Posted on | May 29, 2007 | 2 Comments
I purchased this Arrowhead Mills gluten free brownie mix for $4.59 from my local natural foods shop. The mix is 17.5 ounces and makes a 9×13 pan and makes 12-20 brownies, depending on how small you cut them.
This mix requires vegetable oil, eggs ( or egg substitute) and water. The mix is moderately thick and spreads fairly well in the pan. After baking it is best to wait until the brownies are completely cool before cutting and eating; otherwise they tend to be sticky and the taste isn’t as great. After baking, the brownies tend to be fairly thin. For a thicker brownie consider using two mixes or a smaller pan.
These brownies are a nice moist cake brownie with a hint of fudginess. When slicing and removing the brownies from the pan, the corners tend to break off and the top didn’t have the crinkly texture I like. To me, these brownies had a nice cocoa flavor without overpowering sweetness, thanks to the evaporated cane juice. I liked that they held their shape, and the bits of mini chocolate chips added just the right touch. The texture was great, with no indication of grittiness or chalkiness. I could taste the rice flour base, but strangely enough, I did not mind this time. These are decent brownies that will suffice for any chocolate or brownie craving; however, they are not the decadent, luscious chocolate treat you may dream about. That said, I will probably buy them again. Especially if it is topped with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Pros: soft and chewy, moist, holds shape well
Cons: fairy thin, chocolate flavor could be richer
Rating: 4 stars
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Ingredients: organic evaporated cane juice, organic white rice flour, organic chocolate chips (organic sugar, organic chocolate liquor [non-alcohol], organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin [added as an emulsifier], organic vanilla flavor), organic potato starch, organic cocoa powder, tapioca starch, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors, (organic sugar, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors), xanthan gum, sea salt, baking soda, and non-aluminum baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda, cornstarch).