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Gluten free chocolate pistachio brownies, an easy recipe using rice flour inspired by Chambelland gluten free bakery in Paris. The taste sensation is fudgy, intense bittersweet chocolate with scattered nuts on top, making a toasted pistachio finale.

gluten-free chocolate pistachio brownies

Gluten Free Brownies with Toasted Pistachios


These may be labelled as Brownies, but they’re rather more like squares of moist, fudgy dark chocolate cake.

Best quality Sicilian pistachios are scattered on top, almost as an after-thought, as they’re not mixed in the batter. As a result, this lazy addition means they come out of the oven extra nutty and toasted.

Gluten Free Brownies – No Flour – Just Rice Flour

These brownies are inspired by the 100% Gluten-free bakery in Paris, Chambelland. As I don’t follow a gluten-free diet myself, I couldn’t resist tasting a few of their breads for research purposes and, if you follow me on social media, you’ll see I tasted my research seriously for an Bonjour Paris article on the Top Gluten-Free Pastries in Paris.

Chambelland’s Brownies are legendary and made with rice flour. It’s hard to tell they’re gluten free! Here I’ve adapted their recipe by slightly reducing the sugar, replacing the nuts with pistachios, and making a bigger quantity fit for a birthday or Father’s Day cake.

How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Pistachio Brownies from Scratch

Gluten-free chocolate cake recipe

melt the chocolate/butter, add to eggs and sugar, mix in rice flour.

easy gluten-free chocolate cake recipe

Once batter is smooth, pour into a lined brownie tin

gluten free chocolate brownies

Sprinkle with pistachios and bake!

gluten-free chocolate pistachio brownies

gluten-free chocolate pistachio brownies

Gluten Free Chocolate Pistachio Brownies

Author: Jill Colonna
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course : Dessert, teatime
Cuisine : French
Keyword : gluten free brownies, how to make gluten free chocolate brownies from scratch
Servings : 12 people
Calories : 335kcal

Description

Gluten free chocolate pistachio brownies, an easy recipe using rice flour inspired by Chambelland gluten free bakery in Paris. The taste is fudgy, intense bittersweet chocolate with scattered nuts on top, making a toasted pistachio finale.

Ingredients

  • 400 g (14oz) Dark cooking chocolate / bittersweet chocolate (Min. 50% cacao)
  • 190 g (7oz) Unsalted butter
  • 130 g (4.5oz) Pure cane sugar
  • 4 Organic eggs
  • 90 g (3.5oz) Rice flour
  • 100 g (3.5oz) Pistachios

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F/160°C fan (Gas 4). Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie), ensuring that the water doesn't touch the chocolate.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and eggs lightly.
  • Add the melted chocolate/butter to the eggs, add the rice flour and mix together using a spatula.
  • Line a square brownie tin (25cm) with baking/parchment paper and pour in the batter.
  • Smooth the batter, even out the surface with the spatula, and scatter over the pistachios.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Leave to cool and cut into squares.

Notes

Although fabulous on the day itself, it's also just as good next day! Can keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Remove 30 minutes beforehand to taste them at their best.
Freezes well too.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 335 Calories per portion (serves 12), 6g protein, 23g lipids.
 
Jill Colonna
MadAboutMacarons.com

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Hi Jill,
In your recipe you call for dark cooking chocolate. Is this unsweetened chocolate?

Hi William,
Unsweetened chocolate is 100% cacao – this is using a dark chocolate for cooking that’s at least 50% so in American terms it will be Bittersweet chocolate. Thanks for pointing this out – have updated the recipe for you over the pond!


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