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Blogiversary Allergy Friendly Brownies

October 17, 2012 by Fleur in Allergy Friendly Food with 12 Comments

Allergy friendly browniesHappy Birthday to ‘Homemade by Fleur’! Today one year ago I clicked publish on my very first post. Looking back, I’m actually very proud of what I had to say back then considering so much has changed in a single year. It is a cracking recipe and I’m planning to make some more of my pumpkin pie this weekend.

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me and my blog in the last year. My family, (husband and brother and children get a special mention here) my friends, fellow bloggers and of course my readers. Without you all this blog would not happen.

Highlights have got be be:

Baking MadEric Lanlard

Recipe for LoveRecipe for Love

Cake and Bake Show previewCake and Bake Preview

My favourite posts are:

mini valentine cupcakesMini cupcakes

strawberry and white chocolate eclairsStawberry and white chocolate eclairs

coffee and chocolate with whipped vanilla icingChocolate and coffee cake

To celebrate I thought it was very appropriate to make a cake. This cake may look quite simple compared to others that I have done, but it is actually one of my biggest achievements. It was my first attempt to bake something allergy friendly for my little boy who I found out recently is allergic to a whole list of things. He is responding really well to his rather restricted diet and to see him with more energy and much happier just makes the extra effort for his diet completely worth it one hundred times over. He has not been sick for a month!! Before it was 2-3 times a day during a bad spell. I can’t tell you how relieved I feel to see him getting better.Allergy friendly brownie

Believe it or not, these brownies are egg, dairy, wheat, soy and nut free. When I put the mixture in the oven, I really did not know how they were going to turn out. I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. But look, they came out so well and have gone down a storm with the family. It has given me so much more confidence to try other things now, and so it has to be the perfect cake to share with you on my first ‘blogiversary’ It signifies how far I have come not only with my baking but with this blog in a short time.

So here is the recipe. A big cheers to you all and here is to another year of adventures for Homemade by Fleur. xxx

Allergy Friendly Brownies

(makes approx 20 brownies depening on the size you cut them up)

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp egg replacer
  • 3 tbsp camp coffee essence
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 215g gluten free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill baking flour)
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 210g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100ml veg oil
  • 200ml rice milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extractAllergy friendly baking kit

How to Make

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c and grease and line a medium sized brownie tin (mine was 8″ width x 11″ length)
  2. Mix the egg replacer, camp and water together in a small bowl until smooth and then leave for 5 mins
  3. Add the reset of the ingredients to a bowl along with the egg replacer mixture at the end and stir with a big wooden spoon, (my four year old loved doing this bit)
  4. Pour mixture into baking tray and cook for 30-35 mins
  5. Cool and enjoy

Allergy friendly brownie

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12 Comments

  1. JaimeOctober 17, 2012 at 2:00 pmReply

    Hi Fleur, Happy 1st Blog Birthday!! Here’s wishing you another fabulous year ahead and keep all of us coming back for more gorgeous bakes! x Jaim

  2. JanineOctober 17, 2012 at 3:11 pmReply

    Happy blogiversary! The brownies look delicious, I bet they taste just as good as the real thing.

  3. KathrynOctober 17, 2012 at 3:30 pmReply

    Happy blogiversary! These brownies look like they have such a perfect texture too and I’m glad that they went down well with your poor little boy.

  4. Laura@howtocookgoodfoodOctober 17, 2012 at 4:07 pmReply

    So good to see that brownies can work brilliantly for those with allergies too. Yours look amazing!
    Happy Blogaversary, I always enjoy visiting your blog. Keep up the good work xx

  5. Alison BembenekOctober 17, 2012 at 8:31 pmReply

    Happy 1st blog birthday! I’m shall make something off your blog in your honour this week. X

  6. Nazima at Franglais kitchenOctober 18, 2012 at 6:30 amReply

    Happy blogaversery! I’m so glad you little boy is feeling better. The texture of these brownies looks superb and I am sure any child would love eating these

  7. KarenOctober 23, 2012 at 5:35 pmReply

    Sorry I am late but a big happy blog birthday! Karen

    • FleurOctober 23, 2012 at 6:36 pmReplyAuthor

      Thanks Karen, that’s really kind of you to say. x

  8. What Kate BakedOctober 24, 2012 at 6:36 pmReply

    Happy bloggaversary Fleur! I really can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year- and what a year it has been! I’m delighted you celebrated with such an important bake for your little boy and to hear he is doing so much better.

  9. ChocletteOctober 25, 2012 at 9:54 amReply

    Many congratulations Fleur. You’ve done amazingly well in your first year and the food blogesphere and come up with some fantastic recipes. So pleased the brownie recipe worked well and has given you the confidence to know you can still create delicious treats that the whole family can enjoy.

  10. JayneOctober 25, 2012 at 6:20 pmReply

    I can’t believe I missed this post! A very happy 1st blog anniversary! Well done you, your blog is brilliant! Looks like you are an allergy free pro already, those brownies look wonderful!

  11. Ren BehanNovember 9, 2012 at 9:45 amReply

    I am late,too, with my congratulations, but I wish you many more happy years of blogging, writing and creating wonderful recipes and highlights. It’s always a pleasure to read your posts. Onwards and upwards! xx

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