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Have a friends or loved ones who follow a gluten-free diet, but still love dessert? Leaving the flour out of these brownies not only gets rid of the gluten, but also makes them super moist, chewy, and gooey. Found on Good Housekeeping -- but couldn't print the recipe. I was afraid I'd lose it, so copied it over here. This would be great for those eating a lower carb way. I didn't try any substitutions for the sugar and I'm pretty sure you can't leave out the corn starch -- but just the fact that it doesn't have 3 cups of flour is good.
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (60 percent to 70 percent cacao)
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 6 tablespoons butter, no substitutions
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1⁄2 cups almonds, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup heavy cream, warmed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8- by 8-inch baking pan. Line with foil; grease foil.
- In 4-quart saucepan, combine chocolates, 4 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Melt on medium-low 4 minutes or until smooth, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, 1 at a time, until well blended.
- Into same pan, sift cornstarch and cocoa; fold to incorporate. Stir batter vigorously for at least 1 minute or until batter thickens slightly and begins to pull away from sides of pan. Fold in 1 cup chopped nuts. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
- While brownie cools, in 4-quart saucepan, stir remaining 3/4 cup sugar, water, corn syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook on medium-high 9 to 12 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is amber, swirling occasionally to get even color.
- Working quickly, remove from heat and add cream. Once bubbling begins to subside, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter until incorporated. Stir in remaining chopped nuts.
- Pour caramel over cooled brownie, tilting pan to spread evenly. Let stand at least 2 hours or until caramel has set. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store brownies in airtight container, layered with waxed paper, at room temperature up to 2 days.