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#1 adab8ca

 
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

They were chocolatey and wheatey with a chocolate-mint glaze. They looked SO moist and rich, so I was asking the people eating them to describe them to me, so that I can vicariously live through these brownies :) Now, I was kidding, everyone knows I don't play the victim but man, these looked awesome. And somebody says to me "I don't know how you do it! You are so strong to not eat these" and I thought that there is no WAY I am risking my recovery for a stupid bronwie because 6 months ago when all the doctors and specialists had NO idea what was wrong and I was SO sick and getting SO skinny and my neuropathy was so bad and my depression and anxiety made me literally suicidal (thinking that if I took the whole bottle of ativan, i would just go to sleep forever), I thought for SURE I would end up in a wheel chair, I was crying saying I WOULD EAT CAT S*#T IF IT MADE ME FEEL BETTER. The memory of how sick I was, my whole family thought I was going to die, I actually didn't even want the brownie. Of course, I never shared this with my co-workers but it just reminds me of how awful this disease is! I never want to forget those days because I want to appreciate the good days and NEVER be tempted to have a brownie (or 12)
Later, a guy came up to me and said that if it made me feel better,he had Wendy's for lunch and then a brownie and that he wanted to puke...I told him I was sick of eating nuts and berries and he assured me it was actually a MUCH better way to go :)
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#2 kareng

 
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:59 PM

Do you want to make these? I can give the gluten-free version recipe. My son loves chocolate & mint brownies and he doesn't have to be gluten-free. It's easy.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:01 PM

Do you want to make these? I can give the gluten-free version recipe. My son loves chocolate & mint brownies and he doesn't have to be gluten-free. It's easy.

Yes, I would love to :)
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Endoscopy showed damage that looked like "classic celiac", biopsy showed total villous atrophy
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Only real symptoms are huge weight loss and neuropathy

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:17 PM

Yes, I would love to :)



My husband took gluten-free brownies to work the other day and they were polished off in minutes. No one even thought to ask about their being gluten-free but they were! I also made some luscious gluten-free butterscotch brownies yesterday - there is no way you can tell they are gluten-free. However, brownies are probably the easiest things to make gluten-free and so satisfying. :) Let me know if you are interested in the recipes.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:20 PM

Butterscotch!!! Mint!!! Bring them on!
(i apparently miss brownies more than i let on it seems :) )
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TTG >200 (normal <10)
IgA gliadin 24 (normal <11)
IgG gliadin 38 (normal <11)
Endoscopy showed damage that looked like "classic celiac", biopsy showed total villous atrophy
Started gluten-free diet Aug 31, 2010
Only real symptoms are huge weight loss and neuropathy

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

Now I want brownies too! Anyone have a gluten free, soy free AND dairy free version? I have bakers chocolate and cocoa powder right now, need to order some dairy free/soy free chocolate chips. Mmmmm chocolate!
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:46 PM

I just use Gluten Free Pantry brownie mix. They are great! The chocolate fudgey layer and the mint icing make them so good! I'll post that part tomorrow after the kids are off to school.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:46 PM

I made a chocolate cake from an old family recipe but gluten free and took it to a party a few weeks ago and no one had a clue it was gluten free... LOL They begged me for the recipe and I said I couldn't give it to them because then I'd have to... well you know the line. But they didn't even notice the difference. When I took a piece and started eating it several of the men gasped... and that's when I had to confess that it was gluten free cake.. they didn't believe me.. LOL Next I'm trying my brownie recipe heehee

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:55 AM

I really like The Culinary Institute of America's "Gluten-Free Baking" as it includes interesting recipes that most other more basic books do not, such as eclairs, naan, pretzels, English muffins, etc. Another I like is Annalise Roberts' "Gluten-Free Baking Classics".

I have found for brownie or butterscotch brownie recipes it's simple to just use your favourite recipe and swap flours. Always remove from the oven a couple of minutes early so they remain lovely and chewy. Don't forget to bring your ingredients to room temperature first! It really does make a difference in gluten-free baking.

The butterscotch brownies I made the other day are:

6 tbsp canola oil
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups your favourite gluten-free flour blend
2 tsp BP
1 tsp S
1 tsp vanilla

Mix as usual brownies. Bake at 350 in greased 8x8 pan for 22-24 minutes.

Another version I love uses browned butter which adds a lovely depth and nuttiness.

A good plain brownie recipe is http://glutenfreegod...e-brownies.html with the option of adding in mint.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:36 AM

I really like The Culinary Institute of America's "Gluten-Free Baking" as it includes interesting recipes that most other more basic books do not, such as eclairs, naan, pretzels, English muffins, etc. Another I like is Annalise Roberts' "Gluten-Free Baking Classics".

I have found for brownie or butterscotch brownie recipes it's simple to just use your favourite recipe and swap flours. Always remove from the oven a couple of minutes early so they remain lovely and chewy. Don't forget to bring your ingredients to room temperature first! It really does make a difference in gluten-free baking.

The butterscotch brownies I made the other day are:

6 tbsp canola oil
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups your favourite gluten-free flour blend
2 tsp BP
1 tsp S
1 tsp vanilla

Mix as usual brownies. Bake at 350 in greased 8x8 pan for 22-24 minutes.

Another version I love uses browned butter which adds a lovely depth and nuttiness.

A good plain brownie recipe is http://glutenfreegod...e-brownies.html with the option of adding in mint.


Thanks for the recipe but what is BP and S?
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

...I was crying saying I WOULD EAT CAT S*#T IF IT MADE ME FEEL BETTER.


This made me laugh. :lol:

I used to make such grandiose, anxiety and depression-driven proclamations like, "I would literally cut off one of my limbs if it would make me feel better!"

But now I walk by a bakery and I'm like, "Ooh! Cake!" Then there's some sort of whining about how I can't have cake like that anymore. And everyone around me just rolls their eyes in an exhausted, exasperated way.

There was such Shakespearean drama to my plight and, amazingly, I can sometimes forget that in the face of pizza and cake.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for the recipe but what is BP and S?



Sorry! BP is baking powder and S is salt. :)
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:21 AM

Sorry! BP is baking powder and S is salt. :)


Thanks! I was guessing Sugar for the S and I would have been wrong, LOL.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

These are a life saver for when you just *need* a brownie: http://www.foodsbyge...om/brownie.html

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:10 PM

Here's the recipe. Sorry, I got busy.

Minty Brownies

I use a Gluten Free Pantry brownie mix. This is the recipe for the fudge layer and the mint icing layer. It is for a 9x13 size and the GFP makes a 9x9. We just used all the icing anyway because you can't have too much icing.

Mint layer:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
2 tbsp of creme de menthe or 1 tbsp peppermint extract+ 1 tbsp milk
green food coloring

With a mixer, combine sugar and butter. Add the creme de menthe OT peppermint & milk. Add food coloring. Mix until smooth. Ice the cooled brownies. Cover pan and refrigerate.

Fudgey layer:

1 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips
6 tbsp margarine or butter

Melt chips and butter. I used the microwave. Could use a double boiler. Stir until combines and smooth. Pour over the mint layer. Refrigerate a few hours.

Sorry this took me so long. I have been busy.
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Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. - Dave Barry
 
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”  - George Carlin
 
“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”  - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
 
 
 
 
 

 





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