We were informed today by one of our interns that it is in fact, as the title suggests, International Random Act of Kindness Day. Now for some of the more sceptical beings reading this, you may be wondering if said act of kindness can be considered ‘random’ if it is performed on a designated day. We’ll get back to you on that one. In the meantime, here’s a recipe for THE BEST gluten free brownies we ever did taste. The future of the brownies is entirely in your hands. You could take them over to Aunty Jean, drop them off at a local care home, or even hand them out to random commuters on the Central Line. (Perhaps it’s best to ignore that last suggestion. Rush hour commuters don’t really come across as ‘accepting-a-home-baked-brownie-off-a-stranger’ kind of people.)
Right, where were we? Ahh yes. The brownie!
- 200g bar plain chocolate
- 250g butter
- 4 medium eggs
- Few drops of vanilla extract
- 300g caster sugar
- 125g gluten-free plain flour
- Icing sugar, for dusting!
- Set the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
- Melt the chocolate and butter, either in a bowl in a microwave oven or over a pan of hot water. Lightly beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the sugar and flour to the bowl and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Spoon the mixture into the lined cake tin and level the surface.
- Eat a bit of the mix when nobody’s looking…
- Bake in the centre of the oven to 40-45 mins, until just set to the touch in the centre. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5-10 mins. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
- Dust brownie with icing sugar. Cut into 24 squares to serve.
Simple as that! If you do get a chance to make a batch of these gooey bad boys, send us a tweet and let us know what you did with yours…