Flourless Brownie Bites

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Yesterday afternoon was spent baking with my sister in preparation for a little birthday gathering we're having for Rich tonight. I was planning on writing this post but my sister's passion for talking about food puts me to shame so I let her take over... I feel this might be a fortnightly thing on WIHT. 

Take it away Carly...

Ever finished a delicious but super filling meal and got the feeling that you NEED something sweet but you just cant fit in a whole desert? That moment was my inspiration for creating these Brownie Bites. These small but perfectly delicious treats look great piled on a plate or placed on a saucer next to post dinner coffee and most importantly they satisfy that sugar sweet hit we crave after a savoury meal.
An added bonus is that there are only 4 ingredients needed, most of which you’ll already have sitting in your store cupboard at home AND as they are flourless, any friends with gluten issues will still be able to enjoy these.

TIP: Press confectionary silver, red or green balls into the top of these just as they come out the oven or nestle some cuts of holly in between the tiny blocks of chocolate goodness to convert these into a perfect festive delight.

BAKE, EAT, BE HAPPY!

INGREDIENTS

4 eggs (separated)
110 grams Butter
110 grams Sugar
225 grams dark chocolate
splash of Ameretto liquor (optional)
Icing sugar for dusting

TOOLS

Electric whisk (hand or machine)
8 inch Brownie tin or similar size baking tray
Sieve for dusting

RECIPE

Preheat oven to 170C/340F

Put the cubed butter and broken up chocolate into a heat proof bowl and place over a saucepan with about an inch of barely simmering water in. 

*ITS IMPORTANT THE BOWL IS NOT TOUCHING THE WATER OR ELSE THE CHOCOLATE WILL GO HARD!*

Stir the butter and chocolate every now and again until they have melted together, then remove the bowl from the pan and set aside to cool.
NOTE: If you are adding Ameretto (or another alcohol of your choice), stir it in at this point.

Next whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until they are thick and light in colour and leave a ‘ribbon trail’ when whisk is lifted.
Gently combine the chocolate and butter mixture with the yolk and sugar mix and set aside.

Whisk the egg whites to the soft peak (hold over head) stage. 
Start by folding in one dollop of egg whites to the chocolate mix, then add the rest in stages all the time folding in so as not to knock out the air.

Pour the mix into the lined tray and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until the centre is springy to the touch.

Let the cooked brownie mix cool before dusting with icing sugar (an ordinary sieve will do the trick) to give it that snowy Christmassy feel, then cut into bite size chunks.





Mmmm... delicious! Follow me on Instagram (@lilypebbles) as I'll probably be putting up photos of us trying these tonight! Yum! 
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26 comments:

  1. Mmm these sound delicious! I might have to bake them tomorrow :)

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  2. Yummm... just started getting cravings for dessert and I don't even have a sweet tooth! They look delicious!

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  3. Oh my these look so tasty. Would love to make these but there's no way I could limit myself to just one.. let the Christmas indulgences begin!

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  4. These sound delicious! And easy enough to make :D think I might give it a go!! xx

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  5. These look so yummy!!

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  6. This looks similar to my brownie recipe - I use delia's 'American brownies' but with more chocolate and without the nuts. They come out looking just like yours do here - really gooey and moist. But I use flour, and less eggs. So it's maybe a little more economical as flour is cheaper than eggs - but not gluten free.

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  7. These look gorgeous; I can't wait to give it a try! I made a date and walnut cake yesterday that went down really well so these might have to be my next baking experiment x

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  8. These look amazing, totally making them tomorrow! XO

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  9. THIS IS GREAT! my housemate cannot eat gluten so i'm so happy I have found something which I can bake which she can eat too. thankyou :)

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  10. Would definitely love to see more posts like this, I love them!!! x

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  11. Such a great recipe! They look so so yummy!!! :♥
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  12. OMG! These look so yummy, need to try them out. Thankyou for sharing! <3 xo

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  13. nom nom, deffo making these to bring to xmas get togethers

    xx

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  14. Mmmm... few things are more appetizing that melty chocolate like that :) These look delicious- thanks for sharing!

    -Jen

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  15. Great recipe. I might try these out soon.
    I always enjoy a brownie.

    Xx
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  16. This looks AMAZING! :)

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    x

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  17. Ohhhhh boy, these look good! However I am trying (and pretty much failing) to eat healthily... Hmmm, maybe a Christmas treat? Or a end of November treat? :) xxxxxxxxx

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  18. these look absolutely gorgeous! defo going to give them a try!!!! :)
    Nicole x

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  19. These look mouth watering!

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  20. I literally read this post, got up, went into the kitchen and made these..Within about 45 minutes of reading your post I was eating hot brownies! I have never done that before!

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  21. These look so tasty! Going to try and make them, mm! Especially with Amaretto, it's my favourite!
    xo

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  22. YUM! These look amazing!! Perfect Christmas treats!

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    xx

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  23. So like, I was at work when I saw this post and quickly ran out to buy the ingredients and when I got home I made them (and might have eaten them all too) <3 I really needed that, thank you!!

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  24. Currently in the oven, have made them with my children, one of which doesn't have gluten... He's very happy I can bake with him without that awful free from flour! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  25. Oh. But feel I must add that we left out the liquor... Not so good for the kids!

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