sweet rice flour.
melted chocolate and butter
I can’t give you the recipe (check out the book for it), but it starts out like most brownie recipes, melting some butter and chocolate. Mmmmm.
gluten-free flours
The flour combination is pushed through a sieve. Besides the gluten-free flours, this is pretty straightforward.
gluten-free brownie batter
And like any baking recipe, you combine the wet and dry ingredients to create the batter. At this point it’s a little firmer than some brownie batters I’ve made.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
Then you spread the batter in the pan and top it with dollops of peanut butter — my favorite flavor combination.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
Then gently swirl the peanut butter into the chocolate. I was ready to eat the raw batter at this point.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
They baked up perfectly in the exact amount of time specified. Like a lot of brownies, they puffed up a bit in the oven and then settled a bit after sitting.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
Once they’d cooled a little, I turned them out of the pan. Unlike some brownies when it’s almost impossible to do this, these came right out in one piece. Flawless.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies
Then came the eating, and there was a lot of that. I guess I’m biased because I absolutely adore peanut butter and chocolate together, but these were amazing. I seriously don’t think anyone would even know they were gluten-free unless I told them. And honestly, I’ve had a lot of gluten-free treats in bakeries, and I’d trade them all for a pan of these. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef.

15 thoughts on “Dancing in the Kitchen with Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

  1. I have a friend that has celiac disease and I've been looking for a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe (I was just going to substitute with Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free flour). I'm actually going to be heading to NY this weekend and have a whole sugar trail planned =)

  2. f&f: well, these are gluten-free, but a trip to the KA store is cool. i've totally been there.sarah: thanks. i wondered if i didn't swirl mine enough.girlieblog: well, even if you're not gluten-free, these are greatsaira: i hear that substitutions aren't that simple. anyway, nyc is great for desserts maniacs (like me)shauna: thanks so much

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