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Nigella's Flourless Brownies

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mindyourhead Sun 04-Nov-12 15:26:42


Are they any good? Or do you have a superior brownie recipe for me to try?

DoodleAlley Sun 04-Nov-12 15:42:42

I'm afraid that's the one thing I buy in a box. From the good people at Betty Crocker.

Irrationally successfully yummy and no one has ever guessed!

ikigai Sun 04-Nov-12 15:48:05

They are really good - but if they don't need to be wheatfree then I can second betty crocker which are amazing.

A friend has always made the best brownies, i was shock when I tried betty crocker's and discovered that she'd been cheating all these years.

MothershipG Sun 04-Nov-12 15:49:24

I'm not a big fan of Nigella, I find her recipes a bit hit and miss and often over sweet.

Far superior IMHO are Smiiten Kitchen's and Dan the Man's

Brownies are so easy to make why would you buy a box mix?


DoodleAlley Sun 04-Nov-12 15:49:49

We went to Soutg Carolina and had all these amazing brownies at people's houses. Eventually someone's granny admitted they were from a Betty Crocker box which is how we discovered them!

DelGirl Sun 04-Nov-12 15:55:40


infamous suzywong brownies

DelGirl Sun 04-Nov-12 15:56:21

nextphase Sun 04-Nov-12 16:04:09

If you need flourless ones, they are OK. If you can take gluten, I've got a fab recipe I could type in for you - icing sugar in place of other sugar makes them really smooth.

mindyourhead Sun 04-Nov-12 16:25:48

Needs to be gluten free I'm afraid. I wonder if I can replace the flour with almond/coconut flour?

fuzzpig Sun 04-Nov-12 16:30:22

Marking place - DCs and I can eat gluten but DH is coeliac so would be great to try something without flour smile

nextphase Sun 04-Nov-12 16:46:59

Thats what nigella has pretty much done - she uses ground almonds. They are a bit oily when I make them, but as gluten free go, they are pretty good.

mindyourhead Mon 05-Nov-12 10:32:33

There's no oil in the nigella ones is there? Is it the butter that makes them oily?

nextphase Mon 05-Nov-12 17:38:55

No, no oil, but mine have always come out oily. I blamed the ground almonds, as that is the ingredient I'm not used to cooking with, but butter is more likely the culprit!

crazybutterflylady Thu 08-Nov-12 17:50:59

I love the nigella ones, cut them up small as they're really rich. Last ages too, I serve them warmed slightly in the microwave with ice cream. Nom nom

mrsXsweet Thu 08-Nov-12 22:23:59

I made these at the wkend for dd and dh who are both wheat free- they were a lot more palatable than the usual freefrom stuff. My parents tried them as have asked me to make them again for Christmas! We had them with ice cream and the chocolate sauce she recommends. The only thing I did was not add all the walnuts as dd is only 2.5.

applefalls Fri 16-Nov-12 12:35:08

Hale and Hearty gluten free mix, holland & barrett and some sainsbury. Knock spits off any and all brownie recipes I've tried and I normally hate box mixes. Can mix it dairy free too for vegans

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 16-Nov-12 15:11:29

Just taking most brownie recipes and using gluten free flour often works. Gluten free flour is cheapest in Waitrose!

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