Happy Monday Everyone! Today I am going to share with you a review of one my favourite Gluten Free products: Delicious Alchemy’s Chocolate Brownie Mix.
As some of you might know, I am huge fan of Delicious Alchemy’s products after my Oaty Cookie Mix Review that I wrote back in September. These products never fail me and are so versatile, so I’m going to show you how I made Peanut Butter Brownies from their Chocolate Brownie Mix.
First, however, I would like to share with you my experiences of first ever BBC Good Food Eat Well Show that I attended recently, an event dedicated to healthy eating and special dietary needs, including Gluten Free diets. This was the first time I have attended a food show and I was hugely impressed at the amount on offer, which included over 70 stalls where you could try out and purchase various products, the ‘Eat Well Forum’ and an Interview Stage where you could query the experts, a Dietitian’s Clinic and the ‘Healthy Kitchen’ where you could watch celebrities and chefs creating exciting dishes from which to grab inspiration. I attended on the sunday so I saw Hemsley + Hemsley and Lorraine Pascale!
Among the exhibitors I spotted various Gluten Free companies including BFree, Delicious Alchemy and HECK to name just a few. It was great to speak to the companies first hand, get better idea of the products available and to try before you buy! The ladies at the BFree Stand were particularly helpful and were happy for me to sample everything, they also had some great offers available and I managed to stock up on Gluten Free Bread and Wraps at very reasonable price.
I would highly recommend attending the BBC Eat Well Show and I am already looking forward to next year – I hope they will expand the show to include more Gluten Free products. These shows are also a very good idea for newly diagnosed Coeliacs to attend, as it gives them the opportunity to try Gluten Free products without spending a fortune and to stock up very cheaply.
While I was at the show, I also popped to Delicious Alchemy’s stand to stock up on a few favourites, including the Chocolate Brownie Mix.
I don’t normally use packet mixes, but they are handy to have stashed away just incase you want to whip up some Gluten Free goodies super quickly. I always have Delicious Alchemy products in my cupboard as they never disappoint and the results are always excellent. They are also easily adaptable so you can create different flavours.
In order to make the Chocolate Brownies, all you require is 100g of Butter (or Dairy Free alternative) and two large Eggs, however, Peanut Butter Brownies are my favourite, so I decided to do a bit of experimenting to see If I could achieve this with the Chocolate Brownie Mix.
I followed the instructions outlined by Delicious Alchemy but took out 25g of Butter and added 50g of Chunky Peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of Milk. I added the milk to ensure the the Brownies would be nice and moist, as I don’t think Peanut butter provides as much moisture as Butter.
After I had spread the Brownie mixture into the prepared in, I melted 2 tablespoons of Chunky Peanut Butter, dotted it across the top and then used a cocktail stick to create a marble effect.
I baked the Brownies at exactly the same temperature as outlined on the packaging but allowed them to bake for an extra two to three minutes due to the extra wet ingredients I added to the mixture. It’s a good idea to check Brownies with a skewer – the perfect Brownie should have a crispy top but still be slightly gooey the middle.
I was so impressed with the versatility of this product and that I was able to use it to make my favourite bake. I come back to this mix again and again as the Brownies are so yummy – you would never know that they were Gluten Free!
To find out more about Delicious Alchemy and their fabulous products you can check out their website here.
You can also find out more about the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show at http://www.bbcgoodfoodeatwellshow.com.