I know there are many variations of brownie recipe but I think I may have found the tastiest! I love to bake with my children but I'm always looking for healthier versions of old favourites, and when I came across this Raspberry Brownie recipe by Madeleine Shaw, it sounded great! I bought the ingredients and waited for a rainy day as it's one of our go-to activities when there's wet weather.
Well, today was the today and it certainly didn't disappoint! And it's also gluten free if that's your thing plus it is super easy to do with little ones.
200g coconut oil or butter
200g dark chocolate (ideally 70% or more cocoa solids)
200g coconut sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
200g rice flour or buckwheat flour (I used rice flour)
pinch of salt
Some of the ingredients may be a little more difficult to find but it's definitely worth tracking them down - I would even go as far to say that this is one of the tastiest brownie recipes I've ever made! (I'm not a big pistachio fan so substituted with walnuts and they work perfectly for a bit of crunch and nuttiness!)
- Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F / gas mark 3
- Line a 25cm x 25cm baking tin with baking paper
- Melt the oil or butter with the chocolate in a pan on a low heat. Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly
- Beat the sugar, vanilla and eggs together until combined. Once chocolate mixture has cooled a little, pour it into the egg and sugar mix. Sift in the flour and a pinch of salt, stirring well. Stop in half of the raspberries and nuts
- Pour the mix into the baking tin and scatter over the remaining raspberries and nuts, pushing them in slightly.
- Bake for 25-30mins until the brownie has just set (ie. so the outside is crispy and inside is gooey!)
-Remove from the over and leave to cool in the tin. Once cool you can cut into squares
(Apparently they can last for 1 week in an airtight container but I think ours may be eaten before that!)
Recipe taken from Madeleine Shaw's Ready Steady Glow Cookbook
So do you have a favourite? I'd love to know what's your tastiest recipe to bake with children - pop it in the comments below if you have a link.
The other great thing is that all my Halia Rose jewellery could go in the dishwasher so it didn't matter that some gooey stickiness dropped on my bracelet!