Sheena’s Browned Butter Brownies, Gluten Free Style

My friend Sheena posted a recipe for Browned Butter Brownies today and I decided that they sounded far too good to pass up. 

Hello, 10 T of browned butter? 

How can you say no to that kind of goodness? It’s like Paula Deen’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake – any large amount of butter paired with sugar is bound to be coma inducingly good.  And by golly, Sheena’s brownies are.

Her original recipe called for poison (wheat flour 😉, so I made a few changes to make it gluten free.  A simple blend of sweet white rice and sorghum flour did the trick. I swear sorghum flour is like magic – it makes gf stuff so yummy.  And reduces that grainy white rice flour texture that is so displeasing to the palate.

I figured a few of you would like to have the headache reduced, so here is the gf version of Sheena’s brownies (the glutenous version can be found here).

GF Browned Butter Brownies

10 T butter, cut into cubes
1 C sugar
3/4 C cocoa powder
1 t pure gf vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 c sweet rice flour
1/4 c sorghum flour
1/4 t zantham gum
1/2 tsp salt

Pre-heat oven to 325°

To brown the butter: Heat an oven safe pan on medium heat. Place cubed butter in pan and melt, stirring constantly. Butter will foam up and then  small brown flecks will start to appear in bottom of pan. Continue stirring, until butter has reached a nice brown color (like caramel), and has a nutty aroma. Reduce heat to low.

Add sugar to browned butter and stir until well combined, then add cocoa and mix well. Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit (not cold, not hot, just warm).

Add the vanilla. Add the eggs, one at a time. Continue to stir–the mixture will be thick and shiny.
Whisk together the sweet rice flour, sorghum flour, z gum and salt. Add to butter mixture and stir until just combined.

Put pan in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Top with fresh strawberries (ours were home grown! yay!) and a dusting of powdered sugar


I’ll be surprised if our batch makes it through today – my daughter couldn’t get it into her mouth fast enough. Even my husband was salivating over his share.

And me? Well, let’s just say I’ll be spending more time at the gym tomorrow.
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