Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Free from Chocolate Brownies with a twist

I recently agreed to take part in Amanda Bootes #letsgetfoodiechallenge and the first challenge was to make your best chocolate recipe.  Now this was rather a challenge for me as I don't really make anything chocolatey as it makes me ill.  I do still occasionally make chocolate brownies, I have gotten used to making them gluten free, so now I decided to try making them lactose free and sugar free too, only I'd run out of honey so I decided to try and make them using stevia, this was the recipe I used:

Ingredients:

               225g lactose free butter

               1 cup of stevia

               4 eggs

              70g cocoa powder

              225g gluten free self raising flour

              Lactose free milk

Method:

            Whisk your butter until really creamy.

            Add the stevia and whisk some more.

            Add the eggs one at a time, beating in between each one.

            Combine your flour and cocoa powder, then add to the mix. 

            If you mix is a little thick, add some milk to thin it out. 

             Grease a cake tin and pour your batter in. Bake at gas mark 4 for 25 minutes. 

Verdict: 

           Because stevia is very sweet I used half the amount of stevia by volume than sugar and I added more cocoa than usual and so these were quite grown up brownies, consequently the little two weren't keen and so I will probably ice them to sweeten them up. I found the stevia left a strange after taste in my mouth and I'm not sure I'll bake with it again. 



I would love to hear how you all get on using sugar substitutes, but think I'll stick to using honey and maple syrup for now. 

Lupin Girl x

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6 comments:

  1. I never got the hang of baking with Stevia either. Maybe you could try a fudgy brownie sweetened with dates.

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  2. +SissyWitch thank you for answering my query, I have never thought of using dates! Do you have a link to a recipe that you use?
    Thank you again for your help
    Lupin Girl x

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  3. I haven't baked with Stevia before. I do need to start looking for some dessert recipes that are sugar free for my husband.

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  4. +PamelaBarton There are some lovely recipes using honey or maple syrup, but I won't use Stevia again, it leaves a funny taste in your mouth :(
    Lupin Girl x

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  5. Seriously, this is the second chcolate cake feature I have read in a row! You are all making me soooo want chocolate! This looks delicious and fab that it's a free from version. I've never used a sugar substitute...I'm all about the sugar hehe! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. +Mummascribbles sorry! I hope you managed to get some chocolate lol It's always a pleasure linking up :)

      Lupin Girl x

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