Luckily, I had already arranged a play-day/sleep-over for my ten year-old so he's been in good company and his buddy has kept his mind off his gecko. Unfortunately, my eight year-old is missing his brother's pet so I needed to cheer him up. Chocolate always works for me so I figured it would work for him, too. It worked! A big piece of brownie brightened my son's day. :)
I've baked egg-free brownies a few times and haven't had much luck. They were too "cakey," too flat, hard and asphalt-like, didn't have the right flavor, or lacked the right brownie-like consistency. I finally found a decent recipe and modified it quite a bit to have less sugar and butter. Mine was a pretty good version if I say so myself and my allergy-boy definitely approves. This recipe's a keeper!
- 1/4 c butter (1/2 stick)- softened
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 3/4 c cocoa powder
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 Tbs corn starch
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c "buttermilk" (1 c milk + 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar: mix together and let sit for 3-5 mins.)
- 1/2 c chocolate chips
- optional: powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease 8"x8" brownie dish.
- Place softened butter in mixing bowl and add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and corn starch. Mix well.
- Add vanilla and "buttermilk." Mix until combined well but do not over-mix.
- Fold in chocolate chips last.
- Spread mixture evenly into baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 mins.
- Optional: dust with powdered sugar