With the string of snowstorms that have hit the Northeast over the past number of weeks, the Homestead has found itself snowed in on a number of wintry evenings. What better way to make the most of these impromptu holidays than gathering around the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a decadent chocolate brownie? Here at the homestead we’ve been indulging our dessert cravings by making the delicious gluten and dairy free chocolate brownie mix from Cup 4 Cup. These gourmet-tasting brownies are delightfully fudgy and intensely chocolaty: the perfect treat as you watch the falling snow.
All Cup 4 Cup products are produced independently in a dedicated Celiac Sprue Association-certified gluten-free facility. The chocolate brownie mix is both gluten and dairy free so those who are lactose intolerant can also enjoy these brownies. The mix contains a custom blended, all-natural gluten free flour that was specially developed by Lena Kwak when she worked as a chef at the world famous and award-winning restaurant French Laundry.
Quick and Easy Cook and Prep Time
The directions for making these brownies are fast and simple. First, preheat the oven to 350˚F. In a bowl, whisk together two eggs, ½ cup melted butter (or coconut oil), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of water. Add in the brownie mix and stir until fully combined. Next, spread the batter evenly into a lightly oiled baking pan. Pop in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes. The brownies should be done if you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
Cup 4 Cup warns that it is important not to overcook the brownies, as “baking time will vary depending on the oven and pan.” Make sure to watch yours closely while they are baking. The mix makes a very rich and decadent brownie. For a slightly minty taste, add a 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract or if you prefer a more cake-like brownie, try adding an extra egg. This mix is multipurpose which means that you can also use it to make cookies or a devil’s food cake.
If I hadn’t known, I probably wouldn’t have guessed that these tasty brownies are gluten free. They’re moist and chewy and do not fall apart when cut into squares. Unlike other gluten free products I’ve tried, they have a rich flavor with no back taste or strange texture. This was my first time trying a product by Cup 4 Cup. They also make flour, pizza crust mix, and a pancake and waffle mix. I hope I get the chance to try these soon because the Cup 4 Cup Chocolate Brownie mix has definitely passed our taste tests here at the Homestead.
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