Posted on | June 6, 2007 | 4 Comments
I heard so many great things about the Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle mix, I just had to try it out! I made these for our Memorial Day cookout to rave reviews.
I purchased this mix from my local natural foods store for $3.99. It is 16 ounces and makes an 8×8 size pan of medium thickness brownies.
Mixing was fairly easy, just add eggs, melted butter and optional chopped nuts. The batter is very thick and a little difficult to spread in the pan. I used a touch of cooking oil on my fingertips to prevent sticking as I smoothed the batter in the pan by hand- spatulas and spoons just weren’t working for me. The instructions suggest 25-27 minutes baking time. Since I like fudge brownies, I opted to bake the brownies for 25 minutes. However, they were underbaked, even for my taste, so I would suggest baking the full 27 minutes for best results. Anything less, and it will just look, taste, and cut like brownie batter.
I also suggest completely cooling and freezing the brownies for at least an hour before cutting, as suggested on the package. These brownies are more like a slice of fudge than a traditional brownie, and really need that freeze time to allow for cutting clean lines. These moist brownies are very fudgey and have a rich chocolate taste, free from grittiness or significant crumbling ( just a bit at the edges ). The mix also contains chocolate chips that add another level of richness to the final result.
These truly are a decadent treat that anyone would enjoy. And they are just as good the next day, if they last that long!
Pros: wonderful flavor, moist, rich, chewy and gooey,
Cons: More like fudge than a traditional brownie, need long cooling/freezing time before cutting and serving
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Where can I Buy This Fudgey Brownie Mix?
Gluten-Free Pantry – Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix
Ingredients: Sugar, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanillin), cocoa powder, white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, xanthan gum, salt