Gluten-Free Chocolate Pistachio Brownies

gluten-free chocolate pistachio brownies

These may be labelled as Brownies, but they’re rather more like squares of beautifully moist, fudgy dark chocolate cake with the best Sicilian pistachios scattered on top as an after-thought. And you wouldn’t think it but they’re gluten-free. This is the first time I’ve used rice flour in desserts and I can tell you, it’s certainly not the last!  As you can see from the photograph, they didn’t even make it to a presentation plate to stage a fancy photo.  You’ll see once you try the recipe yourself.

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 Instagram, 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. 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.

For those of you who follow a gluten-free diet and are looking for something a bit different, I discovered this wonderful healthy compilation of 8 delicious gluten-free recipes over at Positive Health Wellness – it even includes Yorkshire puddings and a rather special monkfish curry that I could just imagine topped with a tikka macsala sweet-spicy macaron from the Mad About Macarons’ chapter. Did you know that macarons are also gluten-free?

And while we’re on the subject, why not top these brownies with a few macarons too?